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Backyard Tips: From the new Coach Pitch Program – Play a Game of 21

Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March 2015 | Archive
Backyard Tips: From the new Coach Pitch Program – Play a Game of 21
Tee Ball is where many children and parents are first introduced to Little League® and baseball and softball. Coach Pitch is where the fundamentals really start to develop. This usually means a lot of coaches trying to hit the swinging bat of an anxious four-and-a-half-foot batter with the same skill a champion dart thrower uses while taking aim at the bull’s-eye.

Little League has developed a brand-new, free, 12-week Coach Pitch program to help volunteers create a practice plan that not only focuses on the fundamentals, but also instills the great life lessons that are learned on Little League fields around the world. The program picks up where the Little League Tee Ball program leaves off, and continues to emphasize the fun, fitness, and fundamentals of Little League. And while it is tailored for Little League Baseball®, many of the drills and skills apply to the softball field, and a softball-specific program is currently being developed.

Click here to learn more about the Coach Pitch Program and download the 12-week guide.

Here is one of the drills from the new Coach Pitch program. A Game of 21 is a great way to elevate a basic game of catch and make it more interactive, and it can be modified for everyone to enjoy, from the Coach Pitch player to a Big League player.
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The Parent Connection - March 2015 - Archive