Category: General

When Cheering On Your Kids, Know Your Role!

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Imagine the perfect summer day. The sun is out, the birds are chirping. And a bunch of 7-year-olds are scurrying about a ball field, trying to hit, run, throw, and catch, all the while smiling and giggling and doing what 7-year-olds do. But then the game […]

Six Innings with Little League Softball® World Series Graduate and Softball America Lead Editor Kayla Lombardo

As part of a continued celebration of its award-winning Girls with Game Initiative, Little League® International had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Softball America Lead Editor, Kayla Lombardo, about her experience playing for Pequannock (N.J.) Little League at the 2006 Little League Softball® World Series. Ms. Lombardo’s team went on to make […]

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees to Provide Memorable Opportunities in 2020

NOTE: Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in an abundance of caution for all of the participants and volunteers, all of the Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees have been cancelled for the 2020 season. For all the latest coronavirus information, please visit LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and coronavirus.gov. This spring, thousands of children will have the unique […]

Little League® Celebrates Women’s History Month with Girls with Game Initiative

In honor of Women’s History Month during the month of March, Little League® Baseball and Softball will continue the celebration of its Girls with Game Initiative across all its digital platforms. “For generations, Little League has provided children with the opportunity to experience life lessons playing baseball and softball, and it is through their love […]

10 Things Wrong with Youth Baseball and Softball (And How We Can Fix Them)

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project My friend Jay Coakley is a sport sociologist at the University of Colorado, as well as the author of a book on the intersection between sports and society. In it, he has one of my favorite baseball/softball quotes of all time: “Kids in baseball say […]

Meet the African American Members of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, Little League® International looks back at the 10 African-American members who have been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, the highest honor that Little League can bestow. Every member of the Hall of Excellence has helped to shape the history of the Little League program, […]

Little League® Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Girls with Game Initiative

In celebration of the inspiration and success of females around the world, Little League® Baseball and Softball joins together with the Women in Sports Foundation for the 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on February 5, 2020. Celebrated alongside the award-winning Little League Girls with Game Initiative, this annually recognized day […]

Junior League Baseball World Series Star, Patrick Mahomes, Named Super Bowl LIV MVP

Since he was a teenager, Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes has always found a way to shine on the big stage. From coming up clutch in key moments as a 14-year-old to lead Rose Capital East Little League (Tyler, Texas) to a runner-up finish at the 2010 Junior League Baseball World Series, to being […]

Little League® New Educational Initiative, The Basics, Aimed to Help Those New to the Game

Being a part of the Little League® program for many families has been something that has been passed down through the generations, but for some of today’s parents, coaches, and fans, it’s a brand-new experience. To help those who may be new to Little League, or even to the game of baseball and softball completely, […]

Little League® Set for Exciting Initiatives, Launching Five Year Strategic Plan

Over the course of its 80-year history, Little League® has grown into the world’s largest youth sports organization with millions of children playing baseball and softball in more than 80 countries around the world each year. Heading into a new decade in 2020, Little League remains committed to embracing the rich tradition and history its […]