Why Little League?
To understand Little League is to appreciate why Little League is a cornerstone of different and diverse communities throughout the world.
Parents believe in Little League because they expect a fair opportunity for their child to play baseball or softball and have fun with friends.
The mission of the Little League program is not to develop exceptional ball players. In the guise of the game, the essence of Little League teaches children how to accept success and deal with failure, while learning about sportsmanship, competition and accountability.
Moms and dads can look to Little League as a vehicle to expose their children to new experiences, and allow them to build a broad foundation with compassion and respect for others as its cornerstones.
Little League would not be the largest youth sports organization in the world without parents trusting the ideals of Little League and themselves being willing to contribute as volunteers.
Whether supporting your child by getting him or her to practice and games, or volunteering as a coach, umpire, board member, or in other volunteer capacity, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends give of themselves and lead by example.
This is a call to action, and one that will serve your children now, while preparing them for the challenges that lie ahead of them as they live their lives.
Remember, Little League is about perspective, not wins and losses, because today’s Little Leaguers are tomorrow’s leaders.