Little League Europe and Africa Region: SOFTBALL
Little League Softball® was established in 1974 and today 360,000 athletes participate on more than 24,000 softball teams in over 25 countries. Softball initially began with only two divisions, Little League® and Big League, but now offers programs for girls ages 4 through 16. Every year, local Little Leagues enroll players within their boundaries to create teams and play a regular season against neighboring communities. In June, leagues have the opportunity to select and enter all-star teams to compete in the Little League International Tournament.
Little League Softball currently operates six tournament divisions as part of the International Tournament where teams must play to advance through Country, Region and World Series tournaments. Three divisions culminate at a Softball World Series where athletes will make lasting memories, create life-long friendships, compete against the best teams from nine US and International regions and one league will be crowned World Champions. In addition to each World Series championship televised internationally, the Little League and Senior League semi-finals are also broadcasted.
Aside from teaching the sport of softball, Little League prides itself on strengthening player self-esteem, promoting teamwork and sportsmanship, and developing leaders.
Any club or team can affiliate with Little League and enjoy its many benefits. Little League is a community based program servicing local teams. It is not a national team program. Registration at Little League does not obligate teams to play in international tournament competition. Leagues/clubs can choose to participate and register for international tournament play. Many leagues/clubs, however, choose to focus on their local activities and enjoy regular season play only, under the umbrella of Little League. Either way, Little League offers many resources and benefits to clubs/teams across Europe and Africa.
Wednesday, May 3
2017 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL CLINICS
LITTLE LEAGUE UNIVERSITY - THE OFFICIAL TRAINING DESTINATION OF LITTLE LEAGUE
HOW TO AFFILIATE WITH LITTLE LEAGUE
LITTLE LEAGUE GRANT PROGRAM FOR LEAGUES IN EUROPE AND AFRICA
2017 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL EUROPE & AFRICA REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS
Click on each division for details
|Little League Softball||(10-12 year olds)||27-30 July||Kutno, Poland|
|Junior League Softball||(12-14 year olds)||20-23 July||Moergestel, Netherlands|
|Senior League Softball||(13-16 year olds)||20-23 July||Breda, Netherlands|
Winners of each division advance to 2017 Little League World Series.
Little League International provides travel to and from the three Little League Softball World Series tournaments for all three Europe & Africa regional championship teams.
2017 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES
|Little League Softball||(10-12 year olds)||9-16 August
||Portland, Oregon, USA|
|Junior League Softball||(12-14 year olds)||30 July - 5 August
||Kirkland, Washington, USA|
|Senior League Softball||(13-16 year olds)||30 July - 6 August||Lower Sussex, Delaware, USA|
2017 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENT FORMS
Umpires interested to umpire at any of the Europe and Africa Regional Tournaments are requested to follow the following application procedure:
1. Fill out a Tournament Umpire Request Form and submit it to your District Administrator by October 31.
2. Your District Administratator will approve and forward your application to Regional Director for consideration.
3. Your Regional Director will approve and forward your application to Little League International Headquarters in Williamsport, PA, USA.