New Little League Tee Ball Program Designed to Promote Activity, Fun and Fitness While Teaching Fundamentals
Children as young as four years of age are eligible to play Little League, beginning with Tee Ball. Little League International has created a new program for Tee Ball-age players (ages 4-6); and their parents or guardians, that is specifically designed to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball and softball that is grounded in fundamentals, fitness and having fun.
The Little League® Tee Ball program is a 10-week plan that features structured learning highlighted by one practice and one game per week. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity.
Little League® Baseball and Softball has launched the online destination of its new training and education platform, Little League University. LittleLeagueU.org is designed to transform the way volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents experience learning about the Little League program.
LittleLeagueU.org connects volunteers to engaging training videos and informative how-to articles, designed to educate users on the best practices for operating and enjoying a successful local Little League. The content on LittleLeagueU.org will be updated consistently throughout the year to ensure that all volunteers have the information they need on relevant topics.
“People want to learn, and do so in a variety of ways,” said Nick Caringi, Little League Senior Director of Operations and Education. “It is our intention through Little League University to give our volunteers the opportunity to become immersed in the program. Whether it be through viewing a video presentation, reviewing a printed article or document, or watching a PowerPoint presentation, we welcome everyone to visit and explore this unique learning environment.”
The dedicated, user-friendly portal features customized instruction, an assortment of practice plans for all facets of the program, including District Administrators, League Presidents and local board members, umpires, coaches, and parents. The new website builds on the success of the Coaches Resource Center and Umpire Resource Center that were launched in 2008. LittleLeagueU.org will replace these two websites, providing a one-stop online experience for all Little League volunteers and parents to receive training and educational materials.
For questions or comments about Little League University, email Little League at LLU@LittleLeague.org.