Month: July 2020

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Michael Shull, Manager of the 2009 Little League Baseball® Southwestern Region Champions

Little League® International remembers Michael Shull, Manager of the McAlister Park American Little League team from San Antonio that represented the Southwestern Region in the 2009 Little League Baseball® World Series. He was 56. Mr. Shull managed San Antonio’s first team to the Little League Baseball World Series, where it finished with a 4-2 record. […]

Little League® Alumni Earn 2019-20 Gatorade Player of the Year Honors

In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade announced the winners of the 2019-20 Gatorade Players of the Year, which includes 89 prominent high school athletes whose first chapter of their athletic career includes time spent on the Little League® Baseball and Softball fields. Of the 89 alumni, three were […]

2020 ASAP Awards Program: Regional Winners, National Award Recipient to Be Announced in August

Since 1995, Little League® and Musco Lighting have partnered in the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) to help local leagues and districts in the United States create the safest environment possible for players, volunteers, and fans. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many of our local league operations, the selection process is currently under […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Jim Tremblay, a longtime District 5 Administrator for Little League Canada. He was 71. A Little League volunteer in the Windsor province for more than 40 years, Mr. Tremblay joined Windsor Central Little League (WCLL) in 1968 as a coach and umpire. Following several years of officiating games, […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Bobby Dan Walker, a longtime Texas state volunteer and past Little League Baseball® World Series Umpire. He was 84. Volunteering as an umpire throughout the Central Texas area during the 1970s, Mr. Walker was honored to be selected to officiate games during the 1982 Little League Baseball® World […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Virginia Buckelew, former Little League volunteer Assistant District Administrator, and the wife of retired Texas District 19 Administrator and Texas State Coordinator, Richard Buckelew. She was 79. Mrs. Buckelew was a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. She spent her early childhood in the Texas communities of Three Rivers […]

How to be a Great Sports Parent During and After COVID-19

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Many years ago, when I first started Changing the Game Project, I traveled to Los Angeles to speak at a parent education day for The Brentwood School. The keynote speaker that day was psychologist and author Madeline Levine. She has written two NY Times bestsellers on […]