The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted individuals, families, and communities in many ways.
Little League® International has worked with Darrell Burnett, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist and former member of the Little League International Board of Directors, to develop a series of resources that provides guidance to families and volunteers on how to navigate the emotional support needed as we return to a new normal.
Available on LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus, these resources include:
- “Calm” Emotions & “Positive” Feelings: Two Keys to Stay Healthy During Self-Isolation
- How Parents Can Help Address Their Child’s Anxiety
- How Parents Can Help Address Their Own Anxiety
Future resources will be developed to support coaches and discuss returning to play. Please continue to check LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus for more updates from Dr. Burnett and other great experts.
Perhaps now, more than ever, sportsmanship on the field and in the stands is paramount.
In addition to the various resources available on Little League® University (LittleLeagueUniversity.org) regarding proper behavior for players, coaches, volunteers, and parents, Little League International has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance and John O’Sullivan, founder of the Changing the Game Project, to provide additional articles, guidance, and resources.
We strongly encourage your league to share these sportsmanship resources with your families in order to provide a positive experience for all participants.