Who is District 25?



District 25 Little League is part of the Texas-East State.  Texas was split into two states, East and West, back in 2002 by Little League.  In the graphic above, the red area represents Texas-East.

Baseball Tournaments

Ever wonder how Little League International tournaments are organized?  Here are the basics:

Every league in our district runs a regular season from about March through May.  Then around June 1 they select an all-star team for the several divisions to represent their league in the International tournament.

District Level

Each league decides which baseball division in which they want to send an all-star team.  Not all leagues are represented.  In our district there could be seven teams or fewer in each division.  The District Administrator, George Hernandez, creates the tournament bracket for each division and selects a local league to host it.  The winner is awarded the title, District 25 Champions, for their respective division of baseball.  The teams have a few days break before moving on to the next level of play.

Sectional Level

Texas-East is divided up between four sections.  Our district is part of Section 3 and includes D25, D14, D16, and D15.  Each district sends their district champion to the Sectional Tournament for each division of play.  In our case, this involves four teams.  The host is decided by the Texas East State organization and rotates each year.  The winner is awarded the title, Section 3 Champions, for their respective division of baseball.  The teams have a few days break before moving on to the next level of play.

State Level

The Section 1, 2, 3, and 4 champions for each division play each other at the State level.  This is the final level of play for all divisions except Majors, Juniors, and Seniors.  The younger aged divisions can only reach this level to complete their tournament season.  The host is decided by the Texas East State organization and has been held in Tyler, Texas since 2002.  The winner is awarded the title, State Champions, for their respective division of baseball.  The teams have a few days break before moving on to the next level of play.

Regional Level

Texas-East is part of the Little League Southwestern Region.  This region was created in 2002 when Texas was split into two states.  For the Major division this level includes a state champion from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas West, Texas East, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  It is different for each division based upon participation in that age group.  For the Majors division there are eight teams competing for the right to move on to the World Series in their respective division.  The host for the Majors division is the Little League Southwestern Regional headquarters in Waco, Texas.  This tournament is when games are televised live by the Longhorn Network and ESPN.  The winner is awarded the title, Southwestern Regional Champions, in the Major division and move on to play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.  The team has only a week to prepare and travel to Williamsport.

World Series Level

The final level of play in the International Tournament is the World Series.  Eight teams from across the United States and eight teams from around the world compete.  There is a U.S. champion and an International champion that play each other for the World Championship to complete the tournament.

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