Category: General

Two Magic Words for Coaching and Parenting Your Athletes

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project “What were you doing out there?” screamed an angry dad. “I told you to shoot!” yelled the coach to the shell shocked young boy who just passed to his teammate instead of fulfilling the coaches wishes. “He doesn’t know what he is doing” says […]

Video Featuring 1955 Cannon Street YMCA Little League Team Earns 2020 ISHY Award

The World of Little League® Museum was recently named the recipient of a 2020 ISHY Award, as presented by the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA), for its feature video feature spotlighting the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA Little League team. “It is an absolute honor to be recognized by the International Sports Heritage Association for this […]

Kevin Cash Makes Little League® History as First Person to Play in Williamsport and Manage in the MLB World Series

There have been 14 people who have played in the Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) to go on to appear in the MLB World Series. That elusive group has a new achievement, as Tampa Bay Rays Manager Kevin Cash (1989 LLBWS) is now the first person to play in Williamsport and manage a team […]

Five New Members Join the Little League® International Advisory Board

During its annual fall meeting in October 2020, held virtually this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Little League® International Advisory Board was pleased to welcome five new members. “This year, perhaps more than ever, a direct understanding of what is happening at the community level of our program will be vitally important as […]

Construction Underway at the New Little League® Central Region Headquarters

Construction of the new Little League® Central Region Headquarters facility began in Whitestown, Indiana, on July 23, 2020, and is expected to be completed by June 2021 to host the Little League Softball® Central Region Tournament and Little League Baseball® Great Lakes and Midwest Tournaments. “While the past few months have been very difficult, we […]

Little League® Photo Contest Winners Announced

As the summer comes to an end, Little League® International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Little League Photo Contest. Held in coordination with the launch of Little League’s new look, mission, and logo on June 6, the Little League Photo Contest ran from mid-June through mid-September to help Little League players, […]

Remembering Number 11: Michael Cammarata

On Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:54 a.m. from the firehouse on East Second Street in Alphabet City, Ladder Company 11, a phone call was made to the Cammarata family from their youngest son Michael. He left a message on his father’s voicemail stating: “I am going to the World Trade Center, a plane just hit […]

Jason Varitek Becomes First Little League Baseball® World Series Graduate Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek made history as he became the first Little League Baseball® World Series graduate to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. As a 12-year-old, Mr. Varitek played a key role in Altamonte Springs (Fla.) National Little League’s run to the […]

Little League® Brings the Child Out in Local Coach, Parent

By Nick Fathergill For volunteers like Sean Cenawood, who has coached his 10-year-old son, James, for the past six years in Great Neck (N.Y.) Little League on Long Island, the Little League® experience has been one that has made just as much of an impact on him as it has on his players. The first […]

A Letter from Stephen D. Keener, Little League® President and CEO

To say we miss it is an understatement. We should be together right now. Stadium music should be stuck in our heads. Our meals should be eaten out of cardboard containers. Old friends and new should be conversing on the concourse. Lycoming County should be buzzing with visitors from around the world, and the anticipation […]