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Little League® Cancels 2020 World Series and Region Tournaments

ASAP Deadline Extension Update

Health and Safety are paramount for everyone in Little League® and our entire organization is doing all it can to assist with stemming the tide of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Leagues activities have been disrupted in countless ways, and the suggested May 11 resumption is weeks from now, but being prepared to execute the A […]

Little League® Awards Program Suspended for 2020 Season

With the recent guidance to suspend/delay Little League® seasons around the world, Little League International has made the difficult decision to suspend its National Little League Awards Program for the 2020 season. “Based on the projected late start to the season for many of our local Little League programs around the world, and the challenges […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Ann Chadwick, a 50-year Little League volunteer, and the wife of Junior Softball World Series Director, John Chadwick. She was 83. Mrs. Chadwick began her volunteer service to Little League in 1969, shortly after registering her son, Doug, to play Tee Ball while the family was living in […]

Recommended Temporary Suspension of Little League Activities

NOTE: The information found below will continue to be updated with any changes that are implemented as well as communicated directly to local league and district volunteers.  UPDATE AS OF APRIL 28, 2020: We understand that many of our districts, leagues, volunteers, parents, and players want to get back to the Little League® field, and […]

When Cheering On Your Kids, Know Your Role!

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Imagine the perfect summer day. The sun is out, the birds are chirping. And a bunch of 7-year-olds are scurrying about a ball field, trying to hit, run, throw, and catch, all the while smiling and giggling and doing what 7-year-olds do. But then the game […]

Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees Spread Joy of Baseball to Communities Around North America in 2020

NOTE: Many of these events may be altered or cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. For all the latest coronavirus information, please visit LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and coronavirus.gov. Hundreds of Little Leaguers® with physical and intellectual challenges will have the opportunity to experience the joy of baseball this summer through the 2020 Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees, a group of […]

Six Innings with Little League Softball® World Series Graduate and Softball America Lead Editor Kayla Lombardo

As part of a continued celebration of its award-winning Girls with Game Initiative, Little League® International had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Softball America Lead Editor, Kayla Lombardo, about her experience playing for Pequannock (N.J.) Little League at the 2006 Little League Softball® World Series. Ms. Lombardo’s team went on to make […]

Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees to Provide Memorable Opportunities in 2020

NOTE: Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in an abundance of caution for all of the participants and volunteers, all of the Little League® Urban Initiative Jamborees have been cancelled for the 2020 season. For all the latest coronavirus information, please visit LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and coronavirus.gov. This spring, thousands of children will have the unique […]

Teams from Ohio, California to Participate in the 2020 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Little League International, under the direction of its Board of Directors, made the difficult decision to cancel the Little League World Series and Region Tournaments at all divisions for the 2020 season. Based on that decision, Mason (Ohio) Youth Organization Little League and Cambrian Park Little League (San Jose, […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Barbara LeStourgeon, former Texas District 21 Administrator. She was 75. Mrs. LeStourgeon, a native of Comfort, Texas, and resident of Bandera, Texas, served as Texas District 21 Administrator from 1981 until 2019. While serving her Little League district in a variety of capacities, Mrs. LeStourgeon also volunteered for […]