Little League® International is happy to assist members of the media, to the fullest extent possible, with the stories they are working on, as well as to help tell the great stories that Little League provides to children all around the world. Below are a variety of types of requests that Little League International handles, as well as instructions on how to submit those requests. For all requests, unless otherwise noted, please provide at least 48 hours’ notice, where possible. Any additional questions can be sent to media@LittleLeague.org.
General Media and Interview Requests
Members of the media with general inquiries and/or interview requests for any members of the Little League International staff should email media@LittleLeague.org with specific information detailing the request, where the story will run, and the deadline for response. In addition, many answers to general media inquiries can be found in the resources at LittleLeague.org/Media.
Editorial Photo/Logo Requests
Members of the media looking to obtain photo(s) and/or Little League’s logo(s) for editorial use should email media@LittleLeague.org with specific information regarding what photos/logos are requested, where/how they plan to be used, and the deadline in which they are requested to be obtained. Please note that these photos and/or logos may only be used for editorial purposes for coverage pertaining to Little League International and/or any events or programs affiliated with Little League International. They should not be transformed, distributed, or resold in anyway. And may never be used for promotional and/or commercial purposes. All photos/logos should be credited as: Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball.
Academic Research Projects
Little League International understands the importance of academic work, both for research purposes and for class projects, and is happy to try and accommodate these requests, where possible. Requests for academic research projects of any kind should be submitted to media@LittleLeague.org with complete details surrounding the project, including the school, class, and professor the project is for; specific information about the project and where it will live once completed (i.e. published in a book, class presentation only, posted on school’s website, etc.); specific topics and sample questions to be discussed; any specific interview requests as needed; as well as the deadline for response. Little League asks for at least 14-21 business days’ notice, where possible, to evaluate the request due to the large volume received. In addition, many answers to typical academic inquiries can be found in the resources at LittleLeague.org/Media. All materials published on LittleLeague.org may also be used in academic work with appropriate citation.
Creative Works/TV/Documentary Requests
If you are interested in using any of the Little League trademarks for creative entertainment purposes (literary work, television, motion picture, theatrical arts, documentary, etc.), Little League requires that any entity or entities must request legal permission, plus complete a licensing application, and answer a questionnaire. For more information, including instructions on how to submit this request, click here.
Local League Media Requests
Members of the media looking to cover a local Little League program or district should follow the Local League Media Policies, as well as any policies set forth by that league/district. Questions for a league and/or district should be directed to the local League President and/or the District Administrator.
World Series and Region Tournament Requests
Those members of the media looking to cover the Little League Baseball World Series, any of the other six Little League World Series events, or any of the Region Tournaments in each of those seven divisions, should adhere to the media guidelines for that specific event as outlined on LittleLeague.org/WSMedia. Any additional questions may be submitted to wsmedia@LittleLeague.org.
Is It Really Little League?
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Little League Baseball and Softball. We encourage you, as a member of the media, to learn more about the Little League program in your area and become familiar with the District Administrator nearest you.
One of the challenges we face in Little League is making sure the words “Little League” are used properly. Sometimes, an organization will call itself “Little League,” when, in fact, it is not affiliated with Little League at all. In these cases, unsuspecting parents and children may be fooled into thinking they are playing in a “real” Little League program.
In other cases, the media reports on a situation involving “Little League Football,” or “Little League Basketball.” However, there is no such thing in either case, and Little League has been diligent in trying to correct these errors.
So, we ask this: If you have any doubts about what is a “real” Little League program, please ask our media relations department before going with a story that might not be factual.
If you would like your news organization included in regular electronic mailings of news releases, please email media@LittleLeague.org.