Category: General

New Structure for Little League Baseball® Europe and Africa Region Tournament Set for 2018

Earning the right to represent your region at the Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pa., each year is an exciting opportunity for leagues from all around the world. Due to an increase in leagues throughout Europe and Africa wishing to participate in the tournament, the Little League® Europe and Africa Region has announced […]

Little League® Coverage Expands With Launch Of ESPN+

Little League® Baseball and Softball will see significantly expanded coverage of the Little League International Tournament starting in 2018 with games streamed live on ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International and ESPN. More than 150 Little League Baseball and Softball games will be available exclusively on the new ESPN+ […]

Parent Confessions: I Didn’t Understand the Seriousness of my Son’s Steroid Use

We are a baseball family. I played Little League Baseball® and so did both of my boys. Our oldest son went on the play collegiate baseball and was scouted by several Major League teams, and was Taylor’s idol. Like his older brother, Taylor played Little League and then played on his high school team.  He […]

The Volunteer Dilemma: Will I, or Won’t I?

Every year around this time, I second-guess myself, teetering on the edge of indecision. Asking myself “will I” or “won’t I,” as in, will I once again dive into the deep end and voluntarily put on the umpire mask again for the upcoming Little League® season? Like many unsuspecting parents, I got involved in volunteering […]

Little League® Rules, Mechanics Clinics Provide Well-Rounded Learning Experience

From the big leagues to Little League®, umpiring requires an understanding of the rules and the mechanics to properly enforce the rules. But, when it comes to being a Little League Umpire, the added motivation to improve one’s skills is driven by the want to provide those young ball players with a positive and fulfilling […]

Defining What “Fun” Means Starts In Tee Ball

By Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Vice President of Marketing and Communications I was talking recently with a few parents about activities we could do with our children once the spring weather breaks. A few times throughout the conversations, one of us would say “oh, that would be fun for the kids”. Afterward, I started […]

Growing Up With Autism And The Impact Of Little League Baseball®

Growing up on the autism spectrum I dealt with countless challenges. As someone with nonverbal autism, I was unable to use full spoken language until I was two and a half years old. Even though I started speaking shortly thereafter, I dealt with difficulties with things such as communication and social interaction. Another challenge I […]

Former Little League® Manager Coaches, Wins All-American High School All-Star Basketball Game

Brad Lauwers led his Little League Baseball® team from Alaska to five-straight Northwest Region tournaments from 2003-07. A long time Little League Baseball® volunteer and former manager of Dimond-West Little League lived out one of his dreams on the basketball court after being named as the head coach for the West Boys Team at the […]

Little League® Congratulates Visionworks, Moroch on 2018 Silver ADDY Award

A virtual reality “Big Hitter” batting game in the Family Fun Zone at the Little League Baseball® World Series reeled in thousands of participants to the Visionworks booth last August. Recently, Visionworks earned the title of Official Eyewear and Eye Care sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball. Together with their marketing and communications agency, […]

Little League® Graduates Ready To Shine On MLB Opening Day

After an exciting 2017 season, more than 100 Little League graduates will officially kick off the 2018 season on Thursday, March 29, as all 30 Major League Baseball teams open the season on the same day for the first time since 1968. The earliest start in MLB history, the 2018 MLB Opening Day festivities will […]