Time Management for Returning Coaches: The Benefits of Organizing Effective Practices
As a returning coach, your past experience provides you with a huge advantage in the area of time management. Even just one season under your belt gives you the basis for improving how you manage your baseball or softball season, how you manage your players’ time during practice, and how you can teach life lessons […]
Promoting Inclusion and Opportunity in the Little League® Program
- District Admins
- League Officials
Inclusion and opportunity has been the cornerstone of Little League® since it was founded in 1939. Always striving to provide a positive experience for boys and girls around the world, Little League International provides guidance and support to local volunteers to ensure their leagues are a welcoming organization for all children in their communities. To help […]
What It Means to Be a Leader in Little League®
What does it mean, for a Little League® manager or coach, to be a leader? With apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “let me count the ways.” You Lead Your Players Teaching and nurturing – physically, mentally, and emotionally – is your most important leadership role. Your players are vulnerable in all three of those areas […]
- Hey Blue!
Hey, Blue! – Two Trips and You’re Out?
This month, we will explain and outline an umpire’s parameters for a pitcher in the Little League® Major Division, and above, to be removed from the mound during a game. The situation described below is contingent on the defensive team’s manager making multiple “official trips” to the mound in the same inning to speak with […]
8 Helpful Tips for New Little League® Coaches
You stepped up, and volunteered to coach a Little League® team. First, thank you! Without committed volunteers like you, local leagues would not be able to provide kids with the opportunity to have fun with their friends, and play the game they love. Second, if you have little experience in running a youth baseball or […]
Successful Coaches Know that Smiles are More Important than Stats
Charles Dean has some simple advice for Little League® coaches — get your head out of the scorebook and keep your eyes on the field. He urges coaches not to get consumed by the statistics of the game, but rather to make it a priority to create a fun experience. “With our teams, it’s all […]