Month: February 2017

Four-year agreement will see CBC Sports provide more coverage of the Canada Region Tournament than ever before from 2017–2020   The winner of the Canada Region Tournament will represent Canada at the Little League Baseball® World Series Little League® International, Little League Canada and CBC Sports have partnered to give Canadian audiences access to full-game coverage of the Little […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Russell Tinsley, a 40-year volunteer, who gave his time at the local and district levels, and served as official photographer of the Little League Baseball® World Series from 1984 until 2010. “Russ was the embodiment of a Little League volunteer,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League’s President and […]

Portsmouth Little League Uses Grow the Game Grant to Develop Softball Players in Rhode Island

Portsmouth Little League in Rhode Island was looking for help with their softball program, hoping to enhance the experience and inspire girls to hit the field. So, they turned to the Little League® Grow The Game Grant Program. The program has greatly assisted local leagues from around the world, providing more than a million dollars to […]

From 2001 to 2008, hundreds of Little League® Tee Ball and Little League Challenger Division® players took the field, only this field wasn’t your normal Little League field. Situated on the South Lawn of the White House, President George W. Bush welcomed Little Leaguers® from multiple U.S. states and Puerto Rico to the White House […]

2017 Little League® Challenger Division Exhibition Game Teams Announced

Game will take place at the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa., on Saturday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m.   Freehold Township Little League (Freehold, N.J.) and Riverside Little League (Riverside, R.I.) have officially been announced as the participating teams for the 2017 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game, which will be held during […]

Local representatives from Australia will now have direct entry to the Little League Baseball®, Junior League Baseball, and Senior League Baseball World Series. Little League®, in conjunction with Baseball Australia, has officially announced that starting in 2017, the winner of the Australia Region Senior League Championship will be granted direct entry to the Senior League […]

Meet the Women of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

Enshrinement in the Little League® Hall of Excellence is the highest honor Little League International can bestow on any of its alumni. To date, six women, who have all excelled in various and unique professional fields as adults, have been honored in this way. Some of them played Little League Baseball®, some played Little League Softball®, […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Reflections of Little League® From Female Leaders

In recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), celebrated each February, Little League® Baseball and Softball is spending the month of February honoring girls and women who have impacted Little League. Every year, millions of volunteers throughout the program display commitment and appreciation for the ideals of Little League, and respect for the […]

Gatorade Director of Youth Programs, Shawna Ryan, Shares the Importance of Youth Sports

Along with her professional dedication to youth programming at Gatorade, Shawna Ryan has been committed to spending time as a coach for her three sons. Commitment to youth sports for most parents is often times spent cheering from the sidelines or serving as a volunteer for their children’s teams, however for Shawna Ryan, Gatorade Director […]

Little League® to Travel Ball and Back Again

I started my son in the Little League® Tee Ball program when he was four. I had worked with him quite a lot prior to that. I know that may sound weird working with a kid at such a young age, but his older brother played baseball, so he was always around. The sport came […]