About Us

Maryland District 2 (MD-2) Little League Baseball, Softball and Challenger programs are located in Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard and Baltimore Counties in Maryland. We offer Little League BASEBALL and SOFTBALL along with CHALLENGER for 4 to 16 year olds. For 2019, MD-2 consists of more than 3,500 players, 275+ Teams across 10 different Leagues in Central Maryland. These Little Leagues include Brunswick, East Frederick, Frederick National, Frederick American, Montgomery County Upper (Germantown), Montgomery County Lower (Bethesda/Silver Spring), Mountain Valley, Four County, Thurmont and Frederick County Challenger Division. 

MD-2 is run by our District Administrator (D.A.) (Tony Russo). Mr. Russo is an experienced volunteer of nearly 4 decades and elected by the constituent leagues to counsel, direct, and provide leadership in the policies and rules of the Little League program and to serve as liaison between the leagues and the Regional Director. At the present time, there are 10 Assistant District Administrators (ADA's) who equally support baseball and softball operations throughout the year. 

During the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans this January, Little League Baseball and Softball tasked District Administrators (D.A.), its most important volunteer constituents, with reinforcing the “District Administrator Standards for Exceptional Leadership and Volunteer Service.” 

Constructed around eight tenets that have been approved by the Little League International Board of Directors, and that have been the foundation of the D.A. role for decades, the D.A. Standards explain how these committed volunteers can improve service to their communities. The tenets provide additional guidance and support for D.A.s, as they strive to enhance their support of local Little League programs around the world and create a foundation that will continue to strengthen Little League’s District leadership. 

The eight tenets that create the foundation for the D.A. Standards are:  

1. District Organizational Structure 
2. Communications and Responsiveness
3. Meetings 
4. Education 
5. League Reporting/Monitoring
6. Management of the International Tournament 
7. Financial 
8. A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) 

“There may be no greater volunteer commitment to Little League than that of being a District Administrator,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “These standards, which have been approved by our Board of Directors, have been created to ensure that our district staff is able to provide the highest level of service to parents, players, and volunteers.”  

The D.A. Standards focus on three primary goals:  

1. To continue to enhance the service to local Little League programs, communities, volunteers, and families through the District Administrator. 
2. To identify areas of improvement needed for not only individual District Administrators, but the district level as a whole. 
3. To work with District Administrators to overcome deficiencies with concentrated improvement strategies, or deem those unwilling to remediate ineligible for the position. 

“While many of our D.A.s already excel at these standards, this presentation helps provide new D.A.s, and those D.A.s who are looking to further improve in certain areas, with ample resources and a comprehensive approach to servicing local leagues,” said Patrick W. Wilson, Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development. “These standards, combined with the additional resources provided through New District Administrator Training and the educational tools available on Little League University, will continue to allow our District staffs to provide the best possible guidance for our local leagues.” 

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League and after completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

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Maryland District 2 Little League Baseball & Softball

Tony Russo, District Administrator, Maryland District 2 Little League Baseball and Softball

Email: [email protected]