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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE. T - BALL. MANAGERS / COACHES HANDBOOK. 13.0 3/22/13. SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL. MISSION STATEMENT. INTRODUCE AND BUILD THE BASEBALL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OF EACH PLAYER IN A FUN, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT. MANAGERS AND COACHES: WILL

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Sudbury little league

SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE

T - BALL

MANAGERS / COACHES HANDBOOK

13.0

3/22/13


Sudbury little league

SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

MISSION STATEMENT

INTRODUCE AND BUILD THE BASEBALL KNOWLEDGE

AND SKILLS OF EACH PLAYER IN A FUN, SAFE

AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

MANAGERS AND COACHES:

WILL

MIX DRILLS AND GAMES

TO TEACH

THROWING, CATCHING AND HITTING SKILLS

IN STANDARD CURRICULUM PLATFORMS

USING

THE ACTIVE ON FIELD INVOLVEMENT

OF THE PLAYERS PARENTS


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

CHALLENGES / REWARDS

CHALLENGES

PLAYERS

HIGH ENERGY / LOW ATTENTION SPAN

MUCH ENTHUSIASM / LIMITED SKILLS

VARIABILITY OF LEARNING STYLES

COACHES & MANAGERS

MUCH BASEBALL KNOWLEDGE / SKILL

NOT MUCH PE INSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

REWARDS

8 WEEK PROGRESS - PLAYER SMILES


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES

3 LEARNING STYLES

AUDITORY

I HEAR - I RELATE - I DO ...

LIMITED LIFE EXPERIENCE

EXPLAIN THE LOWEST LEVEL - DETAILS

SIMPLE DESCRIPTIVE BUZZWORDS

VISUAL

I SEE - I RELATE - I DO ….

ADULT SIMULATION IS TOUGH

BEST IF PEER - THEY CAN / I CAN

KENETIC

I FEEL - I RELATE - I DO ….

BEST RESULTS FOR THIS AGE

TOUGH TO FIND “ THE DRILL”

FIND THE RIGHT EXECUTION - PRAISE / PRAISE

“THAT’S IT …. YOU DID IT”

COMBINE 2/3 …. IN ALL DRILLS & INSTRUCTION

REPEAT - REPEAT - REPEAT


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES

3 LEARNING STYLES

BUZZWORDS

ARE THE

LIGHTENING RODS

AUDITORY

I HEAR - I RELATE - I DO ...

LIMITED LIFE EXPERIENCE

EXPLAIN THE LOWEST LEVEL - DETAILS

SIMPLE DESCRIPTIVE BUZZWORDS

VISUAL

I SEE - I RELATE - I DO ….

ADULT SIMULATION IS TOUGH

BEST IF PEER - THEY CAN / I CAN

KINETIC

I FEEL - I RELATE - I DO ….

BEST RESULTS FOR THIS AGE

TOUGH TO FIND “ THE DRILL”

FIND THE RIGHT EXECUTION - PRAISE / PRAISE

“THAT’S IT …. YOU DID IT”

COMBINE 2/3 …. IN ALL DRILLS & INSTRUCTION

REPEAT - REPEAT - REPEAT


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES

3 LEARNING STYLES

AUDITORY - VISUAL - KINETIC

DIFFERENT FOR EACH PLAYER

- USE ALL 3

- FIND THE BEST COMBINATION - FOR GROUP

- ASK OTHERS

- BUILD YOUR DRILLS WITH ALL 3 IN MIND

- PERSONAL TRAINER CAN RELATE

MODEL …. ALWAYS MODEL

COACHES / MANAGERS / PARENTS

BUILDING MUSCLE MEMORY


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

THE BEST ENVIORNMENT

BALANCE SLOW & FAST

SLOW …. ENOUGH TO GET IT

FAST …. ENOUGH TO KEEP IT INTERESTING

MIX IT UP

DRILLS …. NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES EACH

- IF ONE ISN’T WORKING - CHANGE IT QUICK

- REPEAT THE BEST DRILLS “LATER

GIVE’EM A BREAK

WATER …. SMALL BODIES IN HEAT NEED COOLING

- SITTING …. CAN USE TIME FOR AUDITORY

GRASS CLASS …. EFFECTIVE VARIATIONS ON A THEME

EYE TO EYE … DIVIDE & CONQUER


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

THE BEST ENVIORNMENT

SKULL SESSIONS

DESCRIBE AND DEMONSTRATE …. EXPLAIN WHY AND HOW

- USE PROPS / HUMOR …. RELATE TO A 5-6 YR OLD

- USE KIDS AS DEMONSTRATORS

- IF THEY CAN DO IT …. MAYBE ….

