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Jamie Joy Feature

Volume 4, No. 4  

   April  2009


Drill of the Month
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

There 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.

Coaches also are there to pick a player up when they strike out, miss a routine play or get caught in a run down. The responsibilities of a coach go far deeper then the wins and losses. It is the job of a coach to sculpt the player’s raw abilities and encourage their participation in this game we love. It is a great feeling to see a player, that two weeks ago couldn’t hold their bat the right way, hitting the ball.

Time and patience is what every coach needs in order to get the most out of their players. In the Minor Division it starts with practice and many repetitions. The nice thing about LittleLeagueCoach.org in addition to the many skills and drills offered there are practice plans available to help aid coaches unsure of what to do for practices. I am always looking for new skills and different practice ideas. If you want to share your ideas or plans with me, please, send them to jjoy@LittleLeague.org; and make sure to use LittleLeagueCoach.org to view this month’s practice plan for the Minor Division.

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