Harper Woods Little League (HWLL) is an instructional community youth baseball and softball league with a mission to engage the youth of our community through healthy athletic competition, to provide opportunities to learn and appreciate the sport of baseball and softball, and to encourage the development of life skills and personal character. Our objectives are to provide quality baseball and softball instruction in the fundamental aspects of the game in a safe, positive, nurturing environment, and expose young people to some of the general life lessons of being an athlete. We hope through their experience in HWLL, that our athletes will develop an appreciation for physical conditioning, healthy life choices, self-discipline, responsibility, accountability, self-esteem, pride, integrity, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Finally, and most importantly, HWLL endeavors that each player has an enjoyable and rewarding experience learning and playing baseball and softball while sharing the healthy emotional spectrum of success and failure with their team, coaches, and family.
HWLL embraces the historical pillars upon which Little League was built -Character, Courage, and Loyalty. Our organization is charged with providing every day examples of these core values. As leaders and role models, nothing is more important than that of being the example of good character to our young people. It is up to us as parents and leaders in our communities to “Be the change we hope to see.” As an organization, we have even greater responsibilities to those we serve. Other core values of our organization are Transparency, Communication, and Accountability. It is by these guiding principles that we endeavor to not only manage HWLL today, but to pass it along to the next generations of volunteer leaders who follow.
As an organization, our daily purpose is to improve the overall experience for players, parents, and coaches so as to create a culture that not only attracts player and volunteer participation, but keeps them coming back year after year
With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.