Things to Know…

Little League provides important information and resources for local leagues to consider each month.

(Updated 5/1/18)

Each month, Little League® International will provide a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. All of this information will be available here and continue to be updated as new, timely resources become available. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends.

Local League Operation Reminders

Tournament season is almost here! To help ensure that your league enjoys the remainder of the 2018 season, Little League has put together a list of things that local leagues should be considering during this pivotal time of year, and some resources to help guide the way.

Tournament Player and Team Verification:

Each eligible player who intends to participate in the 2018 Little League International Tournament is required to have a Player Verification Form and is to be plotted on the league’s boundary map by residency or school attendance , and identified on the tournament affidavit. On June 1, leagues and districts will be permitted to complete 2018 affidavits using the Little League® Data Center. The Player Verification Form will be automatically generated as part of the affidavit process. Leagues wishing to submit tournament team combinations may do so now through the Little League® Data Center.

Enter The Canon Little League Photo Contest

Once again, Canon and Little League have teamed up for the Canon Little League Photo Contest in 2018. Send in your favorite photos of the season for a chance to win Canon and Little League® prizes including a trip to the 2018 Little League Baseball® World Series. Go ahead, get inspired and hit it out of the park! Visit for more information and to submit your photos today. Be sure to also download the 2018 PIXMA Picture Perfect Season Activity Kit.

LLU “Lunch and Learn” Series

Throughout the last two months, members of the Little League International and Regional staff have provided a series of “Little League University Lunch and Learn,” webinars discussing top-of-mind subjects that your local league should be aware of. All of the webinar series videos can be found on Little League University, but here are some of the past webinars available on demand:

Free Local League Technology Solutions

Local Little League programs are encouraged to create a free customized website with online registration through DICK’S Team Sports HQ, powered by Blue Sombrero. Along with the ability to host online registration and payments, DICK’S Team Sports HQ provides time-saving features not available in any other league technology platform. To get started today, visit


Additional News and Information

Little League continues to share important news and information that will help local leagues in their day-to-day operations. Here are some key stories that might be helpful for your league.