My son plays ice hockey and been doing so since the age of 5. Loves it and it is a great place for kids to make friends, understand team concepts, leadership and that it takes to win. Also good for parents, awesome place to network.
The dark side of little league sports is, well, ahem, people watching kids play. Seriously folks, the odds of making pro are loto-jackpot level so buy a 6/49 ticket, and yes the referees do make mistake because they're humans (stupid humans!).
Next time you go see little league soccer, baseball hockey or whatever please keep it civil. Here is a great sign in the arenas found around Chicago: