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Coach's Box - April

 Volume 4 No. 4  

April 2009 

National Pro Fastpitch Story

Pitching on the Power Line


Pitching is a skill within itself. There are so many elements that are involved in pitching. Many young players don’t realize the importance of using their legs. A pitcher’s legs supply all the power and drive behind the ball

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Little League International, MVP Band Complete Licensing Agreement
By Communications Division

MVP PowerBand Little League International has established a multi-year licensing agreement with the MVP Band - a resistance training device that strengthens players’ arms.

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Submit Nominees for Mom of the Year and Good Sport Award Recognition
By Communications Division

LLB Corporate LogoCoaches, with the 2009 Little League season in full swing, what better time than now for you to participate in the Good Sport Award and Mom of the Year Award programs.


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Little League Baseball Camp Builds on Lessons from Little League Coach Resource Center
By Communications Division

Not sure of a rule? Need a practice plan? Want to learn a new drill to teach your players? These are all things that Little League Coaches can accomplish by visiting www.LittleLeagueCoach.org. There you will find a wealth of coaching knowledge at your fingertips and the best thing about it is that it is for free.

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The Cautionary Tale of Mark Fidrych
By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

PCALogoFor those of us who came of age in the 1970s, thoughts of innocence and experience echoed in the moment of silence before the April 15 Detroit Tigers game in tribute to the late former Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych. “The Bird,” nicknamed for his resemblance to Sesame Street's Big Bird, epitomized pre-steroid, pre-mega-contract baseball.

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Pitching in Big Games
By Michele Smith

MicheleSmith1Many coaches and athletes are aware of all the big games I have pitched in my career. Pitching is a position where you have to stay positive and be a good team leader.



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Drill of the Month
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

Jamie JoyThere is nothing more rewarding then seeing a player get their first hit, catch their first pop fly, or run around the bases and score their first run.

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You Make the Call
By Little League

First BaseIs a pitched ball ruled dead on a foul-tip?



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PCA - National Conversation on Good Coaching
By PCA and Little League Operations Department

PCALogoYour child’s coach, whom you respect, approaches you for a private conversation after practice. Coach explains that your child, although a star player, is harming the team by overly influencing the game and calling for the ball too much. You think your child’s team plays well together, wins, and does not seem to mind the leadership your child exerts.

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Umpcoming Events

Little League International to Host 2009 Sixth Annual Urban Initiative Jamboree
May 22 – May 25, 2009

Fourth Annual World Challenger Jamboree – Virginia Beach, VA
May 8 – May 10, 2009

Little League Challenger Day – Arizona State University
May 16, 2009

2009 Western Region Challenger Jamboree – Dublin, CA
May 22 – 24, 2009


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