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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

Robbie Silas

District 7

Jeremy Haley

District 8

Richard Bryant

District 9

Roman Jones

District 10

Robin Scott

 
SafeSport - A Federally Mandated Child Safety Act

SafeSport is the program that went into effect in 2018 as a result of the Federal Government's "Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017." Reporting suspected or known child abuse is Federally Mandated.

Beginning immediately, Little League International and all local Little League programs must adhere to the following requirements from the SafeSport Act:

1- Reporting of Child Abuse, including sexual abuse involving a minor, to the proper authorities. Contact one of your state/county/local law enforcement agencies or Child Services Department within 24 hours.

• All volunteers of a local league are now mandated reporters and could face criminal charges if the league chooses to ignore, or not report to the proper authorities, any reason to suspect an act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.
• Local leagues must be aware of the proper procedures to report sexual abuse in their state. Please reference LittleLeague.org/ChildAbuse

2- Leagues must adopt a policy that prohibits retaliation on "good faith" reports of child abuse.

3- Leagues must adopt a policy that limits one-one-one contact with minors.

4- Leagues are highly encouraged to complete the Abuse Awareness training provided by USA Baseball and SafeSport.

 
All Little League® World Series Games Set to Broadcast on ESPN Networks and ESPN+
 
Fundraise With the Braves

The Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball, and Little League® are committed to growing the games of baseball and softball among today's youth. For the 2019 season, the Braves are offering the unique opportunity to fundraise for your league by selling tickets. When you fundraise with the Braves, leagues can qualify for the exclusive experience of walking around the warning track during our pregame festivities in front of the home crowd.

MLB Little League Days Contact: Travis Alston | Email | Phone: 404-614-1421

 
Braves Baseball Summer Camps

The Braves Baseball Summer Camps will be held at the following locations/dates:

June 3-7: The Weber School, Atlanta

June 10-14: Fullers Park, Marietta

June 17-21: McIntosh High School, Peachtree City

June 24-28: Frankie Allen Park, Atlanta

July 8-12: The Walker School, Marietta

July 15-19: Mount Paran School, Kennesaw

July 22-26: Mount Pisgah School, John's Creek

Camps are for ages 5-13 and include Full Instruction, Full Braves Camp Uniform, VIP Tour of SunTrust Park, Meet & Greet with Current or Alumni Player. More information available at: www.braves.com/camps.

League Partnerships are available as a league fundraiser. If interested, contact Info@BravesCamps.com or call 404-682-0709.

 
LL® Integrates SafeSport into Its Child Protection Resources

The U.S. Center for SafeSport's mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation's sports culture. All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse. Education and awareness are the most critical components to creating safe and respectful sporting environments, free of abuse and harassment.

Research the information and tools available to Parents from SafeSport and Little League Baseball, Inc.

 
Parent Confession: I Made My Kid Cry, Not Happy Tears

It was early in the season. School was still in. My son had a big game versus the other top team in our league. I am a very competitive person. My son, who was eleven at the time, isn't, and it's something I've struggled with. I always wanted him to have a little more fire in his belly. I talked about the game the entire week. I asked him each day if he was excited. He'd just give me a quick, "Yep."

We all knew who the opposing pitcher would be. I reminded my son of the pitcher's tendencies . . . starts off with two fastballs, then throws something off speed. "I know," was all my son said. I told him to keep his weight back, and after the two fastballs move up a little in the box. My son was the starting second basemen, and with our pitcher throwing a nice fastball, I told him he was likely going to get a lot of action because the other team wouldn't be able to pull his pitches. "Be sure to get your glove dirty." Read More.....

 
Our Children Become the Messages They Hear the Most

Picture the young baseball player stepping onto the mound in the final inning of the championship game. What is he thinking in that moment?

Think of the basketball player, standing on the free throw line needing to make two free throws to send the game into overtime. Is he thinking about making the shots, or worried about missing them?

Each of these athletes has a voice in his head, a voice telling him he is strong enough, he is calm enough, he is brave enough, you ARE enough for this moment.

Or, that voice may be saying something completely different. That he is not enough. That he is not prepared. That he chokes in big moments. Who determines what that voice is saying?

We do. Read more.....

 
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.....

 
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Posted Feb 4, 2017
 
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