Play Little League®

The story of Little League® began nearly a century ago. And it’s up to us to write the latest installment in an epic series, every time we play.

Little League® International believes in the power of youth baseball and softball to teach life lessons that build stronger communities and individuals. Through our divisions of Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and the Little League Challenger Division®, Little League provides opportunities for all children, ages 4 to 16, to have a meaningful experience in approximately 6,500 leagues throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

A local league’s Little League Board of Directors has the flexibility to provide the structure and divisions that their league will provide for the children in their community. Learn more about our program, find your league, and play Little League today!


Little League Baseball®

Little League Baseball® was founded in 1939, and is the world's first community-based, volunteer-operated youth sports program. The inaugural Little League® season was played in Williamsport, Pa., and since that fateful year, countless neighborhoods and tens of millions of children and volunteers have proudly been members of the program.

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Little League Softball®

Touting and appreciating the importance of providing a challenging and enjoyable youth sports experience for females, Little League Softball was founded in 1974. Structured similar to the baseball program, softball players are offered a variety of opportunities to participate and benefit from the Little League experience.

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Little League® Programs

Little League offers many exciting programs that are designed with children, families, and communities in mind.