After a successful and memorable first year, the Little League® Girls with Game® Experience is set to return with increased excitement on October 20-21, 2023, as four NCAA Division I softball programs head to the home of the Little League Baseball® World Series for a weekend of fun and excitement.
“Last year’s first ever Girls with Game Experience was such a remarkable event for not only the Little Leaguers who came to participate, but for the coaches and players from Penn State and Maryland who served as role models for these young girls,” said Ashlea Miller, Little League Director of Softball Development. “We are so excited to bring back this event once again in 2023 and welcome two new teams as we look to enhance the experience for everyone involved and grow the game of softball at every level. We strongly encourage any softball player or coach who may be interested, even if it’s their first year involved in the sport, to register today and experience this unique and memorable event.”
Launched in coordination with Penn State, Maryland, Bucknell, and Army, as well as MBI Camps, the 2023 Girls with Game Experience on Saturday, October 21, will feature a three-hour instructional clinic for females ages 9-14, led by representatives from each of the four Division I Universities starting at 9 a.m. ET. After the clinic, all registrants will have the opportunity to watch their instructors take the field in a pair of back-to-back exhibition games starting at 2 p.m. on Howard J. Lamade Stadium, the home of the Little League Baseball World Series Championship every August. Following the games, participants of the clinics will have the opportunity to interact and sign autographs with the Division I college athletes.
The registration fee for those interested in attending the softball clinic is $90 and will cover a clinic T-shirt, admission to the World of Little League® Museum, lunch, and special seating at the exhibition games. To learn more, and register for this year’s event, please visit LittleLeague.org/GWGExperience.
In addition to the all-day event on Saturday, October 21, Little League Softball® coaches will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a coaches’ clinic on Friday, October 20, from 5-8 p.m. The clinic will be hosted by college coaches from MBI Camps and will feature skills and techniques for Little League Softball coaches of every level.
The exhibition games on October 21 are open to the public and has no cost of admission to attend. Seating within the stadium, outside of those seats reserved for clinic registrants behind home plate, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and no ticket is required. Fans looking to attend the game are asked to enter the Little League International Complex via the entrance at East Mountain Avenue and will be directed to park in the parking lot in the outfield of Volunteer Stadium, along Borderline Road. Concessions will be available, and visitors are encouraged to stop by the Little League Main Gift Shop, located on the concourse behind home plate of Lamade Stadium.
The unique, all-day event is named in celebration of the Little League Girls with Game initiative which was launched in 2019 to honor all the girls and women who have made the Little League program what it is today and those who inspire the future generation of female participants at every level. From written stories and feature videos to inspiring quotes and photos across all its digital media platforms, the Girls with Game initiative celebrates the memorable moments, exciting events, and inspiring individuals throughout the Little League Baseball and Softball program all year long. To learn more about this initiative, visit LittleLeague.org/GirlsWithGame. In 2024, Little League will also be celebrating 50 years of female inclusion and the 50th Anniversary of the Little League Softball® World Series with its Girls with Game 50 Campaign (#GWG50). Learn more at LittleLeague.org/GWG50.
To learn more about the 2023 Girls with Game Experience event on October 20-21, please visit LittleLeague.org/GWGExperience. Any questions or interest in participating in future events can be directed to Ashlea Miller, Little League Director of Softball Development, by emailing [email protected].