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The Parent Connection - April

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 4 APRIL 2014 ARCHIVE



The Matheny Manifesto
St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, was asked to coach his son’s baseball team. Believing the biggest problem in youth sports is overbearing parents, he decided to write a letter to them, addressing his concerns and expressing conditions he required from his team’s moms and dads. Watch the Matheny Manifesto video which appeared on ESPN during the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series.
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ESPN’s Chris McKendry, a Proud Little League® Parent

My husband, Eduardo Andrade, and I have been Little League parents since 2008 when our oldest turned 5 and signed up for our league in Westport, Conn. We have been a part of the program ever since. My husband coaches each season and absolutely loves it.
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Building a Positive Parent-Coach Partnership

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and Little League® International have introduced two free Little League Second-Goal Parent and Little League Double-Goal Coach online quick-courses. These new programs are designed to make the Little League experience better for parents, players and coaches.
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Little League® International Forms Parent Committee
Little League’s first-ever Parent Committee has been selected! We have a diverse mix of members from California to New Hampshire to Aruba to Mexico, and all places in between. Members have already been hard at work. Read some of their ideas on how to keep the game fun for our young players.
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Safety Spotlight: Warm Up to Prevent Injuries
With Little League® practices in full swing around the nation, there are more baseball and softball gloves getting used right now than any other time of year. And in the early part of the season, it’s crucial to remember the importance of warming up, stretching and keeping young arms healthy.
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