Little League West Region: Regional News

Friday, September 11

Little League International has announced a change to the Age Determination Date for Baseball. Details about this change including the new 2016 Age Chart can be found at: 


Tuesday, June 2
South Sunrise Little League Takes in an Angels Game!!!

Thursday, January 29
Little League Urban Initiative

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Tuesday, November 15
2017 Challenger Fun Days



The 2017 Challenger Fun Days is scheduled for May 19-21, 2017.  For more information regarding entering a team, volunteering or donating for this event you can contact Barbara Sky via email at

Friday, January 23
At the spring meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors, Bob Toigo Washington District 9 Administrator, was elected to the Board. Mr. Toigo, of Sammamish Wash., succeeds Marty Hoy, California District 25 Administrator, as the Western Region Representative.  “We are extremely grateful for Marty’s years of service on the Board,” said Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Little League International Board of Directors Chairman. “And we are excited to have Bob provide his insight and wisdom on the Board for the next four years. Both of these gentlemen have given countless hours of dedicated service to ensuring that millions of children around the world can have a wonderful Little League experience.”
Mr. Toigo, 71, has been a Little League volunteer for 44 years, serving as District Administrator for the past seven years. He has received the Western Region Assistant District Administrator of the Year award and also serves as the Washington State Little League Director and on the Northwest New League Development Committee. There are 14 local Little League programs in Mr. Toigo’s district. “I am extremely honored to represent all of our players and volunteers of the Western Region on the Little League International Board of Directors,” said Mr. Toigo. “We have a proud Little League tradition in Washington, which is the home of the Junior League Softball World Series. I am excited to bring my experiences to help create a better Little League experience for all our players, parents and volunteers.” Mr. Toigo’s hometown team of Sammamish, Eastlake Little League, represented the West Region in the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series. 

Monday, December 16
New Western Region Umpire Coordinator Named
Mark Bernstein
Mark Bernstein, a Little League volunteer umpire since 1976, has been named the new Western Region Umpire Coordinator. Bernstein, who hails from District 31 in Southern California, enthusiastically said, “It is my hope that I, with the assistance of an incredible group of dedicated volunteer instructors, a supportive Western Region staff and the staff at Williamsport, can continue to improve the quality of volunteer umpiring throughout the Western Region.” Bernstein has served in California District 31 from 1996-2010, and has served as an instructor on the Western Region level for several years. Bernstein is completing his third consecutive two-year term as the president of the Western Regional Little League Umpire Alumni Association, a non-profit association that he helped form. Mark has umpired in the 2008 Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, PA; 2002 Senior Baseball World Series in Bangor, ME; 2000 European Regional Baseball Tournament in Kutno, Poland; 1999 Western Regional Baseball Tournament in San Bernardino, CA; and the 1995 Junior Baseball Regional Tournament in Sacramento, CA. What keeps Bernstein going as a Little League volunteer after so many years? “I believe that I am making a difference. Each time I umpire or teach or work with young people, I am striving to teach those core values, through Little League, that will hopefully make each of these individual’s better adults and, ultimately, leaders of the future. It is a responsibility I take seriously,” he said.

Friday, August 12
Re-Dedication of The Western Region Headquarters Complex
WR Headquarters

The Western Region Headquarters of Little League Baseball and Softball was formally re-dedicated today in a ceremony outside the newly-refurbished administration building.  The headquarters complex, located in San Bernardino, Calif., serves as the center for 11 states, almost 4,000 teams and more than 570,000 players.  The region includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. More...



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