“Coaches are teachers and mentors. They need to use their time to help build character.” – Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals Manager
- Resource Guide
Alternate Methods of Play for Regular Season Games
- District Admins
- League Officials
Little League® Baseball and Softball has developed alternative game concepts designed to improve pace of play, encourage more activity and increase overall interest in the game for youth players in the younger divisions. There are two Little League International-approved game modifications that can be used by local leagues throughout the course of the regular season. […]
- You Make the Call
You Make the Call – One Base, Two Outs?
Situation With a runner on first base, and no outs in a Little League® Major Division softball game, the batter hits a clean single to the outfield. The batter-runner advances to second base, and now, she and the runner originally on first base, both occupy second base. The shortstop calls for the ball and tags […]
The Basics: Fundamental Baseball and Softball Skill Development Series
Being a part of the Little League® program for many families is something that has been passed down through the generations, but for some parents and coaches, entering into the Little League program may be a brand new experience. To help those parents and coaches who may be new to the program, or even to the […]
- Hey Blue!
Hey, Blue! – Does My Pitcher Get 85 Pitches Per Arm?
This month, we will explain and outline a manager’s parameters for utilizing a player who could pitch effectively with both arms (ambidextrous). The situation described below is dictated by the thresholds established by Little League Pitch Count Regulation; and is applicable in all divisions of Little League Baseball®. Situation: In a Major Division baseball game, […]
- Hey Blue!
Hey, Blue! – Do We Need Nine to Have a Game?
This month, we will explain and outline a plate umpire’s parameters for starting an official Little League® game based on the number of players available at the start of the game. The situation described below is contingent on the number of players available and eligible to play at the game site at the time the […]