Summary and Background of the Plan
In November of 2019, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved the implementation of a five-year strategic plan focused on promoting participation in the Little League program. The strategic plan relies on the core focus of creating and maintaining a player-centered culture, removing barriers, and creating more access for participation opportunities.
This plan was built off the primary research study and subsequent action plan first conducted by Little League in 2011 and continually built from consistent feedback, surveys, industry research, and volunteer and parent engagement over the past decade.
The five-year plan will launch new programs, including alternative and sandlot-style games, new grant initiatives to help leagues and families suffering from financial hardship, a renewed focus on training and development of coaches of the youngest divisions of play, partnerships that offer new introductions to the sports of baseball and softball, and more.