Massillon Little League® was founded in 1951. Since then, Massillon Little League®, a volunteer-based organization, provides services to boys and girls in the greater Massillon area. Massillon is located in northeast Ohio and is a chartered member of Ohio District 4
. The district is comprised of fourteen (14) active chartered Little Leagues® from Carroll, Coshocton, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties. District 4 is part of the Central Region
. comprising districts from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The league operates under Little League®
. rules and guidelines, and has made only slight modifications to some of the local playing rules in an attempt to enhance the playing experience for our children.
The following is an excerpt from Little League®:
“From the ranks of youngsters who stand now on the morning side of the hill will come the leaders, the future strength and character of the nation”
League age is based on player's age as of April 30th.
Tee Ball 5 & 6 years old
Bantam (Machine Pitch) 7 & 8 years old
Minor League 9 & 10 years old
Little League (Majors) 11 & 12 years old
Junior League 13 & 14 years old
Senior League 15 & 16 years old
Massillon Little League® is an all-volunteer league. Many parents devote their personal time to support and operate the league. Help is always needed - if you are interested in volunteering some time, please read more on the volunteering section in handouts. A president and board of directors leads the Massillon Little League® each season. Please refer to the Board menu option for a current roster with contact information.
The boundary map for Massillon Little League® is shown in the Handouts section. Player candidates who reside within the approved boundaries are eligible to participate in Massillon Little League® youth baseball programs.
Massillon Little League® is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 16. A player's age is based on the Little League® age cutoff. An age chart is included in the handout section of the web site. The league is open to players who live within the established physical boundaries, subject to adherence to established rules and required parental support.
The Little League® Pledge
I trust in God
I love my country
and will respect its laws
I will play fair
and strive to win
But win or lose
I will always
do my best
The Little League® Parent/Volunteer Pledge
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
I will respect the decision of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.
"When you win, say nothing. When you loose, say less." - Paul Brown