About District 4
Our Mission Statement
District 4 and all Little Leagues under its jurisdiction aspire to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience, in which every athlete:
- Is coached using the principles of the Little League Double-Goal Coach
- Has fun playing the game
- Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance
- Learns “life lessons” that have value beyond the playing field
- Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player
We recognize coaches most directly make this possible, so we provide all coaches with the tools to succeed as Little League Double-Goal Coaches. We are committed to creating a culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve our mission.
Our Vision Statement
District 4 Little League aspires to be the premier Little League in Massachusetts. All Little Leagues in the district through volunteer commitment and community spirit will provide and perpetuate a quality recreational environment for the youth and families of our community.
District 4 Little League encompasses 17 leagues, 9 leagues in the city and 8 in the neighboring towns of Holden, Clinton, Boylston, West Boylston, Paxton, Rutland, Berlin, and Sterling. We have over 4,200 children ages 4-16 playing baseball and softball. This includes our 2 district programs the Challenger division for our physically and emotionally challenged children and our Senior Softball Program. This coming season we are looking to expand to the 50-70 baseball division. This division will allow our 13 yr. olds an opportunity to play in a competitive division while learning to adjust to a larger diamond. We are very excited about being able to expand our program for these players.
How is Little League different from other athletic organizations? Everyone involved in the local league is a Volunteer from the president down to the grounds crew. All volunteer their time, effort and expertise to offer our children the best baseball/softball experience possible. When I speak to parents at Opening Day Ceremonies I always include this statement regarding a pay raise for the president: “This year I am giving all presidents a 200% pay raise for all they do-of course when you do the math 200% of $0.00 is still $0.00. Parents realize that all money raised goes back to the program to cover all the costs of running the league from uniforms, to baseballs/softballs, equipment, dirt to groom the fields, etc. When the president comes to you and asks you to help please take a moment to think about volunteering. It’s easy to say I don’t have the time but you will never get a more rewarding experience in your life then working with these children and watching them develop from a diamond in the rough to an All-Star.
The friends you and your child make along the way as well as the memories you have will stay with you forever. Grown men will see my husband at a game, or at the barbershop, you never know where and will immediately start talking about their time in Little League and reminisce about games and players on their team. What other opportunities are available, Becoming a team parent assisting the manager making phone calls, Helping with Field Maintenance, Becoming a League Officer, Helping with registration, Umpiring, Helping in the Concession Stand there is a place for everyone!