Month: April 2018

Schedules Announced for 2018 Little League® Baseball and Softball Eastern Region Tournaments

  The Eastern Region Headquarters of Little League® Baseball and Softball has announced the schedules for the 2018 Little League Baseball® Eastern Region and 2018 Little League Softball® Eastern Region tournaments. Games will be played this summer at Leon J. Breen Field at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Training Center in Bristol, Conn. The brackets […]

Aaron Torres Named Little League® West Region Assistant Director

Little League® International is excited to announce that Aaron Torres has officially been named the new West Region Assistant Director, joining West Region Director April Meehleder and Assistant Director Brian Pickering at the West Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif. “We are proud to welcome Aaron to the Little League family and are excited at […]

Europe and Africa Region UIC Embraces Opportunity to Instruct During Little League® Umpire School

Each spring, umpires travel to Little League® International in Williamsport, Pa., for Little League Umpire School. The week-long school immerses game officials in training and education opportunities that are designed to hone their skills, build confidence, and all them to serve as role models for other local officials. Throughout the five days, Tom Rawlings, Little […]

Little League® International Receives Donation from Major League Baseball to Support Leagues in Puerto Rico

When Hurricanes Irma and Maria roared through the Caribbean in the fall of 2017, within just weeks of each other, they left in their wake unimaginable devastation and a long road of recovery for communities throughout the region. As the islands work to restore their way of life, the games of baseball and softball can […]

New Structure for Little League Baseball® Europe and Africa Region Tournament Set for 2018

Earning the right to represent your region at the Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pa., each year is an exciting opportunity for leagues from all around the world. Due to an increase in leagues throughout Europe and Africa wishing to participate in the tournament, the Little League® Europe and Africa Region has announced […]

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Remembered by Little League® International

Little League® International mourns the passing of Barbara Bush, the 37th First Lady of the United States, and a Little League mom. She was 92. Mrs. Bush, and her husband, the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush, had been Little League supporters for decades. For more than 60 years, Little League and […]

Little League® Coverage Expands With Launch Of ESPN+

Little League® Baseball and Softball will see significantly expanded coverage of the Little League International Tournament starting in 2018 with games streamed live on ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International and ESPN. More than 150 Little League Baseball and Softball games will be available exclusively on the new ESPN+ […]

Parent Confessions: I Didn’t Understand the Seriousness of my Son’s Steroid Use

We are a baseball family. I played Little League Baseball® and so did both of my boys. Our oldest son went on the play collegiate baseball and was scouted by several Major League teams, and was Taylor’s idol. Like his older brother, Taylor played Little League and then played on his high school team.  He […]

Boston Strong: The Legacy of Martin Richard

It’s been years since the Boston Marathon Bombing took place, causing feelings of grief, fear, and sorrow to the hearts of many. But for members of Savin Hill Little League in Massachusetts, that tragedy became a source of inspiration behind the smile, hope, and kindness of one young boy. Eight-year-old Martin Richard was one of […]

The Volunteer Dilemma: Will I, or Won’t I?

Every year around this time, I second-guess myself, teetering on the edge of indecision. Asking myself “will I” or “won’t I,” as in, will I once again dive into the deep end and voluntarily put on the umpire mask again for the upcoming Little League® season? Like many unsuspecting parents, I got involved in volunteering […]