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Coach's Box - July 2006

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 Volume I, No. 5

Special Tournament Edition

June/July 2006 

How to make a difference as a Little League All-Star coach?

by al and AL

First, remember the all-star season is not about you, the parents or the fans; it is all about the kids. You have a key role to play but don’t forget that the players are the only ones who can go out onto the field and make the plays.
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Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coaching Tip: Get Tournament Tough
by Jim Thompson

This month’s tip will help to prepare you and your players for tournaments. Let’s face it, tournament and all-star play mean tougher competition, heightened expectations and increased pressure on coaches, managers and players. Even if no one ever says a word about pressure, your athletes sense it.
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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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What does COURAGE – CHARACTER – LOYALTY mean to you as a Little League coach?
by al and AL  (Al Herback and Al Price)
COURAGE…is providing every player with an opportunity to play and contribute to your team in the face of pressure to win.
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Pitching in Big Games
By Michele Smith

Sacrifice Bunting is a very important skill in fast pitch softball.  In fact, teams that move runners with great execution are often more successful than teams that do not execute the sacrifice bunt.  When a runner is on first base, in order to score her from that position it takes two or three base hits.  When a runner is in scoring position, it takes just a base hit, or most two at the most, to get her across the plate.  There are many ways to move runners, and the sacrifice bunt is just one of those ways.  Let’s take a little bit of time and talk about a style of bunting that will make your team more successful. 
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  Behind the Plate with Andy
By Andy Konyar

Tournament season is a whole new ballgame. Most tournament managers, coaches and umpires are doing things they were not expected to do during the regular season. Here are few tips for the managers/coaches out there for tournament season.
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