Tag: 2016

Little League® Brings the Child Out in Local Coach, Parent

By Nick Fathergill For volunteers like Sean Cenawood, who has coached his 10-year-old son, James, for the past six years in Great Neck (N.Y.) Little League on Long Island, the Little League® experience has been one that has made just as much of an impact on him as it has on his players. The first […]

Ashlea Nash Named Little League® Central Region Assistant Director

Manchester University graduate joins Central Region Director, Nina Johnson-Pitt, on staff at the Central Region Headquarters. Little League® International has officially announced Ashlea Nash as the Central Region Assistant Director, joining Central Region Director, Nina Johnson-Pitt, as the newest full-time member of Little League Baseball and Softball. “Ashlea’s work and volunteer experience within the areas surrounding […]

Little League® Eastern Region Director Don Soucy Announces Retirement; Assistant Region Director Corey Wright to be Named Director

Don Soucy, Little League® Eastern Region Director, has announced his retirement after more than 25 years of service at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn. “Don has been an exemplary Little League Eastern Region Director and our program has benefited greatly from his leadership. I know he’s looking forward to […]

In an effort to promote sportsmanship and increase the pace of play, Little League® has announced new rule and regulation changes to take effect in 2017. This winter, the Little League® International Board of Directors has approved new rule and regulation changes that will take effect starting in the 2017 season. Along with two major […]

Little League® Provides Unification of Culture and Faith Through Sports

Each summer, the Little League® World Series Tournaments provide opportunities for athletes of various ages from across the globe to come together and share in the universal games of baseball and softball. For many of those athletes, however, participating in baseball and softball is about more than just playing a game. It provides these young […]

One year after its successful launch, Little League® University removes its sign-in portal to provide immediate access to educational content. Following the one-year anniversary of the launch of Little League® University, Little League Baseball and Softball has announced the removal of the sign-in portal of the website to help provide immediate access to thousands of pieces […]

The 2016 season was an exciting year for Little League Baseball and Softball programs around the world.   With the final days of 2016 counting down, Little League® takes a look back at a year that was filled with historic championship performances, memorable moments, and exciting new changes to help improve baseball and softball for […]

Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Craig Sager

Little League® International mourns the passing of legendary sideline reporter, longtime Turner Sports broadcaster, and notable Little League graduate, Craig Sager. He was 65. Mr. Sager, a graduate of Batavia Little League in Batavia, Ill., in the early 1960’s, was an inspirational figure to many and was honored earlier this year at the ESPYS as […]

10-Years Later: Remembering Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Ross McGinnis

On the 10-year anniversary of McGinnis’ death, Little League® takes a look back at the first Little League graduate to earn the Medal of Honor.   On the afternoon of December 4, 2006, Private First Class Ross McGinnis, a graduate of Knox (Pa.) Little League and 2011 Little League® Hall of Excellenceenshrinee, sacrificed his own life […]

For the last 100 years, newspaper, magazine, and online journalists, literary artists, and musical composers in the United States have dreamed of earning a Pulitzer Prize, and for two enshrinees of the Little League® Hall of Excellence, those dreams were once achieved. With the Pulitzer Prize heading into its Centennial Year Celebration in 2017, Little League® decided to take […]