Category: Softball

Free Rulebook App, Tournament Mandatory Play Highlight Updates and Rule Changes for 2023 Little League® Season

As the 2022 calendar year comes to a close, Little League® International has announced the updates and changes to its Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies for the 2023 season. These changes were reviewed by the Little League International Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Friday, November 11, 2022, hosted by Major […]

World Series Expansion Provides Opportunities to Players, Volunteers Around the World

Opportunity means everything in the Little League® program, and thanks to the expansion of the Little League Baseball and Softball World Series that started in 2022, six additional local leagues now get the chance to live out the dream that thousands of leagues strive for each summer and play on the biggest stage in youth […]

First Ever Girls with Game Experience Brings Softball Fun to Lamade Stadium

Just two months after the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series, it was the game of softball that brought hundreds of people to Williamsport for a memorable day filled with fun and festivities as part of the first ever Girls with Game Experience. “It was an incredible opportunity to […]

Little League® to Host First Ever Girls with Game Experience Event on October 15

Following the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series this August and an exciting Summer of Softball that concluded with the most-watched Little League Softball® World Series, Little League® International will be welcoming its softball community to the iconic Howard J. Lamade Stadium for the first ever Girls with Game Experience event on […]

Looking Back at the Girls with Game from Summer 2022

Little Leaguers® across the world were active this summer with hopes of earning the once-in-a-lifetime trip to one of the seven Little League® World Series tournaments held throughout the United States. As the world celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Title IX, Little League was proud to see a number of its own Girls with Game […]

2022 Little League Softball® World Series is ESPN’s Most Watched

FROM THE ESPN PRESS ROOM: The 2022 Little League Softball® World Series was ESPN’s most-watched since it expanded coverage of the tournament in 2017, according to Nielsen. It averaged 294,000 viewers across ESPN and ESPN2, up 19% from last year and up 21% from 2019. The increases occurred despite losing the primetime Little League Softball […]

All-Female Grounds Crew Takes the Field at 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

The 2022 Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) was filled with excitement thanks to the talented play of 12 participating teams in the event’s second year in Greenville. However, it was the players who were cheering during the final days of action, recognizing a group of 16 volunteers who made history in the 48-year history […]

Negros Occidental Little League Earns 2022 Girls with Game Team Sportsmanship Award

Negros Occidental Little League, the Asia-Pacific Region Champion out of Bacolod City, Philippines, has been named the 2022 Girls with Game Team Sportsmanship Award Recipient after displaying sportsmanship both on and off the field throughout its time in Greenville, North Carolina. “On behalf of all of us at the Little League Softball World Series, we […]

Girls with Game Celebration Officially Opens 2022 Little League Softball® World Series

Heading into year two at its new home in Greenville, North Carolina, the 2022 Little League Softball® World Series experience officially got underway on Saturday, August 6, with the first ever Girls with Game Celebration at Elm Street Park. Leading off with a welcome message from Ashlea Nash, the Little League Director of Softball Development, […]

Inside the Rise of the Little League Softball® World Series

The Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) has not always been the modern-day spectacle that now takes place in Greenville, North Carolina. The largest youth softball tournament in the world came from humble beginnings, with Little League® originally launching a softball pilot program in 1974 to gauge interest from local leagues across the country. As […]