Parent Confession: I Focused on Performance, Not Fun
Submitted By: Kim Ablon Whitney, Little League Volunteer (Newton, Mass.) It’s winter time now and snow is on the ground, but as I drive by our local Little League® field, I can envision the kids cheering from the dugouts and putting on their batting helmets to step up to the plate. This will be my […]
I Stressed Over My Son’s “Failure.” He Did Not.
I was well aware that baseball is considered a sport of failure. A player gets just three hits in 10 at-bats, and he is successful. During my son’s third year of Little League®, and second of Coach Pitch, he struck out time and time again, and hit for an average of .125. I know this […]
New Generation, Same Old Mistakes
I remember the day my son signed up my grandson, James, for Little League®. I was so excited. I brought out an old photo album, and showed James the pictures of his dad at practice and games. My wife took most of the photos back then because I was busy on the field helping to […]
By Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Vice President of Marketing and Communications The concept of “Silent Saturdays” is an annual focus on my kids’ youth soccer calendar. It’s typically a day on the schedule that is highly promoted to parents and coaches. The idea is for parents to sit on the sidelines and watch the […]
When parents or legal guardians decide to register a child to play Little League®, it is typically because the child wants to be with friends; or they see Little League as an opportunity for the family to grow its social network within the community.