Coach's Box - October
Volume 4, No. 7 - October 2009
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During my first season coaching Little League, I knew the game of baseball, but I didn’t know the proper way to convey the message. I wasn’t even sure if the message I was giving was current or what the players wanted to hear.
Hitting Drills - Throw Drill
Little League Baseball Camps offer a variety of skills and drills to make a complete ballplayer. The drill we are sharing this month is one of the many drills taught at camp. The reason I selected this drill is because it’s easy to do, can be done in a backyard and it emphasizes proper hitting mechanics.
For Training and Conditioning, Try the Buddy System
Let’s face it … most Little Leaguers do not really enjoy training and conditioning. For many, conditioning is a required “exercise,” so comes before they can have fun, enjoy the excitement of game-time, bask in the camaraderie of teammates and pursue their sporting goals.
The Importance of the Power Position Phase
In fastpitch softball, the power position is one of the most talked about parts of the pitching motion. It is also one of the most misunderstood. The body moves in natural, basic patterns. Getting into and out of those patterns properly will enable you to use your body more efficiently.
You Make the Call …
Here are a couple of different scenarios that happened last season and the result of these plays.
A World of Series
You can’t see every game on ESPN. You may not see Major Leaguers, Hall of Famers, all-star broadcasters or a media contingent of hundreds. But there is one thing the other eight World Series tournaments have in common with the 2009 Little League Baseball World Series – passion for the greatest game in the land.
On Saturday, November 7, 2009, Bank of America and The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are sponsoring the “Challenger Classic.” 30 Challenger Division Little League teams from Orange County will play 2-inning, one hour games on designated diamonds on the outfield grass at Angel Stadium. The games will be at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM.