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CCL2016 Little League® Rulebooks Now Available in Print and as eBooks

The 2016 Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies are now available for purchase in hardcopy or as an electronic book, and there are some new things to look out for this year.
easton-152Little League® Extends Exclusive Partnership with EASTON® Through 2022

Easton Baseball/Softball, a leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, and Little League® announced today an expanded exclusive partnership through the 2022 season.
sbaward152Little League® International Establishes New Little League Softball® Volunteer of the Year Award

mendoza-finch152Little League® Q&A with Softball Stars Jessica Mendoza and Jennie Finch

In the softball world, Jennie Finch and Jessica Mendoza are about as big-time as they come. The pitcher and outfielder starred for Team USA in the mid-2000s, and both own a gold and a silver medal from the 2004 and ’08 Olympic Games, respectively. Since then, they’ve taken their skills into the broadcast booth for ESPN, covering baseball and softball. The pair reunited to talk sports with Little League.
russell152Little League® and Russell Athletic® Announce 5-Year Partnership Extension

Little League® and Russell Athletic® announced today a 5-year partnership extension to remain the official uniform provider to the Little League World Series, supplying all on-field apparel and licensed souvenirs. The contract runs through 2020 and is applicable for all nine Little League Baseball and Softball World Series Tournament events.
taxes152Don’t Let This Happen: Loss of Federal Tax Exempt Status

At Little League® International in Williamsport, Pa., and at our Regional Offices, calls and emails come in all year long about situations that are happening at one of our 7,000 local leagues. Many of these calls and emails inform us of some very positive initiatives spearheaded by our millions of volunteers. However, there are also negative situations.
helmets152Update! The latest information on Concussions, Child Abuse Reporting, and State Background Checks

Twice a year, in January and June, Little League® provides updates to the state statutes affecting player safety throughout the program.
travis-young152Warren, Ark., Volunteer, Travis Young, Sr., Elected as Southwestern Region Representative to the Little League® International Board of Directors

At the 2016 Little League® Southwest Regional Roundtable in San Antonio, Texas, Travis Young, Sr., Arkansas District 3 Administrator, was nominated for election to the Little League International Board of Directors.
league-age152How to Check a Little Leaguer’s League Age

Children from four years old to 18 can be Little Leaguers®. With several age-specific divisions, there are fun, competitive baseball and softball opportunities for boys and girls around the world.
brown152Liz DiLullo Brown Promoted to Little League® Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the promotion of Liz DiLullo Brown from Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships to Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
velte152Little League® Baseball and Softball Promotes Dan Velte to Senior Director of League Development and Regional Operations

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the promotion of Dan Velte from Director of League Development and Affiliation to Senior Director of League Development and Regional Operations.
new-sb-coach152Basic Steps When Preparing to Coach for the First Time

The decision to coach is a big one, but also a rewarding one. As a coach, you are responsible for much more than simply supervising your players, teaching the game, and striving to win. You are responsible for providing a fun, physically and emotionally safe environment that develops your Little Leaguers® as players and as people.
mattingly152Mattingly Charities Step Up to the Plate for Indiana Challenger Program

Each year, Highland Baseball Club Little League Challenger Division relied on the $2,000 grant it received from the city for operational support. The Evansville, Ind., league used the money to help sustain operations, providing its Challenger players a chance to enjoy the game they love. However, the program was dealt a blow when the grant was cut, but it wasn't strike three, they're out! The local news media reported on the cut, and that caught the attention of Lori Mattingly, and her six-time Major League Baseball All-Star husband, Don.
garcia152Little League® International Remembers California District 18 Assistant District Administrator Jaime Garcia

boundaries152Local League Boundaries – What Parents Need to Know

Since its inception, a primary focus of Little League® has been to provide a healthy activity for kids to enjoy alongside their friends. It was clear back in 1939 that parents preferred that family-and-friend style of activity, where those within the community could gather and interact with each other while watching their children have fun. That close-knit preference has not diminished in over seven decades.
registration1525 Things to Get You Ready for Little League® Registration

To enjoy all of the fun and excitement of being a Little Leaguer® and a Little League® parent, all you have to do is sign up. Here are five things to get you ready for Little League Registration.
nyr152Little Leaguer® New Year’s Resolutions

In the December issue of The Parent Connection, Little League® asked for parents to share their sons and daughters’ Little League resolutions. Here are our favorite resolutions.
nbhof-thumb21 Little Leaguers® in the Baseball Hall of Fame

