Little League of New Orleans (LLONO), the local affiliate of Little League International®, has opened registration for the 2020 Little League baseball season.

All children ages 5-12 who reside or attend school within the LLONO boundary, which encompasses the majority of Orleans Parish, and select areas of Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes, are eligible to play with Little League of New Orleans.

The baseball season runs from March to June. Each team plays a minimum of 12 games, including playoffs, against other LLONO and district teams. Registration is open to all players who wish to participate in this city-wide recreational league, regardless of prior baseball experience. The league does not prevent players from participating in other local baseball programs. LLONO is keeping registration costs as low as possible to include all children who wish to play.

In June, the Little League® tournament season begins. Players who are ready to participate at a competitive level may be selected by coaches and the Board of Directors for all-star teams within their age bracket to compete in tournaments at the District, State and Regional levels, with the goal of participating in the televised International Little League Tournament.

In addition to players, Little League of New Orleans seeks coaches, volunteers and sponsors. For more information, boundary maps or to register, visit 504llono.org or contact LLONO President Gary Ptak at 504.655.9771.

About Little League of New Orleans

“My son has learned so much since he started playing Little League,” said Jennifer James, whose son, Aleister, has played with LLONO since 2017. “Not only is he a stronger baseball player, he has formed close relationships with boys from many different schools across the city who he would not have met without this league.”

President Gary Ptak chartered the Little League of New Orleans in 2017 as the first Little League® franchise in the City of New Orleans. Working with a team of dedicated volunteers, Ptak formed the league to provide children throughout the New Orleans area with the opportunity to participate in both recreational and competitive teams, regardless of socio-economic status. The non-profit, volunteer-run program teaches teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, baseball fundamentals, situational awareness, physical fitness and, most of all, a love of the game. Further, players will learn the Little League® core values: Character, Courage, and Loyalty.

About Little League International®

Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with millions of players and more than 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including public officials, professional athletes, award-winning artists and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports.

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