Category: General

Crystal Joy Smith Named Little League® Data Warehouse and GIS Specialist

Little League® International has officially announced the hiring of Crystal Joy Smith as the Data Warehouse and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in the Information Services department. “We are really excited to welcome Crystal to our team here at Little League International and are looking forward to the experience she can bring to our Information […]

Parent Confession: I Tried to Coach My Son Into a College Baseball Scholarship at Age 10

It was hard for me to see him strikeout or miss a ground ball. Through Tee Ball and Coach Pitch, I knew he was just learning, but once he got to Player Pitch and the Major Division, I thought that there was no way he was going to make it to the next level of […]

Your Voice: Answers to Questions About the SafeSport Law, and Who Is Responsible for Reporting Acts of Child Abuse

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. Ashlen from West Virginia –  I’m a team mom, and […]

Be A Great Teammate: A Letter from Brad Stevens to His Daughter

This letter originally appeared on LeadersandDaughters.com, an Egon Zehnder initiative. Dear Kinsley: When I was asked to write you a letter for the Leaders and Daughters Event series, I thought of the many different things that I would love say to express what you mean to me, and how excited I am to have a […]

Little League® Exclusive Interview: Dr. Tommy John

Dr. Tommy John has his father’s famous name, and an important message for parents. “There are many things that a child needs in their environment in order to develop into a healthy, high-functioning adult,” said Dr. John. “And sports—when done properly—can answer those needs in so many ways beyond what many parents and youth athletes […]

An Open Letter to the Out of Control Sports Parent Sitting Next to Me in the Stands

Dear Out of Control Sports Parent, You. Yeah, you. The one shouting “Get the rebound!” to your kid. The one with the heart palpitating so loudly that you cannot contain yourself. The one yelling and complaining about the coach. The one hollering at the 13-year-old referee.  The one angry at my kid for making a […]

Girls With Game and a Positive Mental Attitude

By Liz DiLullo Brown, Senior Vice President and CMO The last few weeks we’ve celebrated the accomplishments and talent of “Girls with Game” across all of Little League’s digital platforms. These incredible individuals, who just happen to be female, serve as role models for us each and every day. A reminder of the power that […]

Little League® Graduates Gear Up For 2019 MLB Opening Day

This March, more than 100 Little League® graduates will step out of the dugout and take the field as Major League Baseball opens up the 2019 season. The first taste of regular-season action comes with the Japan Opening Series in Tokyo as the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics square off at the Tokyo Dome for […]

Thousands of Little Leaguers® to Enjoy Unique Experiences at 2019 Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees

Over the next few months, more than a thousand Little Leaguers in metropolitan areas and underserved communities across the United States will have the unique opportunity to participate in a Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree. Established in 2004, the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree offers boys and girls across the nation participating in Little League […]

I Pushed My Son to Play Little League® Past His Enjoyment

My son was such a cute, little Tee Baller. He loved going out there and running around. I loved watching him and taking photos. It was just so adorable. Then, all the sudden, he was in the Minor Divisions. He still liked the game, but it became clear that he wasn’t going to be a […]