Category: General

Little League® Exclusive Interview: Dr. Tommy John

Dr. Tommy John has his father’s famous name, and an important message for parents. “There are many things that a child needs in their environment in order to develop into a healthy, high-functioning adult,” said Dr. John. “And sports—when done properly—can answer those needs in so many ways beyond what many parents and youth athletes […]

An Open Letter to the Out of Control Sports Parent Sitting Next to Me in the Stands

Dear Out of Control Sports Parent, You. Yeah, you. The one shouting “Get the rebound!” to your kid. The one with the heart palpitating so loudly that you cannot contain yourself. The one yelling and complaining about the coach. The one hollering at the 13-year-old referee.  The one angry at my kid for making a […]

Girls With Game and a Positive Mental Attitude

By Liz DiLullo Brown, Senior Vice President and CMO The last few weeks we’ve celebrated the accomplishments and talent of “Girls with Game” across all of Little League’s digital platforms. These incredible individuals, who just happen to be female, serve as role models for us each and every day. A reminder of the power that […]

Little League® Graduates Gear Up For 2019 MLB Opening Day

This March, more than 100 Little League® graduates will step out of the dugout and take the field as Major League Baseball opens up the 2019 season. The first taste of regular-season action comes with the Japan Opening Series in Tokyo as the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics square off at the Tokyo Dome for […]

Thousands of Little Leaguers® to Enjoy Unique Experiences at 2019 Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees

Over the next few months, more than a thousand Little Leaguers in metropolitan areas and underserved communities across the United States will have the unique opportunity to participate in a Little League® Urban Initiative Jamboree. Established in 2004, the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree offers boys and girls across the nation participating in Little League […]

I Pushed My Son to Play Little League® Past His Enjoyment

My son was such a cute, little Tee Baller. He loved going out there and running around. I loved watching him and taking photos. It was just so adorable. Then, all the sudden, he was in the Minor Divisions. He still liked the game, but it became clear that he wasn’t going to be a […]

Jessie Lahr Named Administrative Assistant for the Little League® Risk Management Department

Little League® International has officially announced the hiring of Jessie Lahr as the Administrative Assistant for the Risk Management Department. “We are honored to welcome Jessie to our team here in Williamsport and are looking forward to her support in providing our local leagues all around the world with a meaningful and memorable experience,” said […]

Cuban Baseball Federation Aligns with Little League® International to Develop Youth Baseball Throughout Cuba

Partnership will affiliate 170 Cuban youth programs for children 4 to 12 years old with Little League Baseball and include Little League International Tournament participation for 2019. Little League® International announced today that the Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) has aligned its youth baseball program for children 4 to 12 years old with Little League Baseball®. […]

2019 Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees to Provide Unique Opportunities to Children Across North America

This year, hundreds of Little Leaguers® with physical and intellectual challenges will receive a unique opportunity to participate in a Little League Challenger Division® Jamboree, a volunteer-hosted event that provides players the experience of a tournament atmosphere. “Each year, our dedicated volunteers work hard to provide members of our Challenger Division with the unique opportunity […]

Your Voice: Answers to Questions About League Age, Local Playing Rules, and Player Tryouts

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. Jamey from Michigan –  Why does Little League® have two […]