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Coach's Box - December

Volume 5, No. 8 - December 2010

Hitting: Let the Ball Travel

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This Month's Video tip is presented by Baseball Factory.

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Little League "Double Goal" Coach Course

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Little League Baseball Camp, Baseball Factory Team Up to Expand Education, Training Benefits

By Little League Communications Division

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.

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One Knee Throwing Drills for Softball Pitchers

By Michele Smith, Two-Time Olympic Champion

One-Knee Throwing
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.

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San Francisco Giants' World Series Win Is a Victory for Little League Coaches

By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

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.

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Little League Baseball Camp Speed Training

By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

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...

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Stump the Ump

By Operations Department

MYTH #11 - "The batter backed out of the box as the pitch was coming to the plate. That's an automatic strike."

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