Category: General

Little League® Video Features Earn Trifecta of 2020 Telly Awards

Each year, Little League® International helps tell its story through a variety of video features and other digital efforts. Three of those stories from the 2019 season were recognized this spring as part of the 41st Annual Telly Awards with a pair of Silver awards and a Bronze, placing the organization’s efforts among the top […]

2020 Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarships Awarded to Lycoming County High School Seniors

Since 1994, Little League® International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship, awarded annually to outstanding high school seniors in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, to assist with the pursuit of their higher education. While the annual, in-person recognition luncheon was unfortunately canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little […]

Your Voice: The 2020 FAQs Parents Need to Know

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. Like you, everyone at Little League® International, along with all […]

“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 […]

A Message for Little League® Umpires

To All Our Dedicated Little League® Volunteer Umpires: While we are all dealing with the current global pandemic, I just wanted to take a few moments to personally thank all of you for your dedication to the Little League® program. As we anxiously wait for the season to begin or resume, I would like to […]

“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 […]

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 – […]

ASAP Deadline Extension Update

Health and Safety are paramount for everyone in Little League® and our entire organization is doing all it can to assist with stemming the tide of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Leagues activities have been disrupted in countless ways, and the suggested May 11 resumption is weeks from now, but being prepared to execute the A […]