Category: General

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 […]

Little League® Awards Program Suspended for 2020 Season

With the recent guidance to suspend/delay Little League® seasons around the world, Little League International has made the difficult decision to suspend its National Little League Awards Program for the 2020 season. “Based on the projected late start to the season for many of our local Little League programs around the world, and the challenges […]

Recommended Temporary Suspension of Little League Activities

NOTE: The information found below will continue to be updated with any changes that are implemented as well as communicated directly to local league and district volunteers.  UPDATE AS OF MARCH 16, 2020: This is much bigger than Little League®. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, […]

When Cheering On Your Kids, Know Your Role!

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Imagine the perfect summer day. The sun is out, the birds are chirping. And a bunch of 7-year-olds are scurrying about a ball field, trying to hit, run, throw, and catch, all the while smiling and giggling and doing what 7-year-olds do. But then the game […]

Six Innings with Little League Softball® World Series Graduate and Softball America Lead Editor Kayla Lombardo

As part of a continued celebration of its award-winning Girls with Game Initiative, Little League® International had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Softball America Lead Editor, Kayla Lombardo, about her experience playing for Pequannock (N.J.) Little League at the 2006 Little League Softball® World Series. Ms. Lombardo’s team went on to make […]

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees to Provide Memorable Opportunities in 2020

NOTE: Many of these events may be altered or canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. For all the latest coronavirus information, please visit LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and coronavirus.gov. This spring, thousands of children will have the unique opportunity to participate in a memorable weekend event at one of eight Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees. “Since it was […]

Little League® Celebrates Women’s History Month with Girls with Game Initiative

In honor of Women’s History Month during the month of March, Little League® Baseball and Softball will continue the celebration of its Girls with Game Initiative across all its digital platforms. “For generations, Little League has provided children with the opportunity to experience life lessons playing baseball and softball, and it is through their love […]

10 Things Wrong with Youth Baseball and Softball (And How We Can Fix Them)

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project My friend Jay Coakley is a sport sociologist at the University of Colorado, as well as the author of a book on the intersection between sports and society. In it, he has one of my favorite baseball/softball quotes of all time: “Kids in baseball say […]

Meet the African American Members of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, Little League® International looks back at the 10 African-American members who have been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, the highest honor that Little League can bestow. Every member of the Hall of Excellence has helped to shape the history of the Little League program, […]