Category: General

Top Safety Plans Earn Local Little League® Programs 2020 ASAP Awards

As the world’s largest youth sports organization, the safety and well-being of all Little League® players, volunteers, and fans is of upmost importance for Little League International and all its local leagues. And, as local league volunteers have continued to navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic, that focus on safety has never been more important. In […]

Your Voice: What Parents Need to Know About Opportunities for Your Children to Play this Fall

Now that the calendar has turned to August, typically, the Little League® International Tournament season would be heading for an exciting conclusion and planning for fall ball season would have begun. This has not been a typical year. As local Little League programs throughout the world are continuing to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, Little […]

Little League® Sandlot Fun Days Excite, Inspire During Pandemic Doldrums

Where there is a will, there is a way is cliché, but for Woodstock-Edinburg Little League in Virginia District 3, it proved prophetic to its league and community during the summer of 2020. League President Amanda Kibler shares the league’s experiences participating in the newly-launched Little League® Sandlot Fun Days program. The 2020 spring season […]

Little League® to Host Blood Drive at Iconic Howard J. Lamade Stadium

REGISTER HERE – SPONSOR CODE “Little League” This August, the Little League® International Complex will look much different without the smiling faces and exciting cheers that surround the Little League Baseball® World Series, but members of the Williamsport community will still have the opportunity to bring those smiles to the faces of others as Little […]

Little League® Alumni Earn 2019-20 Gatorade Player of the Year Honors

In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade announced the winners of the 2019-20 Gatorade Players of the Year, which includes 89 prominent high school athletes whose first chapter of their athletic career includes time spent on the Little League® Baseball and Softball fields. Of the 89 alumni, three were […]

How to be a Great Sports Parent During and After COVID-19

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Many years ago, when I first started Changing the Game Project, I traveled to Los Angeles to speak at a parent education day for The Brentwood School. The keynote speaker that day was psychologist and author Madeline Levine. She has written two NY Times bestsellers on […]

Melrose Little League Alumni Share Their Stories

For the past two years, Melrose (Mass.) Little League has recognized graduating high school seniors who got their start playing in the league and have continued to demonstrate a commitment to the Melrose community with a one-time scholarship to be used to further their education. Each student applicant must compose an essay, no less than […]

Honda Grant Program Gives Hope to Little League® Programs Around the U.S.

For communities around the world, the spring of 2020 has seen a variety of unprecedented situations that have caused both financial and logistical challenges, but with the help of the continued support of Honda, the Official Vehicle of Little League Baseball and Softball, 18 local Little League programs will be returning to the ballfield with […]

2020 ESPY Awards Highlight Little League® Graduates and Supporters

While the 2020 ESPY Awards were forced to take on a new appearance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the excitement, inspiration, and motivation that transpired from the night’s event was far from lost. Among the award winners recognized during the memorable evening included a pair of former Little Leaguers®, as well as a Major League […]

Little League® Graduates Earn the Call at 2020 MLB Draft

While the format of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, presented by T-Mobile, may have looked different, the one thing that remained consistent was the amount of former Little Leaguers® who had their childhood dreams come true when they heard Commissioner Robert D. Manfred call their names to continue their baseball journey. Among the first-round […]