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Little League® Cancels 2020 World Series and Region Tournaments

2020 ESPY Awards Highlight Little League® Graduates and Supporters

While the 2020 ESPY Awards were forced to take on a new appearance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the excitement, inspiration, and motivation that transpired from the night’s event was far from lost. Among the award winners recognized during the memorable evening included a pair of former Little Leaguers®, as well as a Major League […]

Little League® Graduates Earn the Call at 2020 MLB Draft

While the format of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, presented by T-Mobile, may have looked different, the one thing that remained consistent was the amount of former Little Leaguers® who had their childhood dreams come true when they heard Commissioner Robert D. Manfred call their names to continue their baseball journey. Among the first-round […]

  Little League® International mourns the passing of Roger Birdsall who served as California District 21 Administrator for 45 years. He was 94. A native of Rialto, California, and a resident of nearby Rancho Cucamonga at the time of his death, Mr. Birdsall, was a graduate of Rialto’s Chaffey High School, where he was a […]

Your Voice: What Parents Need to Know About the Best Practices for Returning to Play

Local Little League® programs throughout the United States and around the world are beginning to emerge from the quarantined change of lifestyle resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many questions, and the answers continue to evolve as the battle against the virus continues and all our communities start to return over the summer months. […]

A Parent’s Perspective on Little League® During the Pandemic

By Suzie Michael, Middlesex (N.J.) Little League Parents know being in a local Little League® program is more than just showing up to practices, games, fundraisers, or snack shack duty. That’s a given when volunteering.  We volunteer to demonstrate to our kids what it means to give back, participate, and gain a sense of community. […]

Little League® Video Features Earn Trifecta of 2020 Telly Awards

Each year, Little League® International helps tell its story through a variety of video features and other digital efforts. Three of those stories from the 2019 season were recognized this spring as part of the 41st Annual Telly Awards with a pair of Silver awards and a Bronze, placing the organization’s efforts among the top […]

2020 Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarships Awarded to Lycoming County High School Seniors

Since 1994, Little League® International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship, awarded annually to outstanding high school seniors in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, to assist with the pursuit of their higher education. While the annual, in-person recognition luncheon was unfortunately canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little […]

Your Voice: The 2020 FAQs Parents Need to Know

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. Like you, everyone at Little League® International, along with all […]

Little League® Cancels 2020 World Series and Region Tournaments

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International has made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel its World Series and Region Tournaments for first time in organization history; commits approximately $1.2 million in support to local leagues 2020 MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO Also Canceled; Event Will Return […]

“I’m in it for the Kids!” How to Create a Player-Centered Little League® Experience

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Head to any Little League® game and you will often hear the line “I’m in it for the kids.” Thankfully, so many of our parents, coaches, and board members are, as our leagues would not survive without the millions of volunteers and parents devoting their […]