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As the parent of a Little Leaguer®, you are committed to making your child's sports experience as rewarding as possible. Little League® Baseball and Softball offers some tips on participating as a volunteer in your local league, as well as ways you can help develop the concepts of character, courage and loyalty in your Little Leaguer.



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Little League® has launched an informative, educational and entertaining newsletter designed specifically for parents and families. We recognize that the more informed and engaged parents are the more successful local leagues become and the more fun kids have. The monthly newsletter will include all sorts of useful information on a variety of subjects, such as:
 Baseball/Softball 101
 Boundaries
 Chartering A League
 Coaches & Volunteers
 Fitness & Safety
 Little League Divisions
 Operating Procedures
 Player Waivers
 Registration
 Rules & Regulations
 Training Tips
 Tournament Teams

Have A Say In Your Local League (The Parent Connection - October Teaser)
Even though it’s the offseason, your Little League® Board of Directors meets monthly. October is the time of year when parents and volunteers have an opportunity to impact the direction of the league by joining the membership, becoming a Board member, or attending the meetings to weigh in on...
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Making better Little League® coaches and administrators through enhanced education is the driving force behind Little League’s partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). “This special partnership gives our program’s volunteers the tools to teach Little Leaguers much more than just the skills of hitting, throwing and catching a ball,” said Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League® Baseball and Softball. “Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach method affords Little League International the opportunity to enhance its educational material for our adult volunteers, so they can present the most well-rounded, healthy and... Read More

The average age that a child begins taking dietary supplements is 10.8 years old. Few people realize that these products are unregulated – that no one is verifying that what’s on the label of the container is what is in that container. As a result, some are spiked with banned substances like anabolic steroids, stimulants, and other contaminants. Little League® parents, coaches and volunteers should be aware of the prevalence of the use of anabolic steroids and other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs) among today’s young athletes. Most adults are unaware that so many of our children are either knowingly or unknowingly ingesting drugs like these. Read More
Little League® wants to hear from parents. We feel an open dialog will strengthen leagues, and make the Little League experience an even better one for everybody. In 2014, Little League will be developing a Parent Committee, which will serve as an Advisory Board to Little League International on how we can better interact with parents from around the world. There’s no better time than right now to start, so we are opening up the nomination process. If you want to have a voice, and express what you are experiencing at the local level, the positive and negative, please submit your information for consideration. Click Here to apply.
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