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Coach's Box - Feb/Mar 2007

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 Volume 2 No. 2  

February-March 2007 

Use the “Good at-Bat” approach and have players hit over .400!

by al and AL

Calculating batting averages for Little Leaguers the way they do for Major Leaguers doesn’t make sense.  The only “at-bats” that count for a MLB player’s average are singles, doubles, triples and homeruns.

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Little League International Makes Change to Regulation VI (c)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 14, 2007) – Little League International has made a change, effective immediately, to Regulation VI (c) as published in the 2007 Regulations and Playing Rules for all levels of baseball as noted here.

Positive Coaching Alliance Asks: Are You Ready for Some Baseball?

By Jim Thompson

Just as we savor those four sweet words – “pitchers and catchers report…” – it’s nearly time to start another Little League season. Are you prepared?

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Bats: How to Pick ‘Em and Grip ‘Em
By Michele Smith

As the season approaches, it is that time of the year to look at purchasing new equipment. One of the questions I get asked quite often is ‘how do I know what length bat I should buy for my daughter? Here is an easy way to determine what size bat will work for your little ball players.      Read the story
Behind the Plate with Andy
By Andy Konyar

Regulation VI - PITCHERS

(c) Note 1. Intentional Walk: Before a pitch is delivered to the batter, the catcher must inform the umpire-in-chief that the defensive team wishes to give the batter an intentional base-on-balls. The umpire-in-chief waves the batter to first base.

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Check out the Equipment and Supplies Catalog for Team Awards and Mementos

Even though the season is just getting started for many leagues, now is the perfect time to start thinking about end-of-the-year team participation awards and other recognition. Managers and coaches sometimes organize this aspect their league’s year-end operations, but many times it falls to a team mom or some other adult volunteer.
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The Little League Coaches Registry -
Better Coaches -  Better Games - Better Leagues

By Scott Miller
Managers and coaches are among the most important volunteers in the Little League program. They have to know the game and they have to love working with kids. Leagues with knowledgeable, caring and concerned coaches have an advantage when it comes to making the games fun and retaining players.   Read the story


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