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Coach's Box - January

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 Volume 4 No. 1  

January 2009 

Ask Sara


Little League International is pleased to present a new column to the Coach’s Box. Ask Sara is a forum for softball fans, coaches, players and enthusiasts. This column will answer questions and present current news about the Little League Softball program.

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Hit the Road! Little League Road Show Is Coming to a Town Near You
By Communications Division

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 14, 2009) – The “Little League Road Show,” a training and education component of Little League Baseball and Softball, is gearing up for another year, and will again team with local volunteers to provide education and support to its chartered leagues through a series of clinics and seminars.

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2009 Camp Dates are out!
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

LLB Camp 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. Why not team up with Little League this summer and provide your son with this same experience at one of our three Little Leagues camps.

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Tips on Establishing a Coach-Parent Partnership
By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

PCALogo Little League Double-Goal Coaches®, who strive to win on the scoreboard while teaching life lessons, need cooperation from players’ parents to create a positive, character-building environment. Just as coaches have the “Second Goal” of teaching life lessons through sports, we encourage “Second Goal” parenting, where parents focus on helping their children take life lessons from baseball and softball.

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Proper Stretching and Warm-Up Routines are Vital in Avoiding Injury
By Michele Smith

MicheleSmith1 Children are naturally flexible. With young muscles still growing and developing, coaches may not think stretching is very important. Take it from two-time USA Softball Olympic Gold-Medalist Michele Smith, a proper pre- and post-workout routine can help care for the muscles that allow the players to take the field.



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Were Talking about Practice
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

Jamie JoyYou have heard it over and over … “Practice makes perfect,” but, what about fun?

Fun can be organized, challenging and able to bring a community together for a common goal.

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Stump the Umpire Q & A
By Little League

First Base MYTH #3: “The catch was made on the outfield grass ump, that’s not an Infield Fly.”


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PCA - National Conversation on Good Coaching - Case Study #9
By PCA and Little League

PCALogoWhile watching sports on TV with your child, you see coverage of an incident, such as any of those listed in Positive Coaching Alliance’s Bottom 10 Moments in Sports or Top 10 Moments in Sports. Realizing that this is a “teachable moment,” how do you react?

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