California District 42 Little League: District News

Thursday, September 11
Little League® 75th Anniversary Celebrations Come to a Close at the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series



The Diamond Anniversary celebrations concluded, fittingly, on the diamond at Howard J. Lamade Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 24, prior to the start of the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Game. During the 10-day tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., just miles from where the first Little League game was played on June 6, 1939, special occasions were held to mark the Anniversary. Read More



Thursday, September 11
Looking Ahead to the Future of Little League®



As the 75th Anniversary of Little League® celebrations come to a close, Little League, and especially District 42, would like to thank all of our players, parents, volunteers, fans, alumni, and all those who helped us celebrate this year. This year has been a wonderful trip down memory lane, highlighting the great moments of the organization, but also showing why Little League is, and always will be, relevant to families and communities around the world.

In the coming month, you will see the LittleLeagueBigLegacy.com website transition into the LittleLeague.org site, and this newsletter will focus on educating, informing, and entertaining you on various topics relating to Little League. Thank you for making Little League the biggest, and best, youth sports organization in the world for the past 75 years, and the next 75 years.



Thursday, April 17
Safety Spotlight: Warm Up to Prevent Injuries



Warming Up

With Little League® practices in full swing around the nation, there are more baseball and softball gloves getting used right now than any other time of year. And in the early part of the season, it’s crucial to remember the importance of warming up, stretching and keeping young arms healthy. Click here to read more



Saturday, March 15
Make the 75th Anniversary of Little League® Part of Your Season



75th Anniversary

Little League® International has started celebrating its 75th Anniversary, and local leagues and volunteers have begun to bring that celebration home to local ball fields. We invite you to be part of the festivities. You can help combine the past and the present by assisting your league and community organize its celebrations for our 75th Anniversary. Click here to read more



Saturday, March 15
Your Voice



Since The Parent Connection was launched in October, we’ve been thrilled with how you have embraced this newsletter and we’ve received some wonderful feedback. As parents, grandparents and guardians of Little Leaguers, this is your newsletter and we encourage everyone to let us know what’s on your minds.
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Saturday, March 15
The Dangers of Steroids and Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs



Here’s an eye opener for parents, the average age that a child starts taking dietary supplements is 10.8 years old, so they would likely still be playing in the Minor division of Little League®. Taylor Hooton, a former Little Leaguer®, was a 17-year-old high school athlete from Plano, Texas.
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Saturday, November 23
Put The Brakes On Travel Ball



Little League® is so much more than baseball and softball. At our core, we are a teaching organization dedicated to providing life-lessons that help parents guide their children as they transition from youth to young adult to adult. Click here to read more.



Saturday, October 5
Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Baseball?



We hear the horror stories about kids spending nearly every week of the year playing in one particular sport; about parents spending thousands of dollars so their child can play on an "elite" traveling team; about pitchers being used so much in non-Little League play that they require surgery that used to be reserved for Major League pitchers looking to extend their careers. How much is too much? Check out the essay by President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Keener. This article was featured in the 2005 Little League World Series program. Read the entire article here...



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