Category: General

I Relied On Baseball Knowledge, Not Umpiring Skills

By John Valverde California District 65 Little League® Umpire I’ll never forget my first year as a Little League® umpire. Unfortunately for me, I started officiating baseball late in my life. I say unfortunate because some 15 years later, I regret not starting back in my 20s. I was in my mid-40s, and was so […]

J.D. Palatine to Provide National Background Check Services for Little League® International Volunteers

Little League® International has long been committed to the safety of its players, families, and volunteers, both on and off the field. To that end, all local Little League programs in the United States are required to conduct national criminal background checks, in addition to a search of the Department of Justice National Sex Offender […]

What You Hear When You Aren’t Coaching from the Sidelines

By Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Vice President of Marketing and Communications The concept of “Silent Saturdays” is an annual focus on my kids’ youth soccer calendar. It’s typically a day on the schedule that is highly promoted to parents and coaches. The idea is for parents to sit on the sidelines and watch the […]

Six Innings With MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis

Mr. Davis shared his thoughts at the 27th Little League® International Congress. During the 27th Little League® International Congress in New Orleans in January, Little League Baseball and Softball had the opportunity to sit down with MLB Veteran Umpire Gerry Davis to discuss six questions surrounding his professional career, what Little League means to him, […]

Little League® International Welcomes Five New Staff Members, Announces Two Promotions

Over the course of the last few months, Little League® International is proud to welcome five new members to the Little League Headquarters staff in Williamsport and has officially announced the promotion of two employees. “We are proud to provide all of our local leagues and volunteers with the best possible support, information, and resources, […]

Parent Confession: I Focused on Performance, Not Fun

Submitted By: Kim Ablon Whitney, Little League Volunteer (Newton, Mass.) It’s winter time now and snow is on the ground, but as I drive by our local Little League® field, I can envision the kids cheering from the dugouts and putting on their batting helmets to step up to the plate. This will be my […]

Todd Frazier Leads Group of LLBWS Alums Anticipated to Return to Williamsport for MLB Little League Classic

As teams prepare for Spring Training, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will have a number of Little League Baseball® World Series alums heading to Florida with the hopes of a return trip to Williamsport this August. With the newest acquisition of Todd Frazier to the Mets, Little League® International is excited for the […]

Urban Initiative Jamborees Announced for 2018

Eight Jamborees will be held in six different states across the United States between April and July. Little League® Baseball and Softball is excited to announce the official dates and locations of its eight Little League Urban Initiative Jamborees for 2018, held in six different states throughout the United States between April and July. Established […]

Little League® Graduates Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones Voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

A pair of Little League® graduates will make their way into Cooperstown this summer, as Trevor Hoffman and Chipper Jones were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) on Wednesday, January 24. Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Jones will be inducted on Sunday, July 29, in Cooperstown, joining […]

Redesigned LittleLeague.org Launches at Congress

Officially launched at the 27th Little League® International Congress in New Orleans, the redesigned LittleLeague.org offers users a one-stop resource to access information and tools in an improved layout designed for all devices. The site also includes more robust search capabilities, consistent design elements, and a streamlined user experience. “As Little League looks toward the […]