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Feature Story 2

Volume 4, No. 4  

   April  2009


Little League Baseball Camp Highlights: 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.

This month the Coach Resource Center is being powered by Little League Baseball Camp. This month we are featuring a video about getting hit by a pitch located under Rules of the Game. When is it a strike? When do you award the batter first base?

Normally, if a pitched ball hits the batter, the batter is awarded first base. Here are some situations when this is not the case. Remember, the hands are not part of the bat. If the ball hits the batter when the ball is in the strike zone, it is instead called a strike, and the ball is dead. This happens when a batter squares around to bunt, part of his or her body is in the strike zone and the ball hits that part of the body. If the batter swings at a pitch and the ball hits the batter, the ball is dead and is called a strike. If a pitched ball hits the batter in the hand and the batter did not swing at the ball, and the ball was not in the strike zone then the batter is awarded first base.

When you visit the Coach Resource Center you will see many skills that will be taught at Little League Baseball Camps. For more information on Little League Baseball Camps please visit: http://www.littleleague.org/Learn_More/About_Our_Organization/Baseball_Camps.htm

Please make sure to visit LittleLeagueCoach.org to watch the video about being hit by a pitch.


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