Coach's Box - October
Volume 7, No. 3 - October 2012
A Mental Game Plan for Succeeding at the 'Elite' Level
With the increase in club and travel teams in youth sports, athletes are developing advanced physical athletic skills at younger ages. However, just having superb athleticism often is not enough when it comes to moving up to the elite level of competition. If you're going to succeed at the elite level, you need the mental skills as well.
Three Little League Coaches Win PCA National Double-Goal Coach® Awards
Three Little League coaches are among the 20 national winners of PCA's 2012 Double-Goal Coach Awards.
The award - named for coaches whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports – carries a $250 prize, a trophy and mention within PCA's website, e-newsletters and media campaigns.
Video: Throwing and Catching Mechanics Drill
Two Tips From Dusty Baker
PCA National Advisory Board Member and Cincinnati Reds Manager Dusty Baker has a wealth of wisdom to share with the Little League community.
The Uncaught 3rd Strike Rule on the Small Diamond
With the 2012 Little League Baseball season behind us, it's time to discuss the uncaught third strike from an umpire's point of view. While this rule has been part of baseball on the 90-foot diamond since the 19th century it was now being introduced to the Little League level of play.