Wednesday we shared a comment made about Little League's decision to cancel this year's Little League World Series. Below is the response from Little League International.
Little League International is saddened to see all of its league age 12-year-old boys and girls miss out on what many view as the pinnacle of their Little League experience, as well as all of those who will be aging out of their respective division this year. However, no adjustments will be made to the age restrictions at any level of the program for the 2021 season. Little League International hopes that all of its 12-year-olds, and all those who are aging out of their respective divisions, have the best opportunity to enjoy their final season of participation together through local regular season and tournament opportunities, where appropriate. Although this is an unfortunate situation that was out of Little League’s control, it would not be appropriate to have those aged-out players participate on the same field as younger players in 2021. We encourage all of those children who will age out of the Little League Baseball and Softball divisions to explore additional opportunities in our teenage divisions, and look to enjoy the Little League experience at the next level of play.