Month: January 2016

Little League® Q&A with Softball Stars Jessica Mendoza and Jennie Finch

In the softball world, Jennie Finch and Jessica Mendoza are about as big-time as they come. The pitcher and outfielder starred for Team USA in the mid-2000s, and both own a gold and a silver medal at the 2004 and ’08 Olympic Games, respectively. Since then, they’ve taken their skills into the broadcast booth for […]

Basic Steps When Preparing to Coach for the First Time

By David Jacobson Positive Coaching Alliance The decision to coach is a big one, but also a rewarding one. As a coach, you are responsible for much more than simply supervising your players, teaching the game, and striving to win. You are responsible for providing a fun, physically and emotionally safe environment that develops your […]

Warren, Ark., Volunteer, Travis Young, Sr., Elected as Southwestern Region Representative to the Little League® International Board of Directors

At the 2016 Little League® Southwest Regional Roundtable in San Antonio, Texas, Travis Young, Sr., Arkansas District 3 Administrator, was nominated for election to the Little League International Board of Directors. Upon approval, Mr. Young, a 39-year Little League volunteer, will assume his seat at the November 2016 Board of Directors Meeting, succeeding Joe Patterson, […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball Promotes Dan Velte to Senior Director of League Development and Regional Operations

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the promotion of Dan Velte from Director of League Development and Affiliation to Senior Director of League Development and Regional Operations. Mr. Velte has played an integral role in growing the Little League program around the world, with his new position, he will oversee the personnel and operations […]

Mattingly Charities Step Up to the Plate for Indiana Challenger Program

Each year, Highland Baseball Club Little League Challenger Division relied on the $2,000 grant it received from the city for operational support. The Evansville, Ind., league used the money to help sustain operations, providing its Challenger players a chance to enjoy the game they love. However, the program was dealt a blow when the grant […]

Pennsylvania Historical Museums Commission Grant Supports the Addition of New Features at the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store®

A $7,058 Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission Cultural and Museum Support grant to the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store is offsetting costs for updating exhibits and improving outreach programs and cooperative advertising to promote Lycoming County and nearby attractions. Three exhibits will benefit, including the 75th Anniversary of Little League display, a refurbished exhibit offsite […]

Liz DiLullo Brown Promoted to Little League® Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Little League® Baseball and Softball announced today the promotion of Liz DiLullo Brown from Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships to Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Mrs. Brown joined Little League International as Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships in 2009. In more than six years, she has led the organization’s marketing and licensing […]

Little League® International Remembers Woolrich (Pa.) Little Leaguer® Aidan Fowler

Little League® International mourns the passing of Woolrich (Pa.) Little Leaguer® Aidan Fowler. Aidan passed away on Jan. 3, 2016, at his home. He was 12. Afflicted with a cancerous brain tumor, Aidan played as much as he could this past Little League season. At the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series, Aidan threw out […]

I Can’t Wait to Be a Little League® Mom

When I was a young Little League Softball® player, I anxiously awaited every spring because that meant a new season, a new team, a new uniform, new cleats. Gosh, growing up in Pennsylvania, some of those days we had to wear snowsuits while walking in the opening day parade, but the anticipation of the next […]

Phoenixville Little League’s Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Mike Piazza, the top offensive catcher in baseball history, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Ken Griffey, Jr. joins Mr. Piazza in the Class of 2016, who will be enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y. in a ceremony on July 24. Mr. Piazza got his baseball start as a member of Phoenixville […]