Month: March 2020

Little League Open Letter to Parents

Dear Little League® Families and Volunteers, It’s officially spring. We should be getting out our lawn chairs, celebrating opening days, and hitting the Little League fields. We’re not. We know you want to get out and play baseball and softball, so do we. The time spent on fields around the world is so important – […]

Little League® Awards Program Suspended for 2020 Season

With the recent guidance to suspend/delay Little League® seasons around the world, Little League International has made the difficult decision to suspend its National Little League Awards Program for the 2020 season. “Based on the projected late start to the season for many of our local Little League programs around the world, and the challenges […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Ann Chadwick, a 50-year Little League volunteer, and the wife of Junior Softball World Series Director, John Chadwick. She was 83. Mrs. Chadwick began her volunteer service to Little League in 1969, shortly after registering her son, Doug, to play Tee Ball while the family was living in […]

Doug Durling Appointed to Southeastern Region Volunteer Umpire Staff

Recently, the Southeastern Region Director, Jen Colvin announced that Doug Durling has been appointed to the Southeastern Region Volunteer Umpire Staff. The Volunteer Umpire Staff is lead by Umpire-in-Chief Marshall Casey and includes volunteers who lead and conduct the Region’s umpire-related training and education events at the Regional Center in Warner Robins and throughout the […]

When Cheering On Your Kids, Know Your Role!

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Imagine the perfect summer day. The sun is out, the birds are chirping. And a bunch of 7-year-olds are scurrying about a ball field, trying to hit, run, throw, and catch, all the while smiling and giggling and doing what 7-year-olds do. But then the game […]

Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees Spread Joy of Baseball to Communities Around North America in 2020

NOTE: Many of these events may be altered or cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. For all the latest coronavirus information, please visit LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and coronavirus.gov. Hundreds of Little Leaguers® with physical and intellectual challenges will have the opportunity to experience the joy of baseball this summer through the 2020 Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees, a group of […]

Six Innings with Little League Softball® World Series Graduate and Softball America Lead Editor Kayla Lombardo

As part of a continued celebration of its award-winning Girls with Game Initiative, Little League® International had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Softball America Lead Editor, Kayla Lombardo, about her experience playing for Pequannock (N.J.) Little League at the 2006 Little League Softball® World Series. Ms. Lombardo’s team went on to make […]

Update: Teams from Ohio, California to Participate in the 2020 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game

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. Based on that decision, Mason (Ohio) Youth Organization Little League and Cambrian Park Little League (San Jose, […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Barbara LeStourgeon, former Texas District 21 Administrator. She was 75. Mrs. LeStourgeon, a native of Comfort, Texas, and resident of Bandera, Texas, served as Texas District 21 Administrator from 1981 until 2019. While serving her Little League district in a variety of capacities, Mrs. LeStourgeon also volunteered for […]