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Coach's Box - October 2007

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 Volume 2 No. 5  

October 2007


Have a Good Drill?

This month we are posting our first favorite drill. The intent is to share some of the most popular drills being used.

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Coach ‘Em Up: Little League International Announces Details of Online Coach and Manager Resource Center

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2007) – On baseball and softball fields around the world, Little League managers and coaches are constantly trying to improve themselves as teachers, mentors and role models so they can better lead their teams. Because its volunteers are typically professionals in fields other than sports management, Little League International is intent on easing the learning curve with the creation of the Little League Baseball and Softball Online Coach and Manager Resource Center.

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Behind the Plate with Andy
By Andy Konyar

In this edition, the focus is on an umpire’s positioning when tracking a catcher fielding pop-ups, and paying extra attention to the pivot man handling the ball on double plays.

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How to Provide Individual Instruction Without Slowing Down Your Practice
By al and AL

One of the challenges Little League coaches face is to try to run high-energy, fun practices, and still set time aside to work with each individual player on your team. Parents and players want both to happen, but this is difficult to do, especially when you are running the practice on your own. Here is how I approach the challenge.

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Team Bonding: Building Your Best Team               
By Michele Smith

Great teams win Championships. Great athletes can contribute to winning championships, but they cannot win them on their own. Team atmosphere and team relationships are very important to the overall success of your program. That is why I have decided to write on Team Bonding. Managing your athletes, or getting them to be the best team possible, is just as important as teaching them all the right skills to use on the field.

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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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A Positive Coaching Success Story
By Bob Henderson

Further evidence of the importance of Little League’s partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance arrived in the form of the following e-mail (edited for length):

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