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Coverage of the Little League® International Tournament Is Everywhere You Are This Summer

Volume 2 | Issue 7 | July 2014 | Archive
Coverage of the Little League® International Tournament Is Everywhere You Are This Summer
Hundreds of millions of fans are captivated each summer when Little League® becomes a staple on the ESPN family of networks. Watching the tournament games is a wonderful way for moms and dads to share in the fun with their kids, while reflecting on the season.

Having so many games televised live, with teams from all corners of the world bringing their own unique personalities and style of play, this is prime chance to make game-watching interactive. The on-field and off-field stories that will be told during the broadcasts will sound familiar to you and your Little Leaguer®. It will be fun to talk about the same successes, challenges and situations you and your child experienced during the season.

The Little League Baseball® World Series has been on television for more than six decades. The viewing audience has steadily grown since ABC’s Wide World of Sports first aired the championship game in 1963, and in the last 20 years, the coverage has gone global thanks to Little League’s partnership with ESPN. Today, the Little League International Tournament is the premier baseball and softball tournament in all of youth sports.

With 141 games airing this July and August, it is bound to be the most watched International Tournament competition ever broadcast in the history of Little League. Learn more about the schedules of all the Little League Baseball and Softball World Series. All coverage is subject to change.

Boys and girls from ages 11 to 18 will compete for championship banners in nine divisions: Little League Baseball (11-12-year-olds), Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball (11-13-year-olds), Junior League Baseball (12-14-year-olds), Senior League Baseball (13-16-year-olds), Little League Softball® (11-12-year-old girls), Junior League Softball (12-14-year-old girls), Senior League Softball (13-16-year-old girls), and Big League Softball (14-18-year-old girls). The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C., on July 23 and ends with the 68th Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 24.

The ESPN family of networks will be televising more Little League Softball this summer, beginning with the Southwest Region Championship Game and four additional games in the Little League Softball World Series. The semifinal games in the Senior League Softball World Series and Big League Softball World Series are also scheduled to be televised, adding a total of nine more softball games to the TV menu.

In addition to the 32 Little League Baseball World Series games, 85 Little League games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPNU and WATCH ESPN, including all the championship games from the eight other Little League Baseball and Little League Softball® World Series. The Longhorn Network will also televise 13 games from the Little League Baseball Southwest Region Championship, and the New England Sports Network (NESN) will broadcast six games from the Little League Baseball New England Region Championship.

The ESPN family of networks will also be televising more Little League Softball this summer, beginning with the Southwest Region Championship Game and four additional games in the Little League Softball World Series. The semifinal games in the Senior League Softball World Series and Big League Softball World Series are also scheduled to be televised, adding a total of nine more softball games to the tv menu.

The teams are competing for a chance to represent their region in the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series. Learn more about the Region Tournament dates and locations. The complete ancillary World Series television schedule and the day-by-day Little League Baseball World Series viewing schedule are available at LLBWS.org.

If you can’t join us in Williamsport for all of the LLB® World Series action and excitement, simply visit LLBWS.org and you can take the World Series with you by downloading the WatchESPN app. Live-in game scoring and statistics can also be viewed through the mobile-friendly LLBWS.org home page. To learn more about WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app, click here.
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The Parent Connection - July 2014 - Archive