Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Little League® University - Hey, Blue! - Protesting Unsportsmanlike Conduct

This month, we will explain and outline an umpire’s parameters to rule on the unsportsmanlike conduct of stealing signs that results in the disqualification of a player, coach, manager, or substitute. The situation described below is contingent on the home plate umpire discussing the penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct with both managers during the pregame plate meeting; and is applicable in all divisions of Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball®. 

How to Strengthen Your Child's Love of the Game

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Whether or not you love baseball and softball, your Little Leaguers® should. Falling in love with the game itself is the single greatest early predictor of future participation, bringing with it all the health and social-emotional benefits Little League® offers.

UNLV Coach Shan McDonald Tip - Play in the Moment

Longtime UNLV and international coach, clinician and NFCA emeriti member Shan McDonald says to play in the moment, don't let success go your head and don't let failure go to your heart in this edition of NFCA Tip Tuesday presented by Triple Crown Sports.

My Final Days of Little League®: a Father's Perspective

An exclusive animated photo
My last day of coaching Little League® is now only days away. The thought of it has been frequent in my mind the last few weeks and it kept me up last night. Not in bad way, but like other notable milestones in my boys’ lives, another chapter is closing.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Parkway Little League’s Brayden Gero Dream Moment Gains National Attention

A video of 12-year-old Brayden Gero recording the final out of the regular season for Parkway Little League has become a nationwide sensation over the last week after the Little Leaguer® struck out the final batter to earn his team a 13-11 victory and earn his first career save.
For most Little Leaguers, that moment may just seem like a great way to end the season, but for Brayden, the moment became a dream come true. Brayden was born with Down syndrome, but has never let his condition hold him back from playing the game of baseball. He has been a member of Parkway Little League since he was 5-years-old, starting in the league as a member of the Tee Ball program and has since worked his way through the ranks with his teammates and earned a spot on this year’s majors division team.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2017 LLBWS Video - Team Match-Ups Drawing

2017 LLBWS - Some great rivalry games on opening day, Thursday, August 17th

2017 LLBWS Video - Pirates President Frank Coonelly talks about the MLB Little League Classic Game in Williamsport

2017 LLBWS - Frank Coonelly is the president of the Pittsburgh Pirates. His hiring was announced by the Pirates on September 13, 2007. He replaced Kevin McClatchy who purchased the Pirates with a group of investors in 1996 and served as the CEO for the next 12 seasons.

2017 Little League Baseball® World Series Schedule Announced

US Bracket (A Photo)
International Bracket (A Photo)
A total of 137 games will once again be televised on the ESPN Family of Networks.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (June 15, 2017) – Little League® International celebrates National Little League Week (the second full week of June) with the annual Little League Baseball® World Series Luncheon. This year’s luncheon, held on June 15, featured Frank Coonelly, President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who assisted with the first-round pairings for the 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series, as well as the Team Hosts drawing for their Regional Champions for the year.