Month: April 2020

Little League® Cancels 2020 World Series and Region Tournaments

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International has made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel its World Series and Region Tournaments for first time in organization history; commits approximately $1.2 million in support to local leagues 2020 MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO Also Canceled; Event Will Return […]

“I’m in it for the Kids!” How to Create a Player-Centered Little League® Experience

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Head to any Little League® game and you will often hear the line “I’m in it for the kids.” Thankfully, so many of our parents, coaches, and board members are, as our leagues would not survive without the millions of volunteers and parents devoting their […]

Letter to Safety Officers: Do What You Can to Keep Your League Safe and Ready to Play

Dear Safety Officers: I hope this letter find you and your loved ones healthy and safe. As information continues to become available regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we strive to continue to provide you with guidance and support as you help to oversee the health and safety of your league’s members and community.  Here are […]

“Calm” Emotions & “Positive” Feelings: Two Keys to Stay Healthy During Self-Isolation

  By Darrell J. Burnett, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist; Former Member, Little League International Board of Directors Families are faced with a real challenge during the “home-quarantine” period connected with the Coronavirus outbreak. The challenge is to try to keep our immune system strong, so we can fight off the virus if we come into contact […]

Little League International mourns the passing of Terry Coburn, former Senior and Big League Softball World Series Umpire Coordinator. He was 76. Mr. Coburn began volunteering at Vicksburg (Michigan) Little League in 1976. He started coaching, served on the grounds crew and was a member of the Board of Directors, but most of all he […]

Little League® International remembers Mike Aker, Nevada District 4 Administrator, who has passed away. He was 71. Mr. Aker was the Nevada District 4 Administrator for 22 years. Prior to his election as D.A., he volunteered in many capacities in the Las Vegas area’s Central Little League, serving as League President for more than 25 […]

“Little League® Pep Talks” Give Inspiration to Children Around the World

While Little League® programs around the world may be temporarily shut down due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little League International is finding new ways to keep all of its players, volunteers, and fans in a positive mood with the launch of #LLPepTalk. Brought together from celebrities and notable alumni from every aspect of the […]