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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 […]

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 MARCH 16, 2020: This is much bigger than Little League®. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, […]

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® Celebrates Women’s History Month with Girls with Game Initiative

In honor of Women’s History Month during the month of March, Little League® Baseball and Softball will continue the celebration of its Girls with Game Initiative across all its digital platforms. “For generations, Little League has provided children with the opportunity to experience life lessons playing baseball and softball, and it is through their love […]

Greenville, North Carolina, Selected as New Home of the Little League Softball® World Series

This year’s tournament will feature 10 teams from around the world on August 12-19, 2020 Following a thorough search and evaluation conducted by members of the Little League® International staff, Greenville Little League and the City of Greenville, North Carolina, have officially been selected as the new home for the Little League Softball® World Series […]

10 Things Wrong with Youth Baseball and Softball (And How We Can Fix Them)

Written By: John O’Sullivan, Founder of the Changing the Game Project My friend Jay Coakley is a sport sociologist at the University of Colorado, as well as the author of a book on the intersection between sports and society. In it, he has one of my favorite baseball/softball quotes of all time: “Kids in baseball say […]

Little League® Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Girls with Game Initiative

In celebration of the inspiration and success of females around the world, Little League® Baseball and Softball joins together with the Women in Sports Foundation for the 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on February 5, 2020. Celebrated alongside the award-winning Little League Girls with Game Initiative, this annually recognized day […]

Texas Longhorns to Retire Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Cat Osterman’s Jersey

From the Little League Softball® fields at Bear Creek Little League in Houston, Texas, to the Olympic stadiums around the world, Cat Osterman has been instrumental in the growth and development of the game of softball. Now, on March 25, 2020, the 2016 Little League® Hall of Excellence will be recognized for her commitment to […]

Volunteer Umpires Announced for 2020 Little League® World Series Events

Each year, the holiday season becomes just a bit more special for 90 dedicated Little League® volunteers who receive their official notifications with their official umpire assignments for the Little League World Series tournaments. Volunteer umpires are one of the most important aspects in the success of local Little League programs around the world and play a […]