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Coach's Box - March

 Volume 4 No. 3  

March 2009 

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Little League International, Baseball Factory Form Strategic Partnership
By Communications Division

LLB Camp WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 18, 2009) – Little League International announced today a strategic partnership with Baseball Factory that will provide youth players worldwide with increased player development and college placement opportunities. Little League International has named Baseball Factory as the Exclusive and Official Player Development Partner of Little League Baseball. The organizations will work together to provide Little League members with new opportunities to develop their skills and increase their success both on and off the field.

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Goin’ Camping: Children Can Sharpen Skills, Make Memories at Little League Baseball Camp
By Communications Division

LLB Camp WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 20, 2009) – When the last out of the Little League season is in the book, don’t fret thinking baseball is over. If playing baseball fires you up, why not rekindle the fun and excitement of the season by enjoying a week at Little League Summer Camp?

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Finding and Building Team Leaders
By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

PCALogoEvery team needs players who are leaders. During game action, when a coach’s voice may not be heard or heeded in time (or at all!), it helps to have players who can take charge of situations.

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Proper Leg Drive Off the Rubber
By Michele Smith

MicheleSmith1When I conduct camps and clinics around the country, I am always asked, “What can I do to get more power and energy out of my pitch?” Let me see if I can answer that question.




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Drill of the Month
By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

Jamie JoyHow many times have you gone to a practice only to see kids in long lines waiting for their turn?

This occurs too often, so here’s a drill allow you to keep more players involved.

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You Make the Call
By Little League

First BaseIf a batter-runner turned to the left after reaching first, is he/she out if tagged by the fielder?


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PCA - National Conversation on Good Coaching - Case Study #11
By PCA and Little League

PCALogoIn an intense regular season game, your child’s coach is “working” the refs for calls in an increasingly loud, aggressive manner, though without foul language or personal attacks. Your interpretation of the body language of your child’s teammates indicates to you that they are uncomfortable, and at one point your child makes eye contact with you, seemingly embarrassed by the coach’s behavior.

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