Near West Little League Vision

NWLL aims to be an epicenter of community transformation through empowering coaches, athletes and families to be servant-leaders in and around Chicago’s Near West side.

Near West Little League Mission

We will fulfill our mission by first leading an excellent baseball program.  Our coaches will be equipped and developed with the knowledge of the game and how to mentor and develop players.  Excellence is measured not only by winning, but with developing our athletes to be people of faith, people of strong character, and people who will serve others.

 Faith- it is our conviction to show God’s love for every human being.

Character- it is our conviction that our leadership team, our coaches, our umpires, our volunteers and our athletes will be men and women of strong character.

Service- it is our conviction that those who are a part of our organization will have a spirit of serving.

We fulfill our mission by having strategic partnerships with numerous organizations such as Churches, Schools, Police Departments, Professional training centers, political entities, and financial literacy organizations… We will have resources to not only help the athlete, but also their whole family.  Every child that comes through our program will be equipped; meaning their spiritual, their emotional, and their physical needs will be met.

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 Pledge was written by Peter J. McGovern, the late president of Little League Baseball, in 1954.)