Little League® International Congress
Little League® has pioneered a unique forum for field leaders to give voice and authoritative sanction to representation. This forum is the Little League International Congress, first launched in 1956. The purpose of the International Congress is to chart the course of the world’s largest organized youth baseball and softball program. More than a thousand Little League volunteers from around the globe attend the Little League International Congress, held once every four years.
Nearly 450 of those attending are volunteer District Administrators, or delegates, who serve as liaisons between the local leagues and Little League International. District Administrators are elected by their constituent leagues to provide support, and to represent their interests as delegates to the International Congress. The primary purpose of the Congress is to amend rules and regulations.
The delegates, and their assistant district administrators, meet in round table discussions, making any necessary changes in the proposed amendments, then vote on the changes on the final day of the Congress. A two-thirds vote is required for passage. Those amendments receiving the necessary vote are then presented to the International Board of Directors for final approval.
Little League® Announces Dates and Locations for 2016 Regional Roundtables and 2018 Little League International Congress
For the 2016 Regional Roundtables, we look forward to discussing all aspects of Little League operations with attendees, including efforts to expand opportunities for current and future Little Leaguers through new initiatives, such as the Grow the Game Grant program. All D.A.s will receive hotel accommodations for two nights and a $200 travel stipend to help offset other travel-related costs to their Regional Roundtable. The Regional Roundtable schedule is as follows:
Southwestern Regional Roundtable – January 15-16
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Downtown, San Antonio, Texas
Western Regional Roundtable – January 29-30
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, Seattle, Wash.
Southeastern Regional Roundtable – February 26-27
Hyatt Regency Greenville, Greenville, S.C.
Eastern Region – March 4-5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia, Pa.
Central Regional Roundtable – March 11-12
Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wis.
Little League is also pleased to announce that the 2018 Little League International Congress will take place in New Orleans, La., at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, from January 19-22. Held every four years, the Little League International Congress is the largest gathering of Little League volunteers, where delegates chart the course of the organization. Volunteers gather to participate in large-scale discussions and voting on rules and regulations, take part in educational sessions, interact with exhibitors and fellow attendees, and experience local culture.
More information on the agendas and registration for the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans and the 2016 Regional Roundtables will be available in the near future.