Social media is a great way to share the fun of Little League with your family, followers, and friends. Your presence should reflect the positive and developmental environment at the heart of the program. Here are some tips and guidelines that can help you have a healthy relationship with your League, District, or local tournament on social media.
Basic Dos and Don’ts
- Feel free to share the most exciting and memorable moments of the Little League experience. The first at-bat is just as important as a demonstration of great sportsmanship, or a team party afterwards. Everyone loves seeing the photos and videos of those great moments.
- Remember that most people involved with Little League are volunteers, and give of their time freely to provide a meaningful experience for children.
- Connect with other parents, volunteers or community members who may have an interest in the program. It can be a great way to connect to your fellow parents in case you need to contact them for any reason, like when you child left their glove at the field.
- Share posts from Little League’s official social media platforms (@LittleLeague) as well as important updates from your local league’s social media accounts.
- Call out specific players, umpires, coaches or league/district/tournament staff by name without asking first. Some people may not be active on social media, or want the attention.
- Engage in arguments, criticize the opinions of others, or share personal views on sensitive or controversial topics around Little League activities. We know there will be some moments that cause stress at the Little League field. The best way to handle those situations are through a civil conversation, person to person.
- Post anything that could be perceived as inappropriate or offensive.
- Share personal data or information about injuries/accidents.
- Use photos or videos without permission of the individuals involved. If an individual is streaming a game or taking photos, and you’d prefer if your child not be recorded, go speak with them politely and express your concerns in the hopes of reaching a mutual understanding and respect.