Category: General

Your Voice: Paperwork Needs, Rulebooks for Parents, Tryouts, Manager Selection, Softball-Specific Leagues

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. Barry from Nebraska – I registered my son and two […]

Promotions and New Positions Enhance Little League® International Marketing and Communications Department

With a continued focus on providing the best possible resources and support to its local leagues through emerging digital solutions and innovative marketing initiatives, Little League® International has announced a number of promotions within the Marketing and Communications Department at its headquarters in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. “Over the past few years, our department has remained […]

Little League® Celebrates Another Exciting Year in 2019

Throughout the course of 2019, the Little League® program continued to find ways to deliver increased levels of excitement, new opportunities, and countless memories for thousands of communities around the world. Highlighting this past year’s events was the continued efforts to grow the game throughout the Little League program, both at the local level and […]

MLB™ Little League® Classic Named Sports Business Journal’s Best Original Sports Event of the Decade

Following its third successful year in Williamsport, the MLB Little League Classic has been named the “Best Original Sports Event of the Decade” by Sports Business Journal as part of their Decade Awards program. “Since its launch in 2017, the MLB Little League Classic has become one of the most memorable events in sports, and […]

Local Leagues Improving Experiences Through Little League® Grow the Game Grant Opportunities

Following the conclusion of the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series, a group of local Little League® programs were awarded with thousands of dollars as part of the Little League Grow the Game Grant, a program which assists local leagues who are working to enhance Little League opportunities in their community. In total, 10 local […]

Parent Confession: I Tore Down My Kid’s Coach

My son had a very solid 12-year-old season, mainly playing second base, a little bit of center field, and a handful of times on the mound. We didn’t win many games, however, and I felt it was because of his head coach’s managing style. In my view, Dylan’s manager shifted players around too much and […]

Three Words That Will Help Your Young Player Overcome the Fear of Making a Mistake

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project One of the most unique things about the game of baseball and softball is that it is a game of failure. The best players, the ones headed to Cooperstown, are only successful in 3 out of 10 at bats. During those at bats, they might […]

New Little League® Rulebook App Gives Mobile Access to Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies

In a continued effort to provide parents, volunteers, and league officials with a clear explanation and understanding of the official regulations, playing rules, and operating policies, Little League® has launched a brand-new Rulebook App, now available in the Apple and Google Play App Stores for a one-time download fee of $1.99. Learn More About the […]

Getting Real About Safety: Concord American Little League’s ASAP Plan Focuses on a Healthy Experience On & Off the Field

The A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) was created more than two decades ago with a mission of providing the safest possible environment for Little Leaguers® everywhere and helping them build confidence and emotional well being. Every year, member organizations make amazing strides in this effort and one group is recognized for embodying this spirit above […]

Little League® Graduates Shine in 2019 MLB Postseason Awards

After another exciting Major League Baseball (MLB) season, more than 20 Little League® graduates were honored as 2019 MLB postseason award recipients. Highlighting the 2019 award recipients were a pair of 2007 Little League World Series (LLWS) graduates in Cody Bellinger (LLBWS) and Kolten Wong (SLBWS), both of which were named Gold Glove winners this […]