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Coach's Box - February

 Volume 4 No. 2  

February 2009 

Ask Sara


Sara Thompson, Little League International's Softball Manager, discusses current topics and answers softball-related questions in her monthly column.

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2009 Camp Dates Are Out!
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

LLB Camp Do you remember going away to camp? This summer, team up with Little League and provide your child with this same experience at one of three Little League camps.

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How to Draft for Balanced Teams
By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

PCALogo A Little League’s draft can set the tone for the whole season. As a league, you must decide what premium to place on balanced competition. Little League Double-Goal Coaches aim for balanced teams.

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Fastball and Change-Up Grips for Pitchers
By Michele Smith

MicheleSmith1This month, Olympic Softball Gold Medalist Michele Smith discribes specific tips and grips for pitchers wanting to develop a moving fastball and a well-located change-up.



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Keeping the Game Fun in the Minors
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

Jamie JoyWhen a new season opens, everyone from board members, managers, and coaches, to parents and players have re-invigorated hopes and ideas about how to keep Little League fun. Teaching the game to be fun begins in the Minor divisions.

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Stump the Umpire
By Little League International Operations Staff

First BaseThis month's question and answer explains how many bases a runner advances when an overthrow occurs.


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PCA - National Conversation on Good Coaching - Case Study No. 10
By PCA and Little League International Operations Staff

PCALogoYour child’s coach means well, and the players generally enjoy practices and games. But, midway through the season you sense the team is not meeting its potential in terms of effort and wins. You know enough about the sport to think you can help your child’s coach improve the situation.

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