Awards Program

Following two years of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Little League® Awards Program will be returning for the 2022 season with an updated, modernized structure to honor its dedicated volunteers.

Under the new structure, the previous individual volunteer recognition awards (including Volunteer, Softball Volunteer, Howard and Gail Paster Urban Initiative Volunteer, Challenger Division Volunteer, Good Sport Award, and Mom of the Year) will now be honored under a larger “Community Heroes of the Year” recognition that ties to the recently launched Little League Community Heroes Program.

Starting in 2022, volunteers who are nominated for the Community Heroes program throughout the year will also become eligible to be recognized as Community Heroes of the Year at the 2022 Little League World Series, with a varying number of individuals earning the honor each year. Under this new structure, recipients of the Community Heroes of the Year award will also be presented with a $1,000 grant to their local league/district as thank you for their dedicated efforts.


Little League Signature Awards

In addition to its local league and volunteer awards above, Little League® also recognizes those who have contributed to the betterment of the Little League program through their participation and volunteer efforts with the following signature awards.