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Coach's Box - January 2007

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 Volume 2 No. 1  

January 2007 

Before you volunteer to coach in your local Little League, don’t forget to ask your child for permission!

by al and AL

A question Al and I are often asked at our coaching clinics is; “What is the best way to coach your son or daughter?

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Digging In: Major League Hitting Coach Says Little League Pitch Count Is No Reason to Become Passive at the Plate
Chris Downs

At one time or another, nearly every Little League coach has encouraged a batter to “see the pitch … hit the pitch.” Such a simple mantra sounds elementary, but will it make the game easier or more difficult now that the pitch count is part of Little League Baseball?

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The Positive Coach's New Year's Resolutions

by Jim Thompson

Just in case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, Positive Coaching Alliance would like to suggest a few. In fact, here is a whole line-up of ideas.

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Fastpitch Softball - Batting Tips
By Michele Smith

1. Choosing the Proper Bat..
2. Grip.
3. Setting your Feet in the Batter's Box and Stance.
4. The Stride as the Pitch is Coming.
5. The Swing.

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Behind the Plate with Andy
By Andy Konyar

It is the top of the fifth inning. The first batter walks. The next batter doubles to right. The umpire realizes that there has been no left fielder since the inning started. Do you.....allow the runners to remain on base or do you start the inning over?

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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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