GROUND IN BUZZWORDS ….

- EXPLAIN THEN REPEAT / REPEAT / REPEAT

ENGAGE PLAYERS …..

- ASK QUESTIONS ... SPECIFICALLY TO A PLAYER


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

THE BEST ENVIORNMENT

COACHING TIPS

CANNOT COACH TO A RESULT

- THROW STRIKES / HIT THE BALL

- FOCUS ON MECHANICS

ALIGN EXPECTATIONS

- VARIOUS DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

- YOU / PLAYER / PARENT

DELIVERING A STANDARD PLATFORM TO 12 INDIVIDUALS

- TAKE MANY SMALL STEPS …. KEEP THE FUN UP


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

THE BEST ENVIRONMENT

THEY REMEMBER 3 THINGS

HEY MOM ....

THEY WON VS AN ADULT

USE MINI COMPETITION IN DRILLS

FUNNY - SLAPSTICK

DO IT THE WRONG WAY

- WITH DISASTEROUS / FUNNY RESULTS

- FOLLOW-UP WITH THE RIGHT WAY

I DID IT !!!!

TELL THEM … THEY PROBABLY DON’T KNOW

REMEMBER THIS IS HARD FOR THEM


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

TYPICAL AGENDA - EARLY SESSIONS

5 MIN MANAGERS / COACHES PREVIEW THE DAY

5 MIN WARM-UP

SKULL SESSION - grass class ..describe / demonstrate featured skill

15 MIN FEATURED SKILL - choose 6 drills …. Break into 2 groups

switch after 10 min

15 MIN SWITCH GROUPS

15 MIN BREAK - grass class …. Review featured skill ...d&d secondary skill

break into 2 groups / 4 drills / switch

15 MIN SWITCH GROUPS

20 MIN FUN IN GAMES …. Break into 2 / 3 / 4 groups … simulated games

WATCH THE CLOCK - NO PLAYER STANDING


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

TYPICAL AGENDA - LATER SESSIONS

10 MIN WARM-UP

SKULL SESSION - grass class ..describe / demonstrate featured skill

15 MIN FEATURED SKILL - choose 6 drills …. Break into 2 groups

switch after 10 min

15 MIN SWITCH GROUPS

50 MIN FUN IN GAMES - inter squad games …. split squad 5/6 …. 14 games

rules …. hit thru the order once - take the field … repeat as necessary

station to station baseball … only singles …. More hitters that way

DO NOT KEEP SCORE ….. Assign a BATMAN / WOMAN

adult plays 1st base … stop and teach ….. Do overs …


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

THE SAFEST ENVIRONMENT

VOLATILE MIX

ENVIRONMENT

HIGH ENERGY …. LOW SAFETY AWARENESS

LOTS OF KIDS - IN A SMALL AREA

TOOLS OF POSSIBLE PAIN

PROJECTILES [ BASEBALLS]

- TENNIS BALLS EARLY

- #1 RIF [REDUCED INJURY FACTOR] T - BALLS

- KOSCH BALLS

CLUBS [BATS]

- 2 BATS PER TEAM

- LEAVE IN BAG EXCEPT WHEN USING

- 1 ADULT ASSIGNED PER BAT IN CHARGE OF USE


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

THE SAFEST ENVIRONMENT

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

HIGH STATE OF AWARENESS

- MONITOR ALL ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR PRACTICE

- ASSIGN ONE ASSISTANT TO HELP WATCH FOR YOU

PROJECTILES [ BASEBALLS]

- PLAYERS AFRAID OF THE BALL WILL HAVE A

TOUGH TIME LEARNING THRU THE FEAR

- USE THE TENNIS BALL / BE SENSITIVE

CLUBS [BATS]

- TRY TO KEEP THE BATS NEAR THE TEE’S

- KEEP OTHER PLAYERS AWAY

- ASSIGN A “BATMAN” OR “BATWOMAN” ADULT


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE STRATEGIES

THE SAFEST ENVIRONMENT

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

IN CASE OF INJURY

- KEEP OTHER PLAYERS / ADULTS AWAY FROM INJURED

- MOVE THE OTHER PLAYERS … NOT THE INJURED

- STAY WITH PLAYER - TURN PRACTICE OVER TO ASSISