In the latest issue: Reid Ryan is President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros, and son of Hall of Famer and Little League® Hall of Excellence enshrinee, Nolan Ryan. Recently Mr. Ryan spoke with Little League about how his father pulled a few strings for him and his Little League friends, playing in the same Little League as his father, and how Little Leaguers® can learn from adversity.
Also: League finances, Little League gift-giving, Tee-Ball Tuesdays, and Teenage Divisions.
Little League® has updated its Rules, Regulations, and Polices for the 2017 season. Please review the adjustments and become familiar with the changes and revisions to the guidelines that govern the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® programs.
In an effort to promote sportsmanship and increase the pace of play, Little League® has announced new rule and regulation changes to take effect in 2017.
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As part of the new rule changes, Little League has modified the residency document requirements into three categories in order to prove a residence. Beginning immediately, residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2016 (previous year) and February 1, 2017 (current year), from one or more documents from each of the three Groups outlined in the 2017 Rulebook. Also, a school report card or progress report may no longer be used as a School Enrollment Eligibility document. Players who established a residence or school attendance for regular season and/or tournament prior to the 2016-2017 season using the Player Verification Form, and can produce the form with proper proofs and signatures, will be grandfathered and will NOT need to complete a new Player Verification Form. Read More.
Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click below to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.