Uganda Little League Baseball







Team Photo - Williamsport August 2012

Uganda Little League Baseball

Developing Little League Baseball throughout Uganda

Serving over 15,000 children sharing about 1000 gloves, we could use your help, join us.

Supported by 303 Development Foundation Corp.

Entire First Class First time Students use tablets

Allen V R Stanley Secondary School of Math and Science for the Athletically Talented


International School Started January 28, 2013 for 50 students at Little League Complex. 

This is the most unique school in the world with students from all over Uganda.

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AVRS Secondary School facilities:

Two dorms that can hold 150 students each in eight rooms. One for boys and one for girls.
Facilities for housing teaching staff and other staff on site.
Classroom block consisting for 8 classrooms where one is set up as a video room for 100 students.
Administration building housing offices, board room, nurse's living quarters and infirmary, and a large laboratory with bench locations for 56 students.
Guest house for visitors with 6 bedrooms, 3 toilets with showers, dining room and fully equipped kitchen, and large lounge with large screen TV for meetings.

Sports facilities:

Currently 5 baseball, softball and soccer fields.
Two full size basketball courts
Three volley ball courts

To come:

Indoor arena for basketball, volley ball, badminton, wrestling, theater productions. -- Ready in 2016
Eight lane, 25 meter swimming pool for meets.                                                           -- Ready in 2017
Eight lane, 400 meter running track with soccer field.                                               -- Ready in 2017

Agriculture Program:

10 dairy cows currently, expecting to expand to 20.
Gardens planted by biology students
Fields for other crops
Matokie plantation on site
Fish Hatchery

Funds Needed for 5 teams to travel by June 2016:  ( $175,000)

Travel to Europe where Little League regional Tournaments are held every July. Winners go on to the respective World Series. The cost for air fares, visa fees, bus travel, housing and feeding comes to $35,000 per team. In 2015 we sent three teams and two went on to their respective Little League World Series. We would like to send 5 teams to Europe in 2016 since Little League refuses to let Africa (Uganda or anywhere else in Africa) host any of these tournaments.


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Read Jay Shapiro's Blog on filming baseball in Uganda at


November 2015:


We have very interesting happenings taking place in Uganda involving baseball, softball and the school. As some people may know, Major League Baseball has been running a one week program in South Africa for the last 3 or 4 years the first week of every December. This has replaced the effort MLB used to make in bringing some Africans to their three week camp in Italy each August. In any event, for the first time, two of our older players will be attending that camp. What is special about this is MLB has not seen these two players but are taking our word for it that they are amongst the best in Africa, even though they have only turned 15 recently. We have been notified that a number of Major League Baseball scouts will be at the program and they are looking to see these two players.


In regard to scouts, the Little League Complex will be hosting two scouts from the Cincinnati Reds during the early days of January. They are coming to check up on all our players at the school, including those that went to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. We have already been told the drills that they want our players to go through, including an actual game. In addition, Allen and I will be meeting with a number of teams in Nashville during the Winter Meetings taking place the week of December 6. We hope we can convince Major League Baseball to support the baseball programs we are working on with the Uganda Commissioner of Sports. While most Major League Teams operate baseball academies in the Dominican Republic, we feel that we have a better proposal for them. Everyone knows that the Major League teams cannot touch our players until they turn 16, but they may have the thought that they can then send them to their academies in the Dominican Republic. That has been suggested to us and we have shot it down. All these players speak English and they all need to go to school. With the help of Major League Baseball's Office, we could set up a lot of secondary schools as baseball academies that is also supported by Major League Teams without anyone being signed to a contract until they graduate secondary school. It is possible for the teams and Major League Baseball to take a school for young players and when they graduate they come into that team's program, so that each school becomes like an academy but allows the kids to continue their education without a contract. Since the schools in Uganda are not confined to taking students from within certain boundaries, each school can recruit players, possibly aided by their companion Major League Baseball team. The associated team could also train the coaches and have some significant control over them at the same time.

Starting on January 16, secondary school all star teams will be arriving at the Little League complex to compete for the Uganda National Championship for the S1-S2 level teams. In a year or two, we will add a National Championship tournament for S3-S4 and then S5-S6 a couple years after. This will be the first National Tournament at this level and is being run with the great assistance of the Uganda Commissioner of Sports. This will be a double elimination tournament, but no matter what happens, every team will be playing a game each of the first four days with the championship game being played on the morning of January 21. This tournament, and the eventual other two National Championship Tournaments, will always be held in January of every year.

Prior to the Championship tournament, starting on January 10, we will be running our annual coaches clinic for about 60 to 70 coaches, both new and old. We are going to concentrating on the new coaches going into the Secondary School program and our existing Little League programs. We will try and accommodate additional coaches from programs that we believe will be series in putting together a serious program.

Girls have not been left out of our program. It seems there is an International Tournament that is going to take place in British Columbia in July 2016. Ruth Hoffman, a Canadian, has come to look for players to represent Uganda in this tournament. For the first time in a couple of years, she stopped by with a couple of Canadian coaches to look at our girls. They were impressed and asked for five of them to join the National Team they are putting together. I believe before they are through, they will be taking more. Even though these girls are only 13 years of age, they are amongst the best in Uganda and it is my understanding, this Canadian tournament has no age limit. This gives you some idea as to how far behind the sport is amongst the older players in Uganda. They are also taking our coach, Allen.

At the school, we have a prior visitor who is going to be coming to Uganda for January 4 to teach a program at the school for movie making. This is a pilot program for 20 of our older students. She intends to also film the program as a possible documentary, and if it is successful, it will be a part of the school curriculum. Jennifer has visited the school three years ago and she intends to run the three week program prior to the start of classes on January 24. Hopefully, it makes to your local television station sometime in 2016.


The Trenton Thunder supplied the hats and shirts that the team wore in Poland.  The Trenton team was rooting for them to win so that they could come to the U.S. and visit the Trenton stadium and be introduced to the media and the crowd at a Trenton Thunder ball game.   Uganda would have been the first African Little League team to make it to the Little League World Series in its almost 80 year history.






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