Month: November 2019

Little League® International mourns the passing of Cliff Garley, former New Mexico District 1 Administrator. He was 80. Mr. Garley, a native of Belen, N.M., and resident of Santa Fe, N.M., served as New Mexico District 1 Administrator for 26 years, retiring in 2000. During nearly 40 years of volunteer service, Mr. Garley also served […]

Getting Real About Safety: Concord American Little League’s ASAP Plan Focuses on a Healthy Experience On & Off the Field

The A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) was created more than two decades ago with a mission of providing the safest possible environment for Little Leaguers® everywhere and helping them build confidence and emotional well being. Every year, member organizations make amazing strides in this effort and one group is recognized for embodying this spirit above […]

Little League® Graduates Shine in 2019 MLB Postseason Awards

After another exciting Major League Baseball (MLB) season, more than 20 Little League® graduates were honored as 2019 MLB postseason award recipients. Highlighting the 2019 award recipients were a pair of 2007 Little League World Series (LLWS) graduates in Cody Bellinger (LLBWS) and Kolten Wong (SLBWS), both of which were named Gold Glove winners this […]

Little League® International remembers Thomas Dent, Washington District 6 Administrator. Mr. Dent, a resident of Vancouver, Wash., served as Washington District 6 Administrator for nearly 18 years after several years as a coach in Alcoa Little League. He began volunteering in California District 4’s Clayton Valley Little League. Following a term as Alcoa Little League […]

Little League International mourns the passing of Paul Weaver, a longtime Little League Baseball® World Series team host. He was 80. Mr. Weaver, a native of Montoursville, Pa., and resident of Bethlehem, Pa., served in the role of “Uncle Paul” each year until his retirement in 2010 (44 years). After honorably serving in the United […]

I Should Have Never Pulled My Daughter from Little League Softball®

Years ago, when my daughter was a 10-year-old Little League Softball® player, I ended up making a big mistake. I was at most practices, watching from the bleachers. Michaela did great. Always hustled, hit the ball well, and fielded fine. But, when it came to games, she struggled. I talked to her about it, her […]

Two New Members, One Returning to the Little League® International Board of Directors

During its annual fall meeting in November 2019, two new members were elected to the Little League® International Board of Directors and one former Board member was approved to return to the Board as a replacement Field Director. Joining the Board as the newest Regional Field Directors will be Kevin Kvame (Canada Region – Alberta […]

Dates Announced for 2020-2022 Little League® World Series Events

2021 Little League World Series Update: The Little League® Baseball and Softball World Series events will be held, as scheduled, in August 2021 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Greenville, North Carolina (respectively), featuring teams solely from the United States. With the significant additional responsibilities of fully implementing the many facets of our COVID-19 mitigation plans at our volunteer-run Region […]

World of Little League® Museum Hosts Annual Kids’ Day Event With VIA

The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will be hosting its annual Kids’ Day on Saturday, November 16. Co-hosted by VIA Public Media, Pittston, and partially funded by a grant administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the event will include arts and crafts, games, interactive experiences, story time, photo opportunities, as […]

Little League® Joins with Changing the Game Project Founder and CEO, John O’Sullivan, on Content Partnership

Little League® Baseball and Softball has joined together for an official content partnership with Changing the Game Project’s Founder and CEO, John O’Sullivan, to provide its parents and volunteer coaches with educational resources and guidance to create a better Little League experience for all children. “We are looking forward to working with John and his […]