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Coach's Box - January

Volume 5, No. 1 - January 2010

Basic Pitching Drills

Pitching drills are important to break down your pitching motion and work on the correct pitching mechanics.

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Little League "Double Goal" Coach Course

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Little League Baseball Camp Batting Tips

By Scott Grove, Little League Baseball Camp

Little League Baseball Camp is a wonderful experience for children of all skill levels. This month we are focusing on hitting and the use of a batting tee through two drills.


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A Coach’s Letter to Parents

By Darrell J. Burnett, Ph.D.

Here are some hints on how to make this a fun season, with lots of positive memories for your kids and your family.




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Indoor Softball Practice Ideas for Winter Months

By Michele Smith, Olympic Gold Medalists

One of the questions I hear often is “how to train for softball during the winter months?” Here are a couple of ideas to keep you fit, in form, and having fun while working on your softball game. Enjoy.




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Preparing for the Upcoming Season

By Dave Miramontes, MVP Band

These days, preparation for an upcoming baseball season is not as simple as playing catch or taking a few swings in the cage. Regardless of the level of play, one must first think about developing their fitness levels before focusing on sport-specific skills.

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The Positive Coach's New Years Resolutions

By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

Just in case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, Positive Coaching Alliance would like to suggest a few. In fact, here is a whole line-up of ideas.


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You Make the Call …

By Little League Operations Department

MYTH - “Half of the batter’s foot was outside the box when he/she hit the ball. He/she’s out.”



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Interested in starting a Softball, Challenger or Urban Intiative League?

View the applicable brochure below for more information.

Softball Brochure

Challenger Brochure

Urban Intiative Brochure


Michele Smith Softball Clinic

When: March 7, Giamatti Center (LL East), Bristol, CT

Little League® and two-time Olympic Gold-medalist Michele Smith are teaming up to bring Little League Softball managers and coaches an EXCLUSIVE one-day clinic covering all aspects of the sport. Michele, one of the greatest players in the game’s history, will provide training tips, skills, drills and more, sharing with you the experience she’s gained from playing softball at the highest levels all over the world.

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5th Annual Worldwide Challenger Jamboree Scheduled for May 2010

When: May 7-9, Norfolk, VA

The 5th Annual Little League Worldwide Challenger Jamboree will be held on May 7-9, in Norfolk, VA. The Jamboree will once again be played at the Azalea Little League complex and is open to any chartered Challenger Division team worldwide. For information on how to register, as well as a registration packet, please contact Sam Ranck at challenger@LittleLeague.org. For event times and details, you can also visit the Challenger Division’s facebook page and click on the events tab.

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