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Brown, Paul B.
My Season On The Brink: A Father's Seven Weeks As A Little League Manager.
St. Martin's Press (1992).

Burroughs, Jeff, and Hennessey, Tom
The Little League Team That Could-The Incredible, Often Whacky Story of the Two-Time Little League World Champions.
Bonus Books (1994).

Dickson, Paul
The Joy Of Keeping Score: How Scoring The Game Has Influenced And Enhanced The History Of Baseball.
Harvest Books (1997).

Dunow, Henry
The Way Home: Scenes from a Season, Lessons from a Lifetime
Broadway Books (2001)

Frommer, Harry
Growing Up At Bat: 50 Years of Little League Baseball.
Pharos Books (1989).

Geist, William
Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tales of Survival.
Dell Publishing (1999).

Hohenstein, Kurt
The Rules Of The Game: Simple Truths Learned from Little League.
Thomas Nelson (1996).

Martens, Rainer
Parent Guide to Little League Baseball.
Human Kinetics Publishing (1993).

Mitchell, Greg
Joy in Mudville— A Little League Memoir.
Pocket Books (2000).

Newkirk, Jay
Hey Batter! The Little League Season: A Manager's View.
H.R. PR (1996).

Van Auken, Lance, and Van Auken, Robin
Play Ball: The Story of Little League Baseball.
Penn State University Press (2001).

Want to find a youth baseball league near you? Need advice on handling an overbearing coach? Want to know who won the 1978 Little League World Series? Check out some of these links and you'll be on your way.

Youth Baseball Leagues

There are many different youth leagues. Each has its own elaborate rules and regulations. Not all leagues operate in every community, and not all age groups may be eligible. Some of the better known leagues include:

Little League Baseball, Inc.

Babe Ruth League, Inc. & Cal Ripken League

PONY League

American Legion Ball

Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc.

Super Series Baseball, Inc.

Youth Baseball Support Services

There are a number of organizations and resources devoted to helping parents, coaches, and players deal with the challenges that arise during the playing of youth sports.

Positive Coaching Alliance
Based at Stanford University, PCA believes that winning is a goal in youth sports but that there is a second, more important goal of using sports to teach life lessons through positive coaching.

National Alliance for Youth Sports
NAYS offers certification programs for coaches and administrators, orientation programs to help parents stay positive, and physical programs aimed at youth players.
A central bookselling site with several links to books on positive coaching. is a clearinghouse for individual submissions about coaching and other aspects of youth baseball.

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