Who We Are

Character. Courage. Loyalty.

Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with millions of players and more than one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including political leaders, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports.

Structure of Little League Baseball and Softball

From local communities around the world to Little League International in Williamsport, learn about the world’s largest and most respected youth sports organization.

The First Level: The Local Little League

Each Little League program is organized within a community. As part of a league’s annual charter it establishes its own boundaries to operate and support, providing children who…

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The Second Level: The District

For administrative and tournament purposes, roughly 10 to 20 leagues in a given area usually comprise a district. The District Administrator is an experienced volunteer…

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The Third Level: Regional and International HQs

Little League operations are headquartered in South Williamsport, Pa., and led by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and…

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