Category: General

Parent Confession: I Made My Kid Cry, Not Happy Tears

It was early in the season. School was still in. My son had a big game versus the other top team in our league. I am a very competitive person. My son, who was eleven at the time, isn’t, and it’s something I’ve struggled with. I always wanted him to have a little more fire […]

Your Voice: Answers to Questions and Misconceptions Parents Have About the Little League® International Tournament

For parents, grandparents, and guardians of Little Leaguers®, Your Voice is a way for you to share questions with Little League®, and an opportunity for us 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. – – […]

A Different Point of View: Persistence, Self-Awareness, Confidence Prevail as Teenager Takes on Umpiring

Taegen McCoy is 16 years old and a sophomore at Northern High School in Dillsburg, Pa. In many ways, she’s a typical high schooler. She enjoys playing the viola in the orchestra and competing on the women’s tennis team, and won the title of Farmer’s Fair Queen. One year ago, she added another activity to […]

Canadian Umpires Cross Border to Experience Unique Learning Opportunities; Foster Friendships at Umpire School

Annually, Little League® International holds a spring training for Little League Umpires. At the 2019 school, nearly 40 game officials from across the United States and Canada, made the trek to Williamsport, Pa., including 10 from various Canadian provinces. “We don’t have a regional school (in Canada), which makes it even more important that we […]

‘Mother’s May’ Program to Grant Free Admission for Life to Mothers at the World of Little League® Museum

To help celebrate Mother’s Day this Spring, The World of Little League Museum and Official Store (525 U.S. 15, South Williamsport, Pa.) will be launching a new “Mother’s May” Program that will grant mothers visiting the Museum during the month of May with free admission for life. “Each year, we look to find ways to […]

Little League® and T-Mobile Launch T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby, Support Local Programs

On the heels of T-Mobile becoming the Official Wireless Sponsor of Little League® International, the two have teamed up to announce the first-ever T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby. Starting today, leagues from around the country can begin conducting local qualifying competitions to identify the top youth long-ball hitters for both baseball and softball. “Little […]

Crystal Joy Smith Named Little League® Data Warehouse and GIS Specialist

Little League® International has officially announced the hiring of Crystal Joy Smith as the Data Warehouse and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in the Information Services department. “We are really excited to welcome Crystal to our team here at Little League International and are looking forward to the experience she can bring to our Information […]

Parent Confession: I Tried to Coach My Son Into a College Baseball Scholarship at Age 10

It was hard for me to see him strikeout or miss a ground ball. Through Tee Ball and Coach Pitch, I knew he was just learning, but once he got to Player Pitch and the Major Division, I thought that there was no way he was going to make it to the next level of […]

Your Voice: Answers to Questions About the SafeSport Law, and Who Is Responsible for Reporting Acts of Child Abuse

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. Ashlen from West Virginia –  I’m a team mom, and […]

Be A Great Teammate: A Letter from Brad Stevens to His Daughter

This letter originally appeared on LeadersandDaughters.com, an Egon Zehnder initiative. Dear Kinsley: When I was asked to write you a letter for the Leaders and Daughters Event series, I thought of the many different things that I would love say to express what you mean to me, and how excited I am to have a […]