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Coach's Box - April 2006

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 Volume I, No. 4

April 2006 

Ask Harold...
Harold Reynolds

Building Up Arm Strength
Many big leaguers call it a “hose” or a “cannon.” Whatever you call it, your arm is probably the most important asset in playing the game of baseball. If your arm is not right, then you can forget playing the game.
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The Little League® Coaches Registry -
Better Coaches. Better Games. Better Leagues

By Scott Miller
Managers and coaches are among the most important volunteers in the Little League® program. They have to know the game and they have to love working with kids. Leagues with knowledgeable, caring and concerned coaches have an advantage when it comes to making the games fun and retaining players.
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General Fitness and Conditioning Made Fun
Is the Foundation for Any Successful Athlete

By Chris Downs
Certified strength and conditioning specialist, athletic trainer, physical therapist, parent, coach – James G. Ronai has approached general conditioning and fitness in children from nearly every conceivable angle.
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Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coaching Tip #2:
Player of the Day

This month’s tip is the “Player of the Day,” which is particularly useful in getting through to players who remind you of Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Most of the time, you’re probably trying to corral these players, get and keep their attention, prevent them from distracting the others…and too often correcting their behavior or attitude.
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"King of the Diamond" – A Ground Ball Competition Your Players Will Love!
by al and AL  (Al Herback and Al Price)

Al and I find that Little League coaches everywhere are looking for fun drills and competitions to they could use to help motivate their players to improve. We know from experience, that there are way better ways to develop fielding skills than lining up players at SS and hitting ground balls at them.
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Using Your Legs Properly WhenPitching
By Michele Smith

As women the strongest part of our bodies are our legs. Therefore if we want to use our bodies to the fullest of our abilities, we need to use our legs properly when pitching. Leg drive off the pitching rubber is one of the most important parts of the “start” of the pitching motion. The more you use your legs, the more energy and power you will be able to put into the pitch. Let’s take a little time and go over some points to help you use your legs more when pitching.
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Behind the Plate with Andy
By Andy Konyar

The weather is getting nicer and more and more teams around the world are getting out there and playing. From time to time, strange plays happen. Here are a few calls I get questioned about. Take a look at these and see how you do!
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