MISSION

FOSER’s mission is to support the goals of Little League to promote the qualities of discipline, teamwork and physical well-being designed to develop successful citizens as well as an enjoyable youth athletic experience for children of all abilities. FOSER supports the development and management of local leagues by strengthening the capacity of volunteers to perform the functions necessary to run successful programs, and promoting pride, identity and belonging in community-based leagues that bind neighborhoods together over generations.

Little League® is the world’s largest organized youth sports activity and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014.  The program operates worldwide on six continents and is one of the most recognizable youth sports brands in the world. 

Little League is open to players of all skill levels and backgrounds, and no one is excluded from playing on any basis, including an inability to pay registration fees.  Little League programs provide the opportunity for kids from age 4-18 to play on fields in their home communities and with their friends and neighbors.  Many leagues include three and four generations of families who have played in the same leagues.

While many people become aware of Little League based on the tournaments that are conducted each year, culminating in World Series competitions covered by ESPN and ABC, the millions of kids who participate in local leagues depend on the thousands of volunteer adults who run the leagues and maintain the fields.  While Little League International has a small paid staff to administer the global and regional programs, Little League would not exist without the selfless commitment of its volunteers.