Georgia Little League

2 Southeast Region Champions for Georgia

Congratulations to Peachtree City Little League

2018 Southeast Little League Baseball Champions!

For more coverage of their World Series Journey, visit our 2018 World Series Tournament page.

Congratulations to Elbert County Little League

2018 Southeast Junior Baseball Champions!

 
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Welcome to Georgia Little League

Welcome to Little League Baseball & Softball in the great state of Georgia! Georgia has 10 Little League districts with 57 local leagues. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date with rules/regulation changes, clinic/training information, tournament news and special events.

You may contact any of the District Administrators in the state and locate a Little League program near you.

District 1

Brenton Baggett

District 2

Jeff Colwell

District 3

Horace Beaty

District 4

Linda North

District 5

Roman Jones

District 6

Vince Fernandez

District 7

Jeremy Haley

District 8

Richard Bryant

District 9

Roman Jones

District 10

Robin Scott

 
Nomar Garciaparra’s Views on Specialization

Nomar Garciaparra has added his name to the list of high-profile athletes to speak out against young athletes specializing in just one sport.

The six-time All-Star who played in the majors from 1996 to 2009 says specialization is a real problem in youth sports, and now he is working with the Los Angeles Dodgers to open new training centers. They focus on developing not just strong baseball players but great overall athletes.

As someone with deep ties to baseball, Garciaparra sees over-specialization as a problem particularly in baseball, noting the increase in injuries among young players. The rise in Tommy John surgeries among athletes between 15 and 19 years old is a major red flag, for example. Read More.....

 
Letter from Stephen D. Keener: The Times They Are A-Changin’

"Come gather round people, wherever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown."

When Bob Dylan wrote "The Times They Are a-Changin'" in the mid-1960s, we don't think he had Little League® on his mind (although his sons Jakob and Sam would play Little League Baseball® in the late 1970s), nor baseball and softball, or really youth organizations at all, yet, 55 years later, the troubadour's words ring true for us all. The times they are a-changing, and we need to be ready to embrace and lead that change. Read More....

 
Exploring the Various Divisions of Little League®

Any community, anywhere in the world can belong to Little League®. Volunteers are the fabric and substance of the program and those same people make their Little League what they want it to be.

Each year, your local league's Board of Directors decides what divisions and how many teams it will charter based on the ages and total number of players registered to play. For just $10, any Little League can add a team or create a new division in their league.

Children as young as four can begin in Little League Tee Ball. Those same children, with the support of their parents and the league's leadership, can remain in the program all the way through the age of 16 if the league chooses to charter at least one team in each division. Read More....

 
Offseason “Workout” for Coaches Focuses on Self-Evaluating, Refining Philosophy

With another exciting Little League® season behind us, the off-season can provide time for coaches to reflect, evaluate, and plan for the upcoming season. While players look to hone their skills during the off-season, coaches should also look for ways they can improve their craft.

When evaluating yourself as a coach, it should start with your coaching philosophy. Do you have a clear philosophy, did you share it with your players and team parents, and did you hold yourself accountable to your philosophy? Read more.....

 
HIt and Run Baseball - Great Format for Fall Ball!

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced "Hit and Run Baseball" on Monday, a program supporting modified forms of the game that enable players to develop their skills in a more interactive format while also promoting player health and safety.

Hit and Run Baseball is part of the Play Ball initiative, and it will serve youth leagues, tournament providers and amateur coaches with recommended game formats that can be easily applied at all levels of youth and amateur baseball. Leagues and coaches can also create their own modified rules to best suit their individual league, tournament or team needs.

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My Outburst Embarrassed Everyone

I was all fired up as I sat in the third-base bleachers behind our dugout. I didn't think the opposing manager was playing fair. My son's manager would give signs to the catcher, who would then relay what pitch to throw. The opposing manager would then yell a comment to the hitter. When our manager called a fastball, the other manager would yell "quick bat." When a change-up was called, he'd yell "keep your weight back." I watched it all game, and complained to a few other parents. They didn't seem to believe me or care. One father pointed out that manager was yelling other things like "nothing high," "protect the plate," "wait for your pitch." It didn't matter. I was convinced he was stealing signs.

In the fourth inning, their pitcher hit two straight batters. My son was up next. A fastball nicked his elbow. The opposing manager called time, and walked to the mound. When he didn't make a pitching change, I yelled, "He has to come out! That's the rule!" My wife told me to be quiet. "That's the rule!" I yelled again. The manager looked over at me before he went in the dugout. Our manager was coaching third base. He turned around, and said, "John, it's not a rule. Relax." Read More......

 
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Posted Feb 4, 2017
 
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Things to Do in October

Conduct your annual background checks on volunteers and Board members

Start working on your 2019 ASAP Plan

Find ways to get parents involved with your league

Help parents understand where the local league finances go

Help parents understand League Age and Age Determination Dates

Prepare end-of-year financials

Consider applying for a Little League Grow the Grant Program 

Use Fall Ball for Recruiting, Training, and Improving Mechanics 

Update your league's website and overall web presence

Data Center Tasks:

Charter and Insure for 2019

Update all League Officers for 2019

Review 2018 team information to ensure they are accurate

Pay outstanding balances from the 2018 season

Verify League Information and website URL

Prepare for Insurance renewal before policies expire on January 1

Learn about Combined Teams/Interleague Play Opportunities

 
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