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Little League® Alumni Earn 2019-20 Gatorade Player of the Year Honors

In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade announced the winners of the 2019-20 Gatorade Players of the Year, which includes 89 prominent high school athletes whose first chapter of their athletic career includes time spent on the Little League® Baseball and Softball fields. Of the 89 alumni, three were […]

2020 ASAP Awards Program: Regional Winners, National Award Recipient to Be Announced in August

Since 1995, Little League® and Musco Lighting have partnered in the A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) to help local leagues and districts in the United States create the safest environment possible for players, volunteers, and fans. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many of our local league operations, the selection process is currently under […]

How to be a Great Sports Parent During and After COVID-19

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project Many years ago, when I first started Changing the Game Project, I traveled to Los Angeles to speak at a parent education day for The Brentwood School. The keynote speaker that day was psychologist and author Madeline Levine. She has written two NY Times bestsellers on […]

Melrose Little League Alumni Share Their Stories

For the past two years, Melrose (Mass.) Little League has recognized graduating high school seniors who got their start playing in the league and have continued to demonstrate a commitment to the Melrose community with a one-time scholarship to be used to further their education. Each student applicant must compose an essay, no less than […]

Honda Grant Program Gives Hope to Little League® Programs Around the U.S.

For communities around the world, the spring of 2020 has seen a variety of unprecedented situations that have caused both financial and logistical challenges, but with the help of the continued support of Honda, the Official Vehicle of Little League Baseball and Softball, 18 local Little League programs will be returning to the ballfield with […]

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 […]

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 […]