Why Play Little League Baseball?

Updated Saturday November 5, 2016 by FCLL.

Why Play Little League Baseball?

1. History. Little League Baseball pioneered the concept of youth sports when it was started by Carl Stotz in 1939 - NOTHING like it existed before. His idea and work created an organized way for kids to play adult sports.

2. International Adoption and Exposure. 2.6 MILLION players around the world are committed to playing baseball under the Little League Baseball system. When you join Four County Little League, you become part of a system that has players on SIX of the seven continents in the world. Sadly, the penguins in Antarctica don't play much baseball...yet. Greatest part? You get to watch the best teams from around the world compete on ESPN in the annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA and know you're a part of it all!

3. Safety First.  Pitch counts. Mandatory safety equipment use and management. Volunteer background checks. Mandatory concussion training. Little League Baseball has led the charge in youth sports with its ASAP Safety Program. This program ensures its youth players stay as protected as possible when they are playing the game.

4. Positive Coaching Alliance. The Little League/Positive Coaching Alliance partnership helps players learn how to win on and off the field. PCA promotes a fun, competitive environment to teach kids life lessons in teamwork, discipline, compassion and handling adversity. Players can then apply those lessons in school, jobs and their family lives.

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One of the most compelling reasons to be a part of Four County Little League is the friendships our players make. By drawing kids from the four counties that comprise Mount Airy, we have kids playing together who would have never met each other any other way - we are a melting pot through Little League baseball. 

Click here to learn more about Four County Little League players who have graduated and moved on. In some cases they continued with baseball, but in most cases, they have become productive citizens in their respective communities. Our hope is that all players who come through our ranks take away qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, and loyalty, among other characteristics, to become superior citizens.