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Coach's Box - January

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 Volume 3, No. 1  

January 2008


Have a Good Drill?

This month we are posting our first favorite drill. The intent is to share some of the most popular drills being used.

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Coach ‘Em Up: Little League International Announces Details of Online Coach and Manager Resource Center

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 17, 2008) – On baseball and softball fields around the world, Little League managers and coaches are constantly trying to improve themselves as teachers, mentors and role models so they can better lead their teams. Because its volunteers are typically professionals in fields other than sports management, Little League International is intent on easing the learning curve with the creation of the Little League Baseball and Softball Online Coach and Manager Resource Center.

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The Positive Coach's New Years Resolutions
By Bob Henderson

Just in case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, Positive Coaching Alliance would like to suggest a few. In fact, here is a whole line-up of ideas.

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How do You Want to be Remembered?
By Nicholas Caringi

My experiences as a player in Little League are memories that are "priceless" to quote a popular credit card advertisement. But let's examine why.

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Andy's Myths
By Andy Konyar

Coaches, take a look at these myths and make sure you are ahead of the game.

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Fielding Ground Ball Progression for Players 5-8 Years
By al and AL

First, please recognize you are working with young players just starting out, with wide variety of different attitudes, motivation, experience and skill level.
Second, you must build safety and organization into every part of your practice.

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A Road Map for Developing Successful Pitchers              
By Michele Smith

How many times have you watched pitchers look great warming up on the sidelines only to fizzle out once they get into the pitching circle? Or, how often have you coached or witnessed pitchers who never truly reach their full potential? Becoming a great pitcher is more than the ability to achieve steadfast mechanics. Many times, as coaches, we focus on the physical game of our pitchers and forget about the mental game -- as well as all the other aspects of pitching that are of utmost importance. Let’s take a little time to talk about pitching as a whole and how to develop successful pitchers.

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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.

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