As part of the commitment of Little League® International to creating a player-centric culture, Conversations with Little Leaguers will serve as a test opportunity to identify training guidance for youth sports coaches and administrators by gathering direct feedback and insights from Little League players.
Little League International is seeking youth participants (ages 11-12) from a diverse range of locations, ethnic background, genders, socioeconomic status to participate in the first four conversations of this pilot program. This virtual sessions will last from 45 to 60 minutes. Additional information on your session will be shared directly with registered participants.
Moderated and facilitated by the Positive Coaching Alliance, these virtual sessions aim to open up an impactful conversation on race, diversity, and inclusion through sportsmanship. The session will include activities, breakout rooms, videos, and scenarios that will get the athletes talking and learning through discovery.
The learning objectives are to:
- increase awareness and understanding of cultural bias and privilege,
- explore identity and teamwork through valuing uniqueness as well as unity, and
- create a safe, welcoming team environment for all to belong.
In a conversational format, we are seeking Little Leaguers share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings about being on a Little League team and discussing how they can approach being the best teammate they can be. By speaking with their peers in the absence of their coaches or parents, we want to learn from Little Leaguers who are sharing their honest and open feedback in a safe environment. Please note that adults will be moderating all levels of the conversation. These sessions will be recorded for internal purposes only, as Little League International is committed to continuing to find innovative approaches to connect with and educate its participants on providing a welcoming, inclusive, supportive dynamic for all families and players.
If you are interested in submitting your player for consideration to participate in one of these sessions, please complete the following form. Little League International and/or Positive Coaching Alliance will contact selected individuals for participation.
Thank you for your consideration and support of Little League.
Together, we are One Team. One Little League.
Please let us know who is completing the application. If you are not the Legal Guardian or Parent, we’ll ask for that information in another section of the application.