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Coaches Toolkit A Valuable Resource For Little League Coaches and Managers

Coaches Toolkit A Valuable Resource For Little League Coaches and Managers

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The Little League Baseball and Softball Coaches Toolkit (previously called the Coaches Registry) was created in 2007, to help managers and coaches improve their knowledge and learn how to be more effective in their many roles as a coach.

Currently, the Coaches Toolkit provides separate packages for Little League Baseball and Little League Softball, which include sport-specific training manuals, video and other materials that will help both the novice and experienced coach.

“We believe that many managers and coaches, regardless of their experience level or the level of the players they are coaching, would appreciate having ready access to additional resources that help them do a better job,” Nick Caringi, Senior Director of Operations and Education at Little League International, said. “The materials available through the Coaches Toolkit will help improve coaching skills, make the games of baseball and softball more fun for players, and improve the overall effectiveness of the league.”

The baseball package includes a choice of one “Big Al” Price instruction manuals - one for players ages 5-8, ages 9-12, or 13 and older. Big Al will be conducting coaching clinics across the country in association with Little League International, beginning in 2011.

The softball series offers two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michele Smith’s newly-published training and practice guide along with a skills and fundamentals DVD.

In addition to instructional information, the Toolkit provides coaches with the latest Little League rulebook, a Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) handbook with helpful tips on how to be a better coach, and “What’s the Score” explaining how to score a game and a scorebook. Also, members have the ability to download the latest version of the Electronic Rulebook.  The E-Rules section of the Little League website also has video explaining frequently misinterpreted rules.

The Coaches Toolkit also affords member discounts on several items purchased through the Little League online store, at: www.LittleLeaguestore.net.

For more information on the Little League Coaches Toolkit, or to purchase your Coaches Toolkit package, visit: www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches/coachestoolkit.htm.