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Little League® World Series Expansion Postponed Until 2022

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 […]

Letter to Safety Officers: Do What You Can to Keep Your League Safe and Ready to Play

Dear Safety Officers: I hope this letter find you and your loved ones healthy and safe. As information continues to become available regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we strive to continue to provide you with guidance and support as you help to oversee the health and safety of your league’s members and community.  Here are […]

“Calm” Emotions & “Positive” Feelings: Two Keys to Stay Healthy During Self-Isolation

  By Darrell J. Burnett, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist; Former Member, Little League International Board of Directors Families are faced with a real challenge during the “home-quarantine” period connected with the Coronavirus outbreak. The challenge is to try to keep our immune system strong, so we can fight off the virus if we come into contact […]

A Message for Little League® Umpires

To All Our Dedicated Little League® Volunteer Umpires: While we are all dealing with the current global pandemic, I just wanted to take a few moments to personally thank all of you for your dedication to the Little League® program. As we anxiously wait for the season to begin or resume, I would like to […]

Little League International mourns the passing of Terry Coburn, former Senior and Big League Softball World Series Umpire Coordinator. He was 76. Mr. Coburn began volunteering at Vicksburg (Michigan) Little League in 1976. He started coaching, served on the grounds crew and was a member of the Board of Directors, but most of all he […]