National Little League Week
May 20, 2013
June 2 – 8, 2013 marks "National Little League" week in Canada, a time to celebrate the Little League programs of baseball, softball, and Challenger in communities throughout the country. Thousands of parents and volunteers provide countless hours to ensure that the children of our communities have a safe and healthy sport to develop their physical and emotional well-being and growth, with the goal of developing our young people into great citizens.
As Little League Baseball Canada celebrates its 62nd anniversary this year, this is a time to reflect on the positives the Little League program brings to each community, to the children in the program, and to us, as citizens of our communities. It is a time, as well, to recognize the incredible number of volunteers who dedicate an almost unfathomable number of hours and resources with only one thought in mind: making the Little League program bigger and better in every way possible.
It is also a time to thank all of our supporters throughout the country, those in the business community who sponsor teams and tournaments, those in government who strive to provide us with the parks and other resources we need throughout the year and, finally, the children, who return the investment in their well-being with lots of smiles! Having fun while in the program is the only goal they need have.
Please take a moment to read the attached letter of recognition from our Prime Minister addressed to all Little League volunteers, players, and supporters.
Roy Bergerman, President
2013 National Challenger Day with the Toronto Blue Jays
April 13, 2013
Little League Baseball Canada and its travel partner, Boulevard Travel, have arranged with WestJet Airlines to offer reduced airfare for anyone who would like to attend the 2013 National Challenger Day with the Toronto Blue Jays on June 8th in Toronto. Please see the attached notice for great rates!
You can also save 15% when you book your accommodation at a Hilton property through this link: http://www.hhonors.com/LittleLeague.
National Challenger Baseball Workshop
April 12, 2013
The First Annual National Challenger Workshop is being held on June 7, 2013 in Toronto. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other passionate Challenger Baseball people from across Canada. The Workshop is intended for all interested National, Provincial, and League Coordinators.
By Gord Holder, Ottawa Citizen / January 25, 2013 3:03 PM
Bruce Campbell says there are three reasons why he has devoted so much service to Little League baseball: “I'm having fun, there are great people around me, and my wife lets me do it.”
Bat Information and New Baseball Division
January 19, 2013
Teaching For Tomorrow 2013 Clinics
January 3, 2013
Below is the schedule for the 2013 Teaching For Tomorrow clinics.
Teaching for Tomorrow - October Newsletter
October 4, 2012
Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division
October 2, 2012
The newest division of play for regular season and the International Tournament is the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division, featuring a pitching distance of 50 feet, and base paths of 70 feet. The new division provides a smoother transition from the smaller field to a standard baseball diamond, along with a venue for players ages 11-13 with more advanced skills. The Intermediate League will culminate each year of play with the Intermediate League Baseball World Series. The site for that first World Championship in the Little League Intermediate Baseball Division is Livermore, Calif. For further information, visit little League International.
Source: South Williamsport, Pa.
Friday's first game of the day brought a show down between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico with Canada winning, 13-9, in a game that featured a lot of offense.
Little League Canada Mourns Death of Founding Member
August 18, 2012
Gérard Dubé, nicknamed “The grandfather of Littlel League baseball" in Quebec, has died.
Dube was an umpire for over 50 years, including being selected to umpire the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. He was once also a scout for the Quebec ACEs of the Quebec Junior League.
Dube is remembered for helping many young people through his work in Little League, and he was also well known for helping young people get established in business.
Condolences to Gerry’s family can be offered on Saturday, August 18, 10 am to 11 pm. A funeral service at 6805 Marseille (to the South of Sherbrooke East of Langelier.) at the Church of St-Donat in Montreal.
Canadian Little Leaguers
August 12, 2012
2012 Little League Championship
August 4, 2012
2012 Minor BC Provincial Champions
July 23, 2012
Congratulations to the District 6 South Vancouver Minors for winning the 2012 BC Provincials!
Canadian Big League Champions!
July 23, 2012
The Ontario West (Windsor) team has won the 2012 Canadian Championships and are now headed to the Big League World Series in Easley, South Carolina starting on Wednesday July 25, 2012.
Please follow our Big League team as they take on the world at the official 2012 Big League World Series website.
Big League Canadian Championships Set to Begin
July 13, 2012
The BC 3 Big League team won their provincial and will travel on to the Canadian tournament in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The Big League Canadian Championships starts on July 15 and runs through to July 22.
Also participating in this tournament will be the Ontario District 2 Big League team and the Ontario District 5 Big League team.
The Saskatchewan Big League team will advance to the Canadians.
Quebec will be represented by Quebec District 2’s Valleyfield Little League.
Alberta will be represented by Alberta District 2’s East Park Little League.
The Atlantic Division will be represented by the Cape Breton Dodgers.
For more details visit the Big League Canadian Championships Official Website
Baseball Bat Resource Page
July 6, 2012
Little League International has assembled a comprehensive online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information.
USA Baseball has advised us that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has provided official notice that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 34-inch model bat and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch bats.
Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, these bats (Marucci CAT5 34-inch length and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch lengths) should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).
Positional Play - Outfield
June 4, 2012
Positional Play - Shortstop
April 30, 2012
Teaching for Tomorrow Clinic Write-Ups
April 17, 2012
Below are several write-ups from the 2012 Teaching for Tomorrow clinics.
Brampton, Calgary, Chestermere, Edmonton, Langley, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Regina, Vancouver, Victoria, Fort St. John, Saint John
Thank You Staples
March 29, 2012
Little League Baseball Canada recently hosted its first Regional Conference in Calgary, Alberta. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Staples for their generous contribution to this event. It would not have been as successful as it was without their support.
Decertification of 33-inch Reebok Vector-TLS Bat
March 27, 2012
We have been advised that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has provided official notice that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch model bat.
Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, this bat (Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch length) should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d). It should be noted that the National Federation of State High School Associations has taken similar action.
Calgary, Alberta, March 26, 2012: Delegates from Little League Baseball International and the Toronto Blue Jays, in town for the Little League Baseball Canada Regional Round Table and Conference, received the White Hat treatment at the Calgary Zoo Friday night.
Regional Conference and Road Show
March 23, 2012
CALGARY, ALBERTA, MARCH 23, 2012: Little League Baseball Canada delegates from across the country are being treated to some Stampede City hospitality this weekend. District Administrators, Umpires, Coaches and regional representatives are on hand for the first Canadian Regional Round Tables and Conference, being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Calgary, March 23rd and 24th.