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Coach's Box - January

Little League Softball® Partners With Softball Excellence for Coaching Resources
Little League® has partnered with Softball Excellence, a coaches educational resource, which provides the ability to access online courses designed specifically for Little League Softball® managers and coaches.
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Positive Coaching Alliance Asks You to Think About Teachable Moments
As you prepare for the upcoming Little League® season, remember that “teachable moments” will have a major impact on team chemistry. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) offers a few suggestions for your consideration.

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Solid Infield Play Begins with Proper Body Positioning and Footwork
On the infield, players need to be alert and in proper fielding position prior to the pitcher delivering the ball to home plate. This fielding video offers some pointers on technique that can improve the efficiency of your team’s defense.

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Annual Background Checks Are Required for All Managers and Coaches
Dan Kirby, Little League® Vice President of Risk Management, provides a description and explanation of the Little League background check program in this video presentation. If you have additional questions, please, contact Jim Ferguson, Assistant Director of Risk Management, at: 570-326-1921, ext. 2212; or e-mail jferguson@LittleLeague.org.

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Hey! Blue – There Is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Appeal an Umpire's Call
A very confusing situation often occurs on Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® fields when a team wants to “appeal” an umpire’s ruling. Most of the confusion results from a lack of understanding on how to properly appeal a call. Here are some tips on how and when to make an appeal.

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