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Local Leagues Improving Experiences Through Little League® Grow the Game Grant Opportunities

Following the conclusion of the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series, a group of local Little League® programs were awarded with thousands of dollars as part of the Little League Grow the Game Grant, a program which assists local leagues who are working to enhance Little League opportunities in their community. In total, 10 local […]

Parent Confession: I Tore Down My Kid’s Coach

My son had a very solid 12-year-old season, mainly playing second base, a little bit of center field, and a handful of times on the mound. We didn’t win many games, however, and I felt it was because of his head coach’s managing style. In my view, Dylan’s manager shifted players around too much and […]

Three Words That Will Help Your Young Player Overcome the Fear of Making a Mistake

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project One of the most unique things about the game of baseball and softball is that it is a game of failure. The best players, the ones headed to Cooperstown, are only successful in 3 out of 10 at bats. During those at bats, they might […]

New Little League® Rulebook App Gives Mobile Access to Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies

In a continued effort to provide parents, volunteers, and league officials with a clear explanation and understanding of the official regulations, playing rules, and operating policies, Little League® has launched a brand-new Rulebook App, now available in the Apple and Google Play App Stores for a one-time download fee of $1.99. Learn More About the […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Cliff Garley, former New Mexico District 1 Administrator. He was 80. Mr. Garley, a native of Belen, N.M., and resident of Santa Fe, N.M., served as New Mexico District 1 Administrator for 26 years, retiring in 2000. During nearly 40 years of volunteer service, Mr. Garley also served […]

Getting Real About Safety: Concord American Little League’s ASAP Plan Focuses on a Healthy Experience On & Off the Field

The A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) was created more than two decades ago with a mission of providing the safest possible environment for Little Leaguers® everywhere and helping them build confidence and emotional well being. Every year, member organizations make amazing strides in this effort and one group is recognized for embodying this spirit above […]

Little League® Graduates Shine in 2019 MLB Postseason Awards

After another exciting Major League Baseball (MLB) season, more than 20 Little League® graduates were honored as 2019 MLB postseason award recipients. Highlighting the 2019 award recipients were a pair of 2007 Little League World Series (LLWS) graduates in Cody Bellinger (LLBWS) and Kolten Wong (SLBWS), both of which were named Gold Glove winners this […]

Little League® International remembers Thomas Dent, Washington District 6 Administrator. Mr. Dent, a resident of Vancouver, Wash., served as Washington District 6 Administrator for nearly 18 years after several years as a coach in Alcoa Little League. He began volunteering in California District 4’s Clayton Valley Little League. Following a term as Alcoa Little League […]

Little League International mourns the passing of Paul Weaver, a longtime Little League Baseball® World Series team host. He was 80. Mr. Weaver, a native of Montoursville, Pa., and resident of Bethlehem, Pa., served in the role of “Uncle Paul” each year until his retirement in 2010 (44 years). After honorably serving in the United […]

I Should Have Never Pulled My Daughter from Little League Softball®

Years ago, when my daughter was a 10-year-old Little League Softball® player, I ended up making a big mistake. I was at most practices, watching from the bleachers. Michaela did great. Always hustled, hit the ball well, and fielded fine. But, when it came to games, she struggled. I talked to her about it, her […]