Little League® has pioneered a unique forum for volunteer field leaders to lend their voices and represent their local communities in guiding the future of Little League Baseball and Softball. This forum is the Little League International Congress, first established 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 500 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 roundtable discussions, making any necessary changes in the proposed amendments. They then vote on the changes on the final day of the Congress. A two-thirds vote is required for passage of an amendment to a rule or regulation. Those amendments receiving the necessary vote are then presented to the International Board of Directors for final approval.