Following a thorough review of its region structure, Little League® International has made the decision to move the administrative support for Colorado’s districts and leagues from the Southwest Region to the West Region in all areas of operation, effective immediately.
“Throughout the year, we are continually reviewing and evaluating our region alignments along with the participation levels in each of the states to understand the best possible structure for the volunteers who run and operate our organization in communities all around the world,” said Dan Velte, Little League Senior Operations Executive. “Based on our participation throughout the state, along with a deeper look at the tournament involvement at all divisions of play, the decision to move from the Southwest to the West Region was the best strategic decision we could make to support our local leagues and their communities. We look forward to transitioning our leagues throughout the state of Colorado into the West Region and supporting their journey every step of the way.”
As part of the change, the following will go into effect for all leagues across the state of Colorado starting with the 2024 season:
- District Administrators in Colorado to attend West Region Roundtable in Anaheim, California on January 19-20, 2024
- Little League Softball® Colorado state champion to compete in the Northwest Region Tournament in San Bernardino, California
- Little League Baseball® Colorado state champion to compete in the Mountain Region Tournament in San Bernardino, California
- Colorado state champions at all teenage division tournaments of baseball and softball to compete in their respective West Region Tournaments
“On behalf of all of us here at the West Region office, we look forward to welcoming all the District Administrators, local league volunteers, and most importantly the players to our West Region team,” said Kit Golden, Little League West Region Director. “Our dedicated staff is here to fully support our leagues during this transition, and to ensure they have a great Little League experience all year long, including at our Little League Baseball and Softball Region Tournaments here in San Bernardino.”
More information will be directly communicated to the District Administrators throughout the state of Colorado, and official updates will be made in the Little League Rulebook following the 2024 season. To learn more about the Little League West Region, visit LittleLeague.org/West.