Category: General

Diamonds in the Rough: Little League® Disaster Relief Efforts

It was, ceremonially, the eve of the last day of the 2017 Little League® season. The Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Game on the last Sunday in August marks the unofficial end of a year-long Little League season, and the U.S. Champions from Lufkin, Texas, were preparing for a game against the International Champions […]

6 Umpire Questions and Answers for Tournament Season

There have been several new and adjusted rules and regulations put in place beginning with the 2018 Little League® International Tournament. To help you officiate games this summer, Tom Rawlings, Little League’s Director of Umpire Development, has provided answers to some of the more common situations and scenarios that will involve understanding these latest interpretations. […]

Little League ® Graduates Highlight Top 75 Picks in 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft

Growing up, many Little Leaguers® dream of one day making it to the big stage and playing Major League Baseball. While many Little League® graduates eventually go on to pursue fulfilling careers in something other than baseball, a select group of alumni get to live out their dreams each year as they hear their names […]

Parental Peer Pressure: I Drove Our Team to Specialize in Baseball

Throughout my son’s Little League® days, he played travel ball. It was very time consuming and costly, but there were definitely benefits, mainly Steven’s improvement. He was always talented, but he became a top player with all the extra baseball. Steven played football for several years, but I felt if he was to continue to […]

Letter From A High-School Senior: Reflecting on My Little League Days

  It was 2003 and I was sitting on the bench inside the dugout during a summer Little League® All-Star Practice. Only three years old, I was next to my mom with my glove and baseball hat on just waiting for my turn to play. Since I was too young to be on the team, […]

Lycoming County High School Seniors Earn 2018 Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship

Since 1994, Little League® International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship. At its annual luncheon on Thursday, May 17, Little League recognized the achievement of 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors, awarding a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds. In 25 years, Little League has […]

Six Innings with UGA Quarterback and LLBWS Graduate Jake Fromm

For most freshman quarterbacks, playing college football on the biggest stage could be intimidating, but University of Georgia standout Jake Fromm is not your ordinary true freshman. For Mr. Fromm, life on the big stage came six summers earlier on national television as he helped lead his Warner Robins (Ga.) American Little League team to […]

Your Voice: Answers to Questions About USABat Decertification, Pitch Count, and More

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. Josh from Texas – I saw that Little League® recently […]

Aaron Torres Named Little League® West Region Assistant Director

Little League® International is excited to announce that Aaron Torres has officially been named the new West Region Assistant Director, joining West Region Director April Meehleder and Assistant Director Brian Pickering at the West Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif. “We are proud to welcome Aaron to the Little League family and are excited at […]

Europe and Africa Region UIC Embraces Opportunity to Instruct During Little League® Umpire School

Each spring, umpires travel to Little League® International in Williamsport, Pa., for Little League Umpire School. The week-long school immerses game officials in training and education opportunities that are designed to hone their skills, build confidence, and all them to serve as role models for other local officials. Throughout the five days, Tom Rawlings, Little […]