Coach's Box - December
Volume 4, No. 9 - December 2009
2010 Camp Dates Are Out!
Do you remember going away to camp? It has been a lifetime for me, but what I do remember are the vivid memories of having a great time. You can provide your players with similar experiences next summer at one of our three Little League camps.
Coaches Registry: A Great Learning Tool
Have you ever wanted to know how the Major Leaguers learned a skill? Or how Michele Smith teaches softball players a rise ball? Ever had a question about an umpire’s call?
If the answer is: Yes to any of these questions, then Little League may have just the tool for you.
Backwards Progression Drills
Philosophy: There is a lot of discussion concerning the development of thethrowing arms of today’s youth. Pitch counts have been established in the Little League program to help alleviate this problem.
You’ve probably heard the old adage pitching is just an extended form of playing catch. In reality,
and in building proper throwing and pitching mechanics for any Little League player, it is a true
statement. By playing catch correctly, a player’s upper and lower body forms a synergy to produce
an accurate and strong throw.
The Value of Players Asking Questions
One of the best ways to teach your players life lessons while striving to win – the two goals of a Little League Double-Goal Coach® – is to get them to ask questions. Many players are reluctant to do so, often because they fear admitting to a gap in knowledge will cost them playing time, or because they are embarrassed to speak up in front of their peers.
You Make the Call …
Situation 1: Runner on first base, two strikes on batter, who swings at the pitch which hits him/her. Is the batter out?
5th Annual Worldwide Challenger Jamboree Scheduled for May 2010
The 5th Annual Little League Worldwide Challenger Jamboree will be held on May 7-9, 2010 in Norfolk, VA. The Jamboree will once again be played at the Azalea Little League complex and is open to any chartered Challenger Division team worldwide. For information on how to register, as well as a registration packet, please contact Sam Ranck at challenger@LittleLeague.org. For event times and details, you can also visit the Challenger Division’s facebook page and click on the events tab.
Download the Brochure for more information.