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Coach's Box - Nov/Dec 2006

 
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 Volume I, No. 8  

November/December 2006 

Expectations of a Coach .........
 

by al and AL

The easiest way to predict whether a Little League team is going to have a positive and successful season is to listen to the expectations of the coach.

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Here’s the Pitch: Little League Volunteers Ask for Clarification of What Constitutes a Countable Pitch
by
Chris Downs

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 12, 2006) – When the Little League International Board of Directors voted in August to adopt the pitch count rule in place of the innings-pitched rule governing a baseball pitcher’s eligibility, a recurring question from Little League managers and coaches has been:

Under the pitch count rule, what is the definition of a countable pitch?
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Tools for Teaching and Talking in the Off-Season
by Jim Thompson

In much of the United States, winter weather means no outdoor baseball. Although players still can work on their games at batting cages and other indoor facilities, let’s face it, November through February means baseball downtime for most Little Leaguers.
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A Pitching Strategy for Successful Outings
By Michele Smith

Pitching is one of the most important aspects of the game of Fastpitch. We all know that. But, when it comes to the ‘strategy of our pitching game,’ how much do we really know about how easy--or difficult--we can make the game on ourselves as pitchers?   Read the story
Behind the Plate with Andy
By Andy Konyar

Did you ever see the catcher scoop up the ball with his/her mask and then throw it back to the pitcher?
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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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