From Practice Plans to Hydration: Five Tools to Make 2015 Your Best Season Ever
It’s that time of year when Little League® coaches are starting to look forward to a new season with new players and the opportunity to make more memories. As a Little League volunteer, there are a lot of special offers and resources available to you that can enhance the season for both you and your players. Here are five things you need to know about before the cleats hit the infield this year.
- The Coaches Resource Center
The Coaches Resource Center (CRC) is a must-use tool for all Little League coaches. This free, online educational tool features countless videos and instructional features to help you develop practice plans and have a smooth, fun Little League season, regardless of whether this is your first season as a coach, or if you’re a seasoned veteran. Included on the CRC are new videos from SKLZ, a preferred training partner of Little League Baseball and Softball. Visit LittleLeagueCoach.org to take advantage of all the CRC has to offer!
- Coaches Toolkit
With tailored packages for Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® coaches, the Little League Coaches Toolkit offers a 2015 Rulebook, the Little League Official E-rules, coaching resources, and more, all for a discounted price of $35. And, coaches can choose to add SKLZ Softhands Field Trainer & SKLZ Training Cards for a total of $42. The Coaches Toolkits are available on LittleLeagueStore.net.
- Gatorade Hydration Pack
A special offer to League Presidents from Gatorade, the official sports beverage of Little League Baseball and Softball, the Gatorade Hydration Pack is an essential part of any Little League dugout. For $35, you will get a 5-gallon rolling cooler and 48 bottles of 12-ounce Gatorade Thirst Quencher. You’ll also get coupons for Gatorade products. League Presidents must make the order. Click here to learn more and send the request for a Gatorade Hydration Pack. Supplies are limited.
- Tee Ball Plan
Just about everyone’s Little League career starts at Tee Ball, as players and coaches. Even if you’re not coaching Tee Ball this year, the 10-week Little League Tee Ball program is a ready-to-use plan that focuses on fun, fitness, and fundamentals. Available for free on LittleLeague.org, the plan includes drills that can be used at many levels of Little League to not only enhance the skills of your players, but also have fun while you’re practicing.
- Softball Excellence Partnership
Founded by one of the foremost softball experts, Cindy Bristow, Softball Excellence has some of the best tools for coaches at all levels of the game. In 2014, Little League partnered with Softball Excellence to create a special line of courses developed specifically for Little League Softball coaches. The seven, online seminars each cover 11 game aspects, and are available at LittleLeague.org/SoftballExcellence.