Month: February 2020

Little League® Celebrates Women’s History Month with Girls with Game Initiative

In honor of Women’s History Month during the month of March, Little League® Baseball and Softball will continue the celebration of its Girls with Game Initiative across all its digital platforms. “For generations, Little League has provided children with the opportunity to experience life lessons playing baseball and softball, and it is through their love […]

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Greenville, North Carolina, Selected as New Home of the Little League Softball® World Series

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little League International, under the direction of its Board of Directors, made the difficult decision to cancel the Little League World Series and Region Tournaments at all divisions for the 2020 season. More information can be found at LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus. Following a thorough search and evaluation conducted by members of […]

10 Things Wrong with Youth Baseball and Softball (And How We Can Fix Them)

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project My friend Jay Coakley is a sport sociologist at the University of Colorado, as well as the author of a book on the intersection between sports and society. In it, he has one of my favorite baseball/softball quotes of all time: “Kids in baseball say […]

Umpire Assignments Announced for 2020 Little League® Southwest Region Tournaments

The Southwest Region Headquarters of Little League® Baseball and Softball has announced the umpire assignments for the 2020 Little League® Southwest Region tournaments. Little League Baseball Southwest Regional Brown Erik TXE- D25 Bunch Thomas TXE- D12 Cavazos III Arnoldo TXW- D24 Duez Traci TXE- D16 Eilers Gary TXW- D19 Pearson Gregory TXE- D12 Wagoner Richard CO- […]

59 Volunteer Umpires Appointed to 2020 Southeastern Regional Tournaments

Little League® Baseball and Softball Southeastern Region Headquarters has announced the umpire appointments to the 2020 Southeastern Regional Tournaments. A total of 56 volunteer umpires from throughout the eight-state region were appointed by the Region Headquarters from a pool of applicants who applied through the Little League Umpire Registry and were reviewed by their District […]

Three Years in a Row

The 2019 Little League Senior Softball World Series reached another milestone in our 16th year, as the World Series was chosen as an Honor Roll recipient of the Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism for earning the award for the 3rd consecutive year, by  the sponsor, Sports Destination Management magazine. In describing the award, […]

Meet the Black Members of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, Little League® International looks back at the 11 Black members who have been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, the highest honor that Little League can bestow. Every member of the Hall of Excellence has helped to shape the history of the Little League program, […]

Little League® Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Girls with Game Initiative

In celebration of the inspiration and success of females around the world, Little League® Baseball and Softball joins together with the Women in Sports Foundation for the 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on February 5, 2020. Celebrated alongside the award-winning Little League Girls with Game Initiative, this annually recognized day […]

Texas Longhorns to Retire Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Cat Osterman’s Jersey

From the Little League Softball® fields at Bear Creek Little League in Houston, Texas, to the Olympic stadiums around the world, Cat Osterman has been instrumental in the growth and development of the game of softball. Now, on March 25, 2020, the 2016 Little League® Hall of Excellence will be recognized for her commitment to […]