News

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International has made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel its World Series and Regional Tournaments for first time in organization history. The 2020 MLB Little League Classic Presented by GEICO Also Canceled; Event Will Return in 2021.

See Steve Keener's video address here: https://www.littleleague.org/news/little-league-cancels-2020-world-series-and-region-tournaments/

It is District 18's intention to still have a 2020 regular season along with 2020 District, Section and State tournaments.  Please note: all this is contingent on when State and Local officials will allow us to get back onto the field.

4/30/20 3pm


Little League International has revised their position and are strongly advising that all local Little League programs suspend/delay their season to not start until at least Monday, May 11, 2020. District 18 will be complying with this recommendation.  We recognize that this "pause" effects the heart of the traditional Little League season. Our leagues will continue to prepare for a fun and exciting Spring Season to ensure that we are 100% ready. This includes their commitment to maintaining the quality of our fields, grounds, buildings, and securing the equipment and uniforms needed to begin the season as soon as the pause is lifted.

 
As the situation evolves, Little League International is committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all of its 6,500 leagues in more than 84 countries.
 
Currently, Little League International is working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament and tournament eligibility for leagues and players in each of the various divisions of play. 
 
As additional information becomes available, we will continue to update this website. 
 
3/16/20 8:30pm
All District 18 Little Leagues have been instructed to POSTPONE all practices, training and events until at least April 6th. As of right now, the 2020 regular season is still on to start in early April.  Please check back here often for new updates as the Coronavirus situation changes frequently.  Any local league questions should be directed to your specific league.

3/12/20 4:45pm


With the news of the increasing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to inform you that we are taking this situation seriously.

District 18 Little League is monitoring the situation and we are advising all our member leagues to follow the guidelines set by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state’s public health department, and other county and/or local authorities including area school districts and government agencies.

We encourage all those that are actively participating in our Little League seasons – including players, volunteers, families, and fans – to follow the best practices as outlined by the CDC, which include washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (if soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer); avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Instead of shaking hands, we suggest a tip of the cap or standard "good game" greeting.

Additionally, if you or your child are ill; have a fever, cough, or respiratory condition; have a compromised immune system; are in any other group that may be at an increased risk of contracting a virus like the coronavirus; or have recently traveled to a country listed on the CDC’s Risk Assessment by Country, we encourage you or your child to notify your manager/player agent and refrain from Little League-related activities until cleared by your healthcare provider.

District 18 LL asks parents to make sure to label all their children's water bottles, hats, gloves, bats, etc. We are also asking parents and coaches to take measures to disinfect any shared equipment.

At this point, District 18 LL will look to follow guidance offered by Little League International and comply with the appropriate county and/or local authorities regarding recommendations on how to proceed with recreational and sporting activities in group environments.

We will communicate any changes and updates as they are available.

Thank you,

Frank Trenkle

District Administrator - NJ District 18 Little League

 

3/11/20 4:30pm


Congratulations to Joe Sasso!

District 18 Umpire #39