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west-region-youth-umpire-clinic152 Little League® Umpires Offer Life Lessons Through Youth Umpire Schools

While Little League® is most commonly known for the stories of baseball and softball players on the field, it is the men and women in blue that often get to teach some of life’s most valuable lessons that are learned on and off the ballfield.
five-tee-ball-tales152 Five Great Little League® Tee Ball Tales

Little League® “Tee Ball Tuesday” highlights the fun, fitness, and fundamentals enjoyed by the youngest Little Leaguers® and their families. Beginning in the fall of 2016, Little League International asked parents, coaches, and other local league volunteers to share their “Tee Ball Tales” with us. Many wonderful tales have been submitted from all around the globe, and below, is a collection of some of the fun and unique moments that capture the essence of #TeeBallTales.
your-voice152 Your Voice: How to Feel Welcome at a New League, Tournament Eligibility Requirements, and More

Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions to parents@LittleLeague.org.
kersey152 Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Jess Kersey

Little League® International remembers former professional basketball referee, Little League graduate, and friend of the organization, Jesse “Jess” Kersey. He was 76.
fields152 A Look at Some of Little League's Most Unique Facilities from Around the World

With 2.4 million children playing on Little League® fields around the world, there are thousands of communities that provide opportunities to their area children to play Little League Baseball and Softball on some unique fields. Here is an inside look at some of the most interesting Little League facilities from around the globe.
barry152 Barry Grove Announces Retirement from Little League®; Andrew Frederick Named Director of Information Services

After nearly 19 seasons at Little League® International, Barry Grove has officially announced his retirement as the Little League Director of Information Services. With Mr. Grove’s last day set for April 7, Little League’s current Assistant Director of Information Services, Andrew Frederick, has officially been announced as the new Director.
things-to-know152 Things to Know From Little League®: April 2017

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends.
confessions152 I Pushed My Son to Play Like His Brother and Pushed Them Both Too Hard

Three years separate my sons. My oldest, Drew, graduated from the Little League® program last year. Our league doesn’t have a division beyond Majors, so he’s playing for a few other teams in the area. He’s doing great there, just like he did during his Little League days.
Grand-Park-Aerial152 Little League® Announces New Location for 2017 Central Region Baseball and Softball Tournaments

With the recent sale of the former Little League Central Region Headquarters in Indianapolis, Little League® International has officially announced the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., as the location for the 2017 Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Central Region Tournaments in 2017.
CCL Little League Data Center Updates with Simple Digital Solutions for 2017 Season

To help provide District Administrators, District Officers, and League Administrators with local operations for the 2017 Little League® season, LittleLeague.org/DataCenter has been updated with new technology solutions.
gloversville152 Gloversville Little League Puts the Little League® Tee Ball Program in Action

In 2012, Gloversville (N.Y.) Little League® was looking to shake up its league and find new, innovative ways to give the boys and girls in their community a great Little League experience. What they found was Little League’s new Tee Ball Program. Now, more players than ever are playing and learning the fun, fitness, and fundamentals of Tee Ball.
nash152 Ashlea Nash Named Little League® Central Region Assistant Director

Little League® International has officially announced Ashlea Nash as the Central Region Assistant Director, joining Central Region Director, Nina Johnson-Pitt, as the newest full-time member of Little League Baseball and Softball.
wbc152 Little League® Graduates Shine in World Baseball Classic

For more than 65 confirmed Little League® graduates, playing in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) serves as a chance for these now-professional all-stars from around the world to show off their national pride, baseball prowess, and the inner-Little Leaguer® in all of them.
wbc152 Baseball Australia Pitcher Returns from World Baseball Classic to Little League® Assistant District Administrator Duties

Matt Williams was recently on the mound in front of 44,000 screaming fans in Tokyo Dome. While pitching for Australia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC), and having a five-year stint in the Minnesota Twins organization are impressive career accomplishments, it is watching Little Leaguers® grow as players and people in his native land that really excites the hurler.
webb152 Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former ABC “Wide World of Sports” Director Bill Webb

Little League® International remembers Bill Webb, a former Director of ABC Television’s “Wide World of Sports.” He was 70.
2017-llws-logo152 Little League® to Welcome Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals to 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series for the MLB Little League Classic on August 20

Little League® International is excited to welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals to the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on August 20, 2017. The Pirates and Cardinals will be part of the “MLB Little League Classic” that will take place at BB&T Park at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport later that night. This special event will spotlight Little League International’s commitment to working with MLB to celebrate youth baseball and softball through its PLAY BALL Initiative.
uilogo152 Little League® Announces 2017 Urban Initiative Jamboree Dates and Locations

Little League® Baseball and Softball is excited to announce the official dates and locations of its eight Little League Urban Initiative Jamborees for 2017, held at six different states throughout United States between April and June.
confessions152 Parent Confession: I Was a Chirping Coach. Now, I’m a Bruised Umpire.

