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Things to Know From Little League®: January 2017 (Tue, 03 Jan 2017)
Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends. Another great resource for keeping up to date on Little League’s latest training and educational efforts is Little League University. Designed for volunteers, league and District Administrators, coaches, and parents, this free website is a wonderful portal for experiencing and learning about the Little League.
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World of Little League® Museum Announces “Show Love for Your League Month” Set for February (Wed, 11 Jan 2017)
Kicking off a month-long promotion centered on Valentine’s Day, the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store has announced its promotion of “Show Love for Your League Month,” which will run from February 1 through February 28. As part of the promotion, Little Leaguers® and friends who visit the World of Little League® Museum throughout the month of February will have the opportunity to earn 100 shoulder patches for their local league.
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The Mistake of Making Everything About Baseball (Thu, 12 Jan 2017)
It’s pretty fair to say that I’m a baseball junkie. I have been one for as long as I can remember. My Mancave is an MLB shrine with everything from autographed baseballs to pennants to rugs to cardboard cutouts of players. When I sit in my New York Yankees chair watching a game, I keep a scorebook, noting every pitch, hit, error – you name it. Lots of times my son watches the games with me. It’s a good opportunity for me to bond with him. Problem was, my obsession with baseball went far beyond my Mancave, and it ended with my son losing interest in the sport he once loved.
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Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Ernie Lewis, Former California District 4 Administrator, Past-Member of International Board of Directors (Fri, 13 Jan 2017)
Little League® International mourns the passing of Ernie Lewis, former California District 4 Administrator, who also served as a member of Little League International Board of Directors and International Advisory Board. He was 95.
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Philadelphia to Waco: Matt Rhule Continues to Share Little League® Experience (Fri, 20 Jan 2017)
Matt Rhule, who grew up playing Little League baseball in New York City with his father as the coach, has had the opportunity to share that same experience with his son, Bryant, after coaching his Little League team in Philadelphia this past year.
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One Year To Congress: Little League® International Looks Ahead at 2018 Congress in New Orleans (Fri, 20 Jan 2017)
With one year to go until the Opening Ceremonies of the 27th Little League® International Congress at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, La., Little League is looking forward to bringing volunteers from around the world together from January 19-22, 2018.
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Little League® Remembers Bud Vanderberg, International Board of Directors Member and Former Michigan 2 District Administrator (Sat, 21 Jan 2017)
Little League® International mourns the passing of Harold “Bud” Vanderberg, member of the Little League International Board of Directors, retired Michigan 2 District Administrator, and former Tournament Director of the Little League, Senior League, and Big League Softball World Series. He was 93.
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Little League® Names Angela Garcia Southwestern Region Director (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Angela Garcia, former Coordinator, Junior Competition at the United States Tennis Association (USTA), has been named Little League Southwestern Region Director.
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Little League® Looking For Coaches, Parents, and Volunteers to Share Their “Tee Ball Tales” (Thu, 26 Jan 2017)
As part of the campaign, Little League is asking parents, coaches, and other volunteers to share their “Tee Ball Tales.”
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Little League® International Welcomes Four New Members to Headquarters Staff (Fri, 27 Jan 2017)
Little League® International welcomed the addition of four new members to its headquarters staff. Embracing a variety of roles and responsibilities, these new team members play an integral role in ensuring that millions of children have a meaningful Little League experience in communities around the world.
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2017 Little League® World Series Logos Unveiled (Fri, 27 Jan 2017)
Little League® International has officially unveiled the logos that will be used for each of its seven World Series events during the 2017 Little League International Tournament games.
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Little League® Congratulates Former Little Leaguer® Brent Musburger on Retirement (Tue, 31 Jan 2017)
Little League® Baseball and Softball congratulates legendary sports broadcaster and notable Little League graduate, Brent Musburger, on an illustrious career in sports broadcasting.
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Little League® Celebrates 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Month-Long Campaign (Tue, 31 Jan 2017)
– In coordination with the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebrated on February 1, Little League® Baseball and Softball will be spending the month of February recognizing and celebrating the important role females play in Little League and the opportunities the organization provides for girls around the world.
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Greenville Little League Helps Rebuild and Heal Community Following Hurricane Matthew Tragedy (Tue, 31 Jan 2017)
In October 2016, tragedy struck the East Coast in the form of Hurricane Matthew, leaving up to 18 inches of rain across the state of North Carolina, but for Greenville Little League, it was the game of baseball that brought the community back together to rebuild.
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Little League® Eastern Region Director Don Soucy Announces Retirement; Assistant Region Director Corey Wright to be Named Director (Wed, 01 Feb 2017)
Don Soucy, Little League® Eastern Region Director, has announced his retirement after more than 25 years of service at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn.
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Things to Know From Little League®: February 2017 (Wed, 01 Feb 2017)
Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead.
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Sports And Volunteer Service is a Winning Combination (Wed, 01 Feb 2017)
My volunteer work is a cornerstone of my life. As the first woman Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, I am thrilled to give my time and energy to the world’s largest and best youth sports organization.
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2017 Little League® Rulebooks Now Available in Print and as eBooks (Mon, 06 Feb 2017)
The 2017 Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies are now available for purchase in hardcopy or as an electronic book, and there are some new things to look out for this year.
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Your Voice: Little League® Provides Answers to Your Questions (Mon, 06 Feb 2017)
Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance.
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Little League® to Travel Ball and Back Again (Tue, 07 Feb 2017)
I started my son in the Little League® Tee Ball program when he was four. I had worked with him quite a lot prior to that. I know that may sound weird working with a kid at such a young age, but his older brother played baseball, so he was always around. The sport came natural to him, and he loved it. While I wasn’t thrilled he’d be hitting off a tee because he could already hit a pitched ball, I figured we had to start somewhere, and Tee Ball was all that was available.
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