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Coach's Box - Feb 2006

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 Volume I, No. 2

February 2006 

Ask Harold...
Harold Reynolds

How do I improve my fielding skills?
The great thing about baseball is that no matter where you live – in the cold of Minnesota, or the heat of Arizona – you can still work on your game, without needing anyone else to help you out. Just play “wall ball.”

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Head Coach of USA Baseball’s National Team Says Little League Sets the Right Example for Players and Coaches
From his humble baseball beginnings as a Little Leaguer in New Hampshire, to his recent appointment as head coach of the 2006 USA Baseball National Team, Tim Corbin remains steadfast in his belief that to learn the fundamentals of baseball you must keep the game fun.
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Yankees’ Mike Mussina Speaks About the Little League Pitch Count Pilot Program
New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina, a member of the Little League International Board of Directors, answers questions on video about the Little League Pitch Count Pilot Program. Check out Mike’s views today.
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Set up your hitting practice like the Pros
by al and AL  (Al Herback and Al Price)

For many coaches hitting practice is “two bunts and 10 swings” for each player. A coach stands on the mound with a bucket of balls and pitches to each player, one at a time. The rest of the players spread out and pick up the balls and throw them into the coach. It takes most coaches more than an hour to get through the line-up. 
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Are You Batting Out of Turn?
By Andy Konyar

"Batting out of turn" and "out of play balls" are probably two of the most confusing and often misinterpreted rules. Let's take a look at a few common situations..
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Fastball and Change-Up Grips for Softball Pitchers
By Michele Smith

A good softball pitcher and a successful softball pitcher are often separated by their ability to change speed and location. Such success can be found by simply changing grips on the softball. Here’s a glimpse at the different grips.

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World Series Trainer Shares Insight
By Nicholas Caringi
While most people see the hits, runs, strikeouts and homeruns on television during the annual Little League Baseball World Series, the players and coaches experience some of the best medical attention and sports medicine care around.
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