With the recent addition of Phoenixville (Pa.) Little League’s Mike Piazza to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, there are now 21 former Little Leaguers to achieve the game’s highest honor.
aidan152Little League® International Remembers Woolrich (Pa.) Little Leaguer® Aidan Fowler

essay152I Can’t Wait to Be a Little League® Mom

When I was a young Little League Softball® player, I anxiously awaited every spring because that meant a new season, a new team, a new uniform, new cleats. Gosh, growing up in Pennsylvania, some of those days we had to wear snow suits while walking in the opening day parade, but the anticipation of the next few months to follow and walking with new and old friends blurred out any chill. While those days seem so distant while living my current life as a working wife and mother to a 6-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, I can easily remember my childhood as a Little Leaguer®.
piazza-hof-sqPhoenixville Little League’s Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Mr. Piazza joins 20 others who got their start in Little League to be honored among baseball’s all-time greats in the Hall of Fame.
hull-webFloyd Hull, Little League® Volunteer and Former Big League Baseball World Series Director, Passes

Little League® International mourns the passing of Floyd Hull, former President of Federal Little League in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Director of the Big League Baseball World Series from 1970 to 1998. He was 87.
CCLLittle League® International Tournament Team Fee Increases to Maintain Support for Tournament Expenses for Local Leagues

drury-ushhof-newChris Drury Enshrined in U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Chris Drury, a Little League baseball® World Series champion and current member of the Little League International Board of Directors, has been formally enshrined in U.S. Hockey’s Hall of Fame with the Class of 2015.
spoonerLittle League® International Remembers 1939 Little Leaguer® George Spooner, Jr.

hooton-thumbTaylor Hooton Foundation President Don Hooton Delivers Powerful Message

arlington-sw152Arlington Southwest Little League Gives Back to Houston, Texas Inner-City Leagues

felix152Going Home Series Allows Mariners Felix Hernandez to Donate $40,000 to Seattle Area Little League Challenger Division® Programs and Local League

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has developed the MLBPA Players Going Home Series, which allows Major League Baseball (MLB) to make a donation to local, hometown organizations in the name of deserving players. This year, Seattle Mariners All-Star pitcher, and Little League® graduate, Felix Hernandez, with the help and support of the Mariners’ Community Relations Department, donated 30 percent of his grant to two local Little League Challenger Division® programs.
wojtkowski152Little League® International Remembers Maryland District 7 Administrator Ed Wotjkowski

llu-bluebg152Little League® International Launches Education and Training Website: Little League University

Little League® Baseball and Softball has launched the online destination of its new training and education platform, Little League University. LittleLeagueU.org is designed to transform the way volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents experience learning about the Little League program.
award-winners152Some of MLB’s Top Players Have Little League® Roots

CCLLittle League® International Board of Directors Announce 2016 Little League World Series Dates

At the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, dates for the nine 2016 Little League World Series Tournaments were approved.
2newboard152Little League® International Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

At the annual fall meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, elected to the Board are two new Field Directors, Dwayne Tuggle of Amherst, Va., and Corinne G.L. Chow of Vancouver, British Columbia.
CCLUpdate to the Implementation of Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date

Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date.
woll-logo152World of Little League Museum, WVIA Hosting Kids’ Day on Nov. 21

hanson152Little League® International Remembers Little League Graduate and Former MLB Pitcher Tommy Hanson

CCLLittle League International Remembers Former New York 27 District Administrator Harold Weissman

isha152World of Little League® Museum Gives International Sports Heritage Association a World-Class Experience

cooke152Veteran College Softball Coach Brings Skills from South Carolina to Little League Softball® Programs Around the World

colins152Terry Collins, Manager of the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets, Found his Calling as a Little Leaguer® in Midland, Mich.

Conforto152Mets' Michael Conforto Becomes Third Person to Play in Little League®, College, and MLB World Series

In all of sports, there are few clubs that are as exclusive as the World Series Slam - players who have competed in the Little League Baseball®, College, and Major League Baseball World Series. That fraternity has just added a member, Michael Conforto.
CCLFirst-Year District Administrators Receive Training at Little League® Headquarters

woll152ISHA Conference opens in Williamsport on October 20

mlb-post-2015Little League® Grads Competing in the 2015 MLB Postseason

yogi1523 Things Yogi Berra Taught Little Leaguers

dallas152Little League® Expands Digital Media Initiatives, Names Dallas Miller as Digital Media Director in Newly Created Role

brian152Little League® Baseball and Softball Promotes Brian McClintock to Senior Director of Communications

Liz-Stadium-152Little League® Congratulates Liz DiLullo Brown on SportsBusiness Journal Game Changer Honor

CCLLittle League® International Remembers Little League Baseball World Series Volunteer Phyllis Yasui

llbwsTokyo Kitasuna Little League from Tokyo Japan, Wins 2015 Little League Baseball World Series