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Coach's Box - December

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 Volume 3 No. 7  

December 2008 

Ask Sara


Little League International is pleased to present a new column to the Coach’s Box. Ask Sara is a forum for softball fans, coaches, players and enthusiasts. This column will answer questions and present current news about the Little League Softball program.

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The Summer of 2008: One That I Will Never Forget
By Timo Donahue

The story of the 2008 Little League Baseball World Series Champions as told by Timo Donahue, Manager, Wiapio Little League.



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Get to Know Opposing Coaches Before the Game
By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

PCALogo A great way to ensure a positive environment for Little Leaguers is to get to know opposing coaches. It's easy to get caught up in pre-game preparation and to not make time to introduce yourself to opposing coaches, but this is a great opportunity lost. Shaking hands and talking to your opponent sets a strong, positive tone for players and their parents to follow.

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A Road Map for Developing Successful Pitchers
By Michele Smith

MicheleSmith1 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?



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Take Advantage of LittleLeagueCoach.org
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

Jamie JoyHaving coached in all divisions of Little League Baseball, from Tee Ball to Big League, I’ve seen many different skill levels. I have coached children with limited abilities, and have had players so good that they’ve helped me more then I’ve taught them. The same goes for fellow coaches … some were experienced and others were beginners. One thing is certain, you can never stop learning.

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Stump the Umpire Q & A
By Little League

First Base Batter ducks, ball strikes bat
Q. While the batter is moving away from a high, inside pitch, the ball accidentally hits the bat. The result is an easy tap down the first base line.

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PCA - National Conversation on Good Coaching - Case Study #8
By PCA and Little League

PCALogo The league your 10-year-old plays in does not award participation trophies, but some team’s coaches buy trophies and distribute them to their players. Your child is not on one of those teams.

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