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Coach's Box - Feb/March

Volume 5, No. 2 - February/March 2010

Baserunning

This drill is designed to simulate game-like situations, keeping everyone involved and moving in practice. It also provides great conditioning.

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Little League "Double Goal" Coach Course

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Sideline Suggestions (10 Things Kids Say They Don't Want Their Parents to Do)

By Darrell J. Burnett, Ph.D

Don't yell out instructions. During the game I'm trying to concentrate on what the coach says and working on what I've been practicing. It's easier for me to do my best if you save instructions and reminders for practice or just before the game.



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Coaching For Fun

By Jamie Joy, Manager of Operations

With the 2010 season upon us, I wanted to put the focus back on to the real reason we do this, the kids.

Keep this in mind when you hold your first practice, team meeting or play the first game of the season.


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Backwards Progression - One Knee Extend and Stand Drill

By Scott Grove, Little League Baseball Camp

Philosophy: There is a lot of discussion concerning the development of throwing arms of today’s children. Pitch counts have been established in the Little League program to help alleviate this problem.


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Responsible Sports Season Evaluation

By David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance

Establishing a season evaluation program is one of the most important steps you can take as a team or league to ensure you best serve your players and improve your organizational health.


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Setting Time to Stretch Is Important for Protecting Growing Muscles

By Michele Smith, Olympic Softball Champion

Children are naturally flexible, with young muscles still growing and developing, so your coaches may not think stretching is very important. But take it from two-time USA Softball Olympic Gold-Medalist Michele Smith, a proper pre- and post-workout routine can help care for the muscles that allow the players to take the field.



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You Make the Call …

By Little League Operations Department

1.Situation – With a runner on third, the pitcher starts his/her wind-up. Midway through his/her delivery…the batter steps out of the batter’s box. The surprised hurler freezes in mid-stride and holds onto the ball. IS THIS A BALK/ILLEGAL PITCH?


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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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