Coach's Box - December
Volume 5, No. 8 - December 2010
Little League Baseball Camp, Baseball Factory Team Up to Expand Education, Training Benefits
To cap the regular season and get their summer off to a running start, Little League International is enhancing its Little League Baseball Camp program through its partnership with The Baseball Factory.
One Knee Throwing Drills for Softball Pitchers
Purpose – To practice basic upper body throwing mechanics.
Equipment – safety ball or tennis ball
Number of players – two players; or can be done alone against a wall.
Number of repetitions – 20 reps for two (2) sets
Allocated Time – Five (5) minutes
Parent-friendly drill - Can be practiced with parent.
San Francisco Giants' World Series Win Is a Victory for Little League Coaches
The San Francisco Giants' World Series win under Manager Bruce Bochy is a victory for Little League Baseball and Softball managers and coaches, who can use the occasion to learn and teach many lessons on the meaning of team. All 25 Giants players, as well as management, pulled together in the same direction.
Little League Baseball Camp Speed Training
Hitting, fielding, groundballs, fly balls, soft toss, bunting and cage work are all common terms and practice routines in coaching circles, but how does a coach develop a player's speed? I think most coaches or managers assume that their players have all the skills they need to be successful in the speed...
Stump the Ump
MYTH #11 - "The batter backed out of the box as the pitch was coming to the plate. That's an automatic strike."