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Coach's Box - November

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 Volume 3 No. 6  

November 2008 

Ask Sara

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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 2008 Big League Baseball World Series Champions thrive in team concept
By Jeff Young

WS08logo A group of talented young men put forth a great effort to make the ball club through a 12-game season. They had to battle an unusually tough cold spell in the South. They persevered and we were able to assemble a talented group that played well together. We may have passed up on some better talent, but the TEAM was the reason we won.

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Little League Coach Resource Center Website Receives Award

CoachesResourceCenter The Web Marketing Association has recognized Cramer Digital Marketing and Event Solutions with the 2008 Web Award for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development for the Little League Coach Resource Center.

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Cultivating Communication
By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

PCALogo One of the most daunting challenges for any Little League coach is getting players to communicate with each other during game action. Whether you want the shortstop to remind teammates of force opportunities and the need to look unforced runners back to their bases, or whether you want outfielders to call for flyballs, players often resist taking charge vocally.

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Hitting Fastpitch Softball
By Michele Smith

MicheleSmith1 There are many components of a good fastpitch softball swing. Let’s cover some of the essential parts you have to do right to help you become a good hitter. Remember hitting is complex, and just because you have a good swing does not mean you will have a high batting average.

 

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Hitting Drills
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

Jamie JoyHow many times have you seen a practice with one player hitting and the rest of the team picking dandelions? I have seen this happen too many times. I am going to present you with some options that will have the entire team involved rather then just one player.

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Stump the Umpire Q & A
By Little League

First Base Situation 1: The batter smashes a line drive base hit into right field but overruns first base. He/she makes no attempt to go to second. The right fielder fires the ball to the first baseman who tags the batter-runner before he/she gets back to the bag. IS HE/SHE OUT???

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PCA - National Conversation on Good Coaching - Case Study #7
By PCA and Little League

PCALogo Before your child’s game starts, you notice the opposing team looks much different than it did earlier in the season. You are certain the opponent has recruited “ringers” against league rules.

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