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Coach's Box - March 2006

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 Volume I, No. 3

March 2006 

What are the steps to a successful practice?
by Al Herback and Al Price
Practices are very important when managing a team. Recently, AL and AL were asked "What are the Steps to a successful practice". Please take a look at the article to learn how to make your next practice fun and effective!
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From Little League All-Star to College Head Coach, Heather Tarr Learned to Respect the Game at an Early Age
In only her second season as head softball coach at the University of Washington, Heather Tarr has the Huskies nationally-ranked, and has garnered the admiration of her players, and peers in the coaching fraternity, for the respect she has for the game.
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Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coaching Tip: The Mistake Ritual
This regular feature in Little League publications draws from training presented in partnership with Little League Baseball and Softball by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a Stanford University-based non-profit dedicated to ensuring a positive, character-building experience for all youth athletes. A Double-Goal Coach has two goals: to Win (goal #1) and the more important goal (#2) of using baseball to teach positive life lessons.
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“Bubba Throwing” – A Fantastic Way to Teach Young Players How to Throw!
by al and AL  (Al Herback and Al Price)

Throwing is by far the most important skill to develop in baseball or softball. We need to find a fun and effective way to teach throwing at this age level.
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Drop and Rise Ball Grips for Softball Pitchers
By Michele Smith

Last month we talked about the grips of the fastball and change-up.  Pitchers use one of two ways to fool batters. One way is with timing-as with the change-up and mixing speeds and the second is with movement of pitches through the strike zone. The Drop and the Rise are examples of movement pitches through the strike zone to fool batters. 
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Base Running and Odd Plays... They Could Happen
By Andy Konyar

This month's scenarios feature base running and some odd things that could happen. Let's take a look for you can be better prepared for the call.
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Chairman of USA Baseball Medical and Safety Advisory Committee Answers Questions
By Nicholas Caringi
Recently, Dr. Barry Goldberg was available to the Little League community to answer questions regarding the health and safety in sports. Dr. Goldberg is Director of Sports Medicine at Yale University Health Services, chairman of the USA Baseball Medical and Safety Advisory Committee, and member of the Little League International Board of Directors.
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