Category: General

Three Little League® International Employees Receive Promotions and One New Hire Announced

Little League® International officially announced the promotion of three of its employees and the hiring of one new employee. Andy Frederick was named Senior Director of Information Services, Brent Stahlnecker was named Director of Risk Management, and Sam Ranck was named the Director of League Development. “We are pleased to congratulate Andy, Brent, and Sam […]

Wendy Thomson, Ron Smith Announce Retirement from Little League® International

Wendy Thomson, Little League Canada Assistant Regional Director, and Ron Smith, Little League International Programmer and Analyst, have officially announced their retirement from Little League Baseball and Softball at the end of 2018. “We are very grateful for the many years of service and dedication that Wendy and Ron have given to our program and […]

Little League® International Establishes New Executive Leadership Structure

A new executive leadership structure of Little League® International was established following the annual fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors on Friday, November 9. The new structure will establish five chief officers charged with making key decisions for Little League Baseball and Softball: Stephen D. Keener – President and Chief Executive […]

Our Children Become the Messages They Hear the Most

By John O’Sullivan, Changing the Game Project Picture the young baseball player stepping onto the mound in the final inning of the championship game. What is he thinking in that moment? Visualize the soccer player, stepping up to take the deciding penalty kick. What is going through her head? Think of the basketball player, standing […]

Little League® Volunteers Throughout Europe and Africa Region Gather For Fall Events

This fall, volunteers from across the Little League® Europe and Africa Region joined together with leaders of the baseball and softball industry for two weekends of exciting events. On October 26-27, Little League District Administrators (D.A.s) from more than 15 countries throughout the region joined together with leadership from various baseball and softball organizations in […]

What I Learned: Lessons of Little League®

“Can I pitch a crazy — but totally awesome — idea to you?” “Sure,” I answered quizzically, readying myself for the unveiling of my fiancé Tim’s secret scheme. He took a deep breath and then, smiling boyishly, laid out his plan: “Do you know what is exactly two and a half hours south of Rochester? South Williamsport. […]

Six New Members Join Little League® International Board of Directors

Six dedicated volunteers have officially been elected as the newest members of the Little League® International Board of Directors at their annual meeting on Friday, November 9. The Little League International Board of Directors serve an important role in providing expertise, guidance, and oversight to Little League’s global program and set the direction for the […]

Little League® International Board of Directors Member, Past-Chair, W. Dwight Raiford Retires from Board

After nearly 25 years of dedicated service as a volunteer member of the Little League® International Board of Directors, including a three-year term as Chairman, W. Dwight Raiford has officially announced his retirement from the Board. “It has been an honor to have Dwight serve on our Board for the last two and a half […]

Your Voice: Answers to Questions About Elections, Board of Directors, and Player Registration

Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions to parents@LittleLeague.org. Jayson from Tennessee – What can I do to become […]

World of Little League® Museum Joins Hundreds of Museums in “Bells of Peace” Event on November 11

On Sunday, November 11, the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will be joining hundreds of museums from around the United States in a commemorative “Bells of Peace” event, as part of the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission, to pay tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the armistice of World War I in a […]