LITTLE LEAGUE WORLDWIDE
Little League was first chartered in Canada in 1951 and was the first International Little League charter ever granted. Little League Baseball involves more than three million youth worldwide in over 100 countries. It is the largest amateur volunteer sport organization in the world. Visit Little League International for more information.
Volunteers give their time to provide a healthy and wholesome, family oriented activity for the children of their community. Little League Canada has only two full time employees. The managers, coaches, umpires, league administrators, etc. are all volunteers from within the Canadian Community.
For the first time in the game’s 14-year history, the Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game at the Little League Baseball® World Series will feature an international competition. Teams from Clinton Valley Little League from Clinton Township, Mich., just north of Detroit, and Little Mountain Little League from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada will take the field for the 2014 game. It is the first time a team from outside the United States will play at the annual event held at Volunteer Stadium on the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23.
Thank You From Antigonish Challenger Baseball
March 5, 2014 ·
On Saturday, March 1, 2014 Antigonish Challenger Baseball was named the winner of the Win 4 Kids $37,000 National Grant through the GoodLife Kids Foundation. This money will be used to develop and sustain Antigonish Challenger Baseball for years to come and also help grow Challenger Baseball across Nova Scotia. “We would like to thank everyone for their votes and support,” said Randy Crouse, President of Antigonish Challenger League. “Our program obtained 33% of the total votes worldwide during the contest. That percentage would not have been possible without the support of numerous individuals and groups. Thank you once again!”
Pitfalls to Avoid as a Coach
February 18, 2014 ·
For the February and March newsletters, I will be using an excellent article that was written by Rick Johnston. Rick and Mike McCarthy are the co-founders of The Baseball Zone located in Mississauga, Ontario. So much of what is mentioned in the article is the foundation of the Teaching for Tomorrow education program of Little League Canada.