Awards Program

Each year, Little League® International recognizes individuals for their commitment to, and participation in, the Little League program. Now is the time to start thinking about recognizing individuals from your District or local league by nominating them for the respective award.

We strongly recommend that your District and local league participate as we are certain there are individuals in your District or league who should be recognized. By recognizing members of your league, you help demonstrate the benefits and values of volunteerism, family and sportsmanship.

The International recipient for each award, and a guest, will be provided with round-trip transportation to and hotel accommodations at the Little League Baseball® World Series.

The Volunteer of the Year Award, Mom of the Year Award, Challenger Award, Good Sport of the Year Award, Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award, and Softball Volunteer of the Year Award are supported through the generosity of AIG.

Please send your completed nominations directly to Little League International in Williamsport, Pa., for your nominees to be considered for International recognition. If you have any questions regarding these Awards please contact Scott Rosenberg, Little League International Director of Public Relations, at

Award nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. Annual recipients of awards will be notified in June and honored at the Little League Baseball World Series in August.


  • Softball Volunteer

    The Little League Softball® Volunteer of the Year Award will recognize an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to developing a Little League softball program in their community or district. The individual should be an active Little League volunteer in good standing, who is committed to the ideals and goals of the Little League program.

    Submit Nomination

  • Urban Initiative Volunteer

    The Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize the vital volunteer service being performed in urban settings around the country. This award acknowledges an adult volunteer, involved with a Little League program participating in the Urban Initiative, who has provided a positive experience for the children and adults within the league’s metropolitan neighborhood or community.

    Submit Nomination

  • Good Sport

    The Little League Good Sport of the Year is designed to honor Little Leaguers who exhibit the values of Little League which are character, courage and loyalty. These children learn what it means to truly be part of a team and conduct themselves accordingly to the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.

    Submit Nomination

  • Mom

    The Little League Mom of the Year was created to recognize those mothers who have volunteered countless hours to their child’s participation in the Little League program. Their singular motivation is that their children have the opportunity to learn the value of teamwork, fair play, discipline and enjoy the excitement and fun of summer days on a Little League field.

    Submit Nomination

  • Challenger

    The Little League Challenger Division® Award recognizes an individual whose loyal support and inspired volunteer commitment allows mentally and physically disabled youth the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of the Little League program through participation in the Challenger Division.

    Submit Nomination

  • Volunteer

    The Little League Volunteer of the Year Award was instituted to honor individuals who give selflessly of their time and efforts for the benefits of the children in their communities. These individuals have contributed a spirited and dedicated commitment to the ideals and goals of the Little League program.

    Submit Nomination

Honors and Recognition

Little League Baseball and Softball annually recognizes those who have contributed to the betterment of the Little League program through their participation and volunteer efforts.