Month: August 2016

Little League® International Restructures Its Teenage Divisions

Energizing its focus on providing baseball and softball opportunities for young athletes, Little League to discontinue the Big League Baseball and Softball divisions, providing offerings for children 4 to 16 years old   Since its founding in 1939, Little League® International has paved the way in creating opportunities for children to have an organized sporting […]

Ten U.S. Little League® Programs Honored With Regional ASAP Awards for Their Safety Preparedness

The safety of all Little League® players, volunteers, and fans is of upmost importance for Little League International. In 1995, Little League established the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP), to encourage local Little League programs to create safety plans specific to their facilities and league. This plan would be used to help guide that league […]

Little League® Recognized San Bernardino Attack Victims, First Responders at Special Ceremony During Western Regional Tournament Championship

Game collections donated to the Arrowhead United Way’s San Bernardino United Relief Fund   To pay homage to the victims of the December 2, 2015, terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., and recognize the first responders, Little League® International held a special on-field ceremony at the Little League Baseball® Western […]

Relationship will bring Little League-branded sun care products to retailers nationwide Little League® Baseball and Softball, in conjunction with its licensing agency Fermata Partners, has signed a new retail licensing agreement with Surface Products Corporation, a sun care company, based in Carlsbad, Calif. Surface Products will produce a line of American-made sun care products offered […]

Little League® Baseball and Softball is proud that American Honda Motor Co. has been a national sponsor since 1996. For more than two decades, American Honda has exhibited its tireless and unwavering commitment to helping children learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and improve their self-esteem through the Little League program. As Little League International celebrates American Honda’s […]

  Little League® International remembers ESPN’s John Saunders. He was 61. Mr. Saunders, was a member of the ESPN stable of on-air talent for more than 30 years. He covered college football, basketball and the National Hockey League for the ESPN family of networks, and also was a regular anchor on the network’s flagship news […]

When something tragic happens to a community, it can serve as a reminder that there are far more important things than the outcome of a sporting event. But often, sports provide the perfect platform to start the healing process. A Little League Baseball® team from Illinois made a gesture that showed the power sports and […]

The eyes of the world will be focused on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. While these Olympics may not be featuring baseball or softball, that doesn’t mean the sport doesn’t have a presence in the country. Little League has been on the rise in Brazil. While baseball is not a […]

The use of video replay, originally implemented in 2008 at the Little League Baseball® World Series for the first time by any baseball organization, will now be available in every Little League Baseball Regional and World Series game this August. “The expansion of video replay to the Little League Baseball Regionals shows the progression and […]

Little League® International shares excitement in the International Olympic Committees decision to bring the sports back to the Summer Olympics. After a 2005 vote removed it from the 2012 Olympics in London, baseball and softball will officially be reinstated as an Olympic sport for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, as announced in a unanimous […]