Little League Eastern Region Headquarters: Welcome

Welcome to the Eastern Region Headquarters Website!

335 Mix Street
Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Phone: (860) 585-4730
Fax: (860) 585-4734

Wednesday, February 1
Little League Eastern Region Director Don Soucy Announces Retirement, Assistant Region Director Corey Wright to be Named Director

Don Soucy, Little League® Eastern Region Director, has announced his retirement after more than 25 years of service at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn.

"Don has been an exemplary Little League Eastern Region Director and our program has benefited greatly from his leadership. I know he's looking forward to enjoying a well-deserved retirement with his family," said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. "We have the utmost confidence in Corey Wright as he assumes the Region's leadership role and anticipate a very bright future under his direction.”

Starting February 1, Mr. Soucy will take on a role as a Senior Advisor for the Eastern Region until his official retirement in June, and Assistant Region Director Corey Wright will be named the new Eastern Region Director.

“There is not a person on the complex that doesn’t know who Don is and when the teams come into Bristol, they know who he is,” said Mr. Wright. “He’s very well respected within the community, not only in the Little League family, but overall. His impact will be forever felt.”

Don Soucy

Mr. Soucy has served as the Eastern Region Director since 1991 where he has been a vital role in the construction and operation of the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center, the development of more than 2,000 leagues across 11 states in the Eastern Region, and the training, education, and mentoring of dedicated coaches and volunteers for more than 25 years.

“I can’t think of two weeks out of 25 years that I got up in the morning and said I really don’t want to go to work every day,” said Mr. Soucy. “I love going to work. I love Little League. But it’s time to pass the torch, and I know that Corey will do a fantastic job leading this region and assisting our great volunteers.”

During his tenure working as Eastern Region Director, Mr. Soucy has been named to the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors, served as the Bristol Hospital Corporator, a member of the Bristol Historical Society, Board of Directors of the Bristol Exchange Club, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Along with his dedicated efforts to the members of the Little League program and the city of Bristol, Mr. Soucy has established a strong relationship with the Bristol Parks and Recreation department with Little League’s partial funding of the construction of The Malone Pool, which offers high school swim teams an indoor pool for practice and swim meets.

Of all his accomplishments during his time in Bristol, Mr. Soucy takes the greatest pleasure in knowing that the vast majority of the Giamatti Center’s part-time summer personnel have entered into successful careers of their own as CPAs, doctors, lawyers, policemen, television executives, managing editors, investment bankers, teachers, real estate agents, business owners, and more.

“I have to give it to the volunteers, they were the team,” said Mr. Soucy. “We have had wonderful young people that have worked for us over the years, and I think that is my greatest bit of pride. I believe that the Little League culture that they were exposed to on a daily basis helped them understand the importance of community spirit and they carried that through their college years and into their adult and family lives.”

Corey Wright

A native of South Williamsport, Mr. Wright began his Little League career in 1991 as a junior in high school when he served as a coach and Assistant Director for Little League Baseball summer camps before being hired in 2000 by Mr. Soucy to serve as the Assistant Eastern Region Director in Bristol.

“It’s truly an honor to be given the opportunity to become the new Eastern Region Director of Little League Baseball and Softball,” said Mr. Wright. “I have sincerely enjoyed my employment with Little League over the past 16 years as the Assistant Director and have grown professionally under the tutelage of Don Soucy. I am extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn and work with Don in the operation of the Eastern Region, and I look forward to continuing our work in support of the great local league efforts throughout our region.”

Along with his daily responsibilities in Bristol, Mr. Wright has served as a dedicated mentor and resource for local leagues and districts throughout the Eastern Region. Prior to his position at the Giamatti Center, Mr. Wright served as a mathematics teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Williamsport from August 1997 to 2000. He graduated from Clarion (Pa.) University with a degree in education in 1996.

“I very much look forward in continuing to work alongside a great staff and the tremendous amount of volunteers within the districts and local leagues,” added Mr. Wright. “I am excited for what lies ahead and remain committed to the outstanding future of this great program.” 


Wednesday, January 4
2017 East Region Umpire Clinic

As part of Little League Baseball and Softball's commitment to training the volunteers of the world, the East Region will again hold its ever-popular Umpire Clinic. Once again, Eastern Region Umpire-in-Chief, Frank Policano and Assistant Umpire-in-Chief, Mike Lantiere will conduct the one-day seminar.  Emphasis will be placed on new rule changes and the proper interpretation of all other rules.  Also to be covered will be umpire positions, techniques and many other very important points of interest.

Each registrant will receive a packet upon arrival to the clinic.  This packet will contain 2017 Little League Baseball and Softball rulebooks, the Umpire Manual, and "Making the Right Call."  This clinic is open to all levels of umpires.  Whether you are just starting out or you've been umpiring for years, this clinic will offer you information to aid your performance on the field.

The administration will reserve the right to limit attendance in order to preserve the integrity of the seminar.  Early registration for the popular, mid-winter event is strongly recommended.

LOCATION A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center
335 Mix Street, Bristol, CT, 06010

DATE Saturday, February 11, 2017
FEE $50 per person (includes materials, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch)

Wednesday, January 4
2017 East Region Umpire School

Umpire School attendees will be evaluated for possible umpire assignment to a future Little League Regional or World Series event. In 2017, only 1 Umpire School will be held – sign up today!

Umpires play an exciting, decisive and challenging role within Little League and they are vitally important to the success of every Little League organization. Though the responsibility of being an umpire is challenging, the personal rewards, friendships and experience can be very satisfying.

Working toward the continuing goal of providing outstanding leadership for the millions of youngsters participating in its program, Little League makes it possible for the umpires of local leagues to participate in training schools operated by Little League Baseball & Softball. The Eastern Region Umpire School, which operates as a non-profit function of Little League, will be taught at the Eastern Region Headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

The school is one of the essential phases of the overall Adult Leadership Training service through which thousands of volunteers have benefited. Playing rules and regulations are discussed in the morning classroom meetings and actual or simulated game experience is provided for every umpire each day.


LOCATION A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center
335 Mix Street, Bristol, CT, 06010

DATE March 15-19, 2017
FEE $250 per person (includes lodging, meals, instructional materials, testing, and critique sessions)

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