Joe gave me a glare I’ll never forget. He was one of our long-time umpires, and I was a long-time coach in our league. Like any coach, I did my share of grumbling about the umpiring.
woll152new World of Little League® Museum Offering Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Open House on April 1

Visitors to the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, on Saturday, April 1, will have the unique opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours of the Little League® International complex.
things-to-know152 Things to Know From Little League®: March 2017

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead.
Niewierowski152 Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former West Virginia District 3 Administrator John Niewierowski Jr.

Little League® International mourns the passing of John Niewierowski, Jr., former West Virginia District 3 Administrator. He was 72.
2017-llws-logo152 CBC Sports to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Little League Baseball® Canada Region Tournament Until 2020

Little League® International, Little League Canada and CBC Sports have partnered to give Canadian audiences access to full-game coverage of the Little League Baseball® Canada Region Tournament for the first time ever.
Tinsley152 Little League® International Remembers Little League Baseball® World Series Photographer Russell Tinsley

Little League® International mourns the passing of Russell Tinsley, a 40-year volunteer, who gave his time at the local and district levels, and served as official photographer of the Little League Baseball® World Series from 1984 until 2010.
sb-grant152 Portsmouth Little League Uses Grow the Game Grant to Develop Softball Players in Rhode Island

Portsmouth Little League in Rhode Island was looking for help with their softball program, hoping to enhance the experience and inspire girls to hit the field. A Grow the Game Grant helped them start a player development program and provide more opportunities for female athletes in their community.
CCL Tee Ball on the South Lawn

From 2001 to 2008, hundreds of Little League® Tee Ball and Little League Challenger Division® players took the field, only this field wasn’t your normal Little League field. Situated on the South Lawn of the White House, President George W. Bush welcomed Little Leaguers® from multiple U.S. states and Puerto Rico to the White House for the “Little League Tee Ball on The South Lawn” program.
Challenger Division Logo 2017 Little League® Challenger Division Exhibition Game Teams Announced

Freehold Township Little League (Freehold, N.J.) and Riverside Little League (Riverside, R.I.) have officially been announced as the participating teams for the 2017 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game, which will be held during the 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on August 26.
bb-australia152 Australia Region Granted Direct Entry to the Senior League Baseball World Series Starting in 2017

Little League®, in conjunction with Baseball Australia, has officially announced that starting in 2017, the winner of the Australia Region Senior League Championship will be granted direct entry to the Senior League Baseball World Series.
women-hall152 Meet the Women of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

Enshrinement in the Little League® Hall of Excellence is the highest honor Little League International can bestow on any of its alumni. To date, four women, who have all excelled in various and unique professional fields as adults, have been honored in this way. Some of them played Little League Baseball®, some played Little League Softball®, but all four learned the values of character, courage and loyalty as Little Leaguers®.
oreilly152 Volunteer Spotlight: Reflections of Little League® from Female Leaders

In recognition of the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), celebrated on February 1, Little League® Baseball and Softball is spending the month of February honoring girls and women who have impacted Little League.
shawna-ryan152 Gatorade Director of Youth Programs, Shawna Ryan, Shares the Importance of Youth Sports

Commitment to youth sports for most parents is often times spent cheering from the sidelines or serving as a volunteer for their children’s teams, however for Shawna Ryan, Gatorade Director of Youth Programs, this commitment is more of a way of life.
confessions152 Little League® to Travel Ball and Back Again

I started my son in the Little League® Tee Ball program when he was four. I had worked with him quite a lot prior to that. I know that may sound weird working with a kid at such a young age, but his older brother played baseball, so he was always around. The sport came natural to him, and he loved it. While I wasn’t thrilled he’d be hitting off a tee because he could already hit a pitched ball, I figured we had to start somewhere, and Tee Ball was all that was available.
your-voice152 Your Voice: Little League® Provides Answers to Your Questions

Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance.
rulebooks152 2017 Little League® Rulebooks Now Available in Print and as eBooks

The 2017 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.
davie152 Sports And Volunteer Service is a Winning Combination

My volunteer work is a cornerstone of my life. As the first woman Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, I am thrilled to give my time and energy to the world’s largest and best youth sports organization.
things-to-know152 Things to Know From Little League®: February 2017

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead.
soucy152 Little League® Eastern Region Director Don Soucy Announces Retirement; Assistant Region Director Corey Wright to be Named Director

Don Soucy, Little League® Eastern Region Director, has announced his retirement after more than 25 years of service at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn.
ngwsd152 Little League® Celebrates 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Month-Long Campaign

– In coordination with the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebrated on February 1, Little League® Baseball and Softball will be spending the month of February recognizing and celebrating the important role females play in Little League and the opportunities the organization provides for girls around the world.
musburger152 Little League® Congratulates Former Little Leaguer® Brent Musburger on Retirement

Little League® Baseball and Softball congratulates legendary sports broadcaster and notable Little League graduate, Brent Musburger, on an illustrious career in sports broadcasting.
greenville152 Greenville Little League Helps Rebuild and Heal Community Following Hurricane Matthew Tragedy

In October 2016, tragedy struck the East Coast in the form of Hurricane Matthew, leaving up to 18 inches of rain across the state of North Carolina, but for Greenville Little League, it was the game of baseball that brought the community back together to rebuild.
2017-llws-logo152 2017 Little League® World Series Logos Unveiled

Little League® International has officially unveiled the logos that will be used for each of its seven World Series events during the 2017 Little League International Tournament games.
CCL Little League® International Welcomes Four New Members to Headquarters Staff

Little League® International welcomed the addition of four new members to its headquarters staff. Embracing a variety of roles and responsibilities, these new team members play an integral role in ensuring that millions of children have a meaningful Little League experience in communities around the world.
tee-ball-tales152 Little League® Looking For Coaches, Parents, and Volunteers to Share Their “Tee Ball Tales”

As part of the campaign, Little League is asking parents, coaches, and other volunteers to share their “Tee Ball Tales.”
angela-garcia152 Little League® Names Angela Garcia Southwestern Region Director

Angela Garcia, former Coordinator, Junior Competition at the United States Tennis Association (USTA), has been named Little League Southwestern Region Director.
CCL 2017 Little League® World Series Umpires Announced

Little League® Baseball and Softball has announced the selection of 92 volunteer umpires for the seven Little League World Series tournaments in 2017. The events begin on July 30 with four of the seven tournaments kicking off and concludes with the Little League Baseball® World Series championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 27.
teeball152 Little League® Launches “Tee Ball Tuesday”

Beginning on December 6, Little League® Baseball and Softball will launch a new digital campaign, “Tee Ball Tuesday,” to highlight the Little League Tee Ball Program and educate coaches, parents, and volunteers.
CCL Dates Announced for the 2017 Little League® World Series Tournaments

The official dates for the 2017 Little League® World Series Tournaments were approved on Friday, Nov. 11, at the annual fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors.
parents-survival152 Parents’ Survival Guide to the Little League® International Tournament

As players practice and leagues prepare for the Little League® International Tournament, parents and guardians also need to be ready to join their Little Leaguer® on this all-star journey.
World of Little League® Museum Set to Participate in a Pair of Local “Passport Programs”
Starting with its Open House on April 1 and continuing throughout the summer, the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store will help celebrate Central Pennsylvania’s rich history as it gets set to participate in a pair of historic Passport Programs, the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance “Time Traveler’s Passport Program” and the Historical Organizations of Lycoming County “Passport to History Program.”
Professional Baseball Month Set at World of Little League® Museum
Baseball and softball fans visiting the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store during the month of April will have the opportunity to represent their favorite teams and earn free admission to the historic Museum.
museum-mom152 Celebrate Mother’s Day at the World of Little League® Museum
Treat your mother to a free visit at the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store, located at 525 U.S. 15, on Sunday, May 14, and give her the opportunity to earn a free five-minute massage.