Coach's Box - October
Volume 6, No. 8 - October 2011
Indoor Softball Practice Ideas for Winter Months
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.
Making Good At-Bats for Experienced Hitters: The Mental Side
Little Leaguers work extremely hard on their hitting and their swings. They put a lot of time and effort into the mechanical side of hitting, however very few young hitters work at the mental aspects of hitting or even understand what having a hitting “approach” is all about.
Nominate Coaches for PCA's Double-Goal Coach® Award
The annual nomination period for PCA's Double-Goal Coach® Award has opened, and we hope you will nominate Little League Baseball and Softball managers and coaches, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports.
Setting Goals for Challenger Players
With preparations for the 2012 Little League season underway, now is the time to consider steps that can be taken to enhance your league's Challenger Division for the upcoming season. One tool that is used frequently by some of the most successful Challenger programs is individual goal setting. The Challenger Division, more so than any other Division of the Little League program, features players with a wide range of skills and abilities. This makes it difficult to set a general goal for a team.
Hey Blue - I have a question:
Score tied in bottom of extra inning. With the bases loaded and two outs the Pitcher walks the batter. The batter who walked, never touches first base as the runner on third base crosses home and the team rushes the field to celebrate. Before the umpires leave the field, the catcher throws the ball to the first baseman who tags the base. Does run count?