Month: April 2017

New Generation, Same Old Mistakes

I remember the day my son signed up my grandson, James, for Little League®. I was so excited. I brought out an old photo album, and showed James the pictures of his dad at practice and games. My wife took most of the photos back then because I was busy on the field helping to […]

Joe Shea, Little League® Canada Regional Director, was recently presented the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, in recognition for his exceptional volunteer achievements to his community. Mr. Shea was one of only 46 individuals from across the country to receive the honor in a ceremony on April 24. “It is an honor to see Joe Shea receive […]

Little League® “Tee Ball Tuesday” highlights the fun, fitness, and fundamentals enjoyed by the youngest Little Leaguers® and their families. Beginning in the fall of 2016, Little League International asked parents, coaches, and other local league volunteers to share their “Tee Ball Tales” with us. Many wonderful tales have been submitted from all around the […]

Veteran umpires throughout the West Region conduct youth clinics that teach more than just the skills needed as an umpire. While Little League® is most commonly known for the stories of baseball and softball players on the field, it is the men and women in blue that often get to teach some of life’s most valuable […]

Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, […]

Little League® International remembers former professional basketball referee, Little League graduate, and friend of the organization, Jesse “Jess” Kersey. He was 76. Mr. Kersey, a native of Newport News, Va., and 1958 graduate of Newport News High School, officiated 36 seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). The first professional […]

Little League® takes an inside look at some of the most interesting facilities that Little Leaguers® use from around the world. With 2.4 million children playing on Little League® fields around the world, there are thousands of communities that provide opportunities to their area children to play Little League Baseball and Softball on some unique fields. […]

Mr. Grove has helped lead and develop the Little League Information Systems department since 1999. After nearly 19 seasons at Little League® International, Barry Grove has officially announced his retirement as the Little League Director of Information Services. With Mr. Grove’s last day set for April 7, Little League’s current Assistant Director of Information Services, Andrew […]