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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

 
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.

 
Little League® Graduates Spotlight 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class

In addition to Montoursville-native and Little League® International Board of Directors member, Mike Mussina, and his fellow Little League Hall of Excellence enshrine and New York Yankees teammate, Mariano Rivera, three other Little League graduates spotlight the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class, which was officially announced on January 22. In total, five of the six inductees in this year's Hall of Fame Class began their career in the Little League program. Read more.....

 
2019 Rules and Regulations Update

Little League International has officially announced the rule and regulation changes that will take effect in 2019.

The two most notable changes will take place in the International Tournament:

  • New tiebreaker structure in all divisions
  • New regulation establishing the number of adults in the dugout or on the field play when a tournament team has 11 or fewer eligible players

To read the full explanation and to view the additional changes, see rule and regulation changes, 2019.

 
Year-End Tax Reminders

It is each league's responsibility to submit a federal tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Any non-profit organization that does not file the proper 990 Form with the IRS for three consecutive years automatically loses its federal tax exemption resulting in the organization's income becoming taxable and contributors being unable to report their contributions as tax deductions. This year's filing deadline is February 15, 2019.

Important Notice Local League Federal Tax Exemption Status

It is also the responsibility of each league to furnish Little League Baseball® Incorporated with a copy of your league's annual financial report. This is a requirement of any league enrolled under the Little League Federal Group Tax Exemption and 501(c)(3) organizational status. There is a sample financial statement in the Little League Resource Guide and on the Little League website at LittleLeague.org/FinancialStatement to use as a guideline. Please be sure your League I.D. Number is noted on the financial statement. If you haven't already done so, please forward a copy of your league's financial statement via email to bbassett@LittleLeague.org.

 
ASAP Submission Available

Beginning this season, local leagues and districts must upload their 2019 ASAP Safety Plan; and access and update their Facility Survey (ASAP Requirement No. 8) through the Little League Data Center. Paper and email submissions of Safety Plans will no longer be accepted. The submission portal is now open for the 2019 season.

2019 ASAP Plan Submission Instructions

 
Host a MLB Pitch, Hit, Run Event

Plan ahead for 2019 and bring a piece of Major League Baseball to your Little League!

Visit www.pitchhitrun.com to learn more and reserve your spot to host a FREE event.

 
2019 World Series Dates Announced

 
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.....

 
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....

 
I Sat in My Car Instead of the Dugout

Last year was my son's first time playing baseball. I knew very little about the sport. One of his friends played Little League® the previous year, told my son it was fun, and the next thing I knew I was handing in a copy of his birth certificate, and some proof of residency. He was signed up.

My ex-wife took him to the tryouts. And, as luck would have it, he made the same team as his friend. We split duties taking our son to practices before the season started. When it was my turn, I'd drop him off, and then run some errands or stay in the car returning phone calls, texts, and emails. I'd watch a little of the practice from the car. Again, I didn't know much about baseball, but it seemed to me he was pretty good at it.

One day, there was a knock on my window. It was the coach. He asked if I was Timothy's father. I nodded. He told me that he thought my son was a natural, and that he's a pleasure to coach. I thanked him for sharing that with me. He then told me that the person who usually keeps the scorebook couldn't make the first game, and asked if I could do it. I mumbled something about not knowing much about the game, and that I'd probably have to work. Read more.....

 
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Posted Feb 4, 2017
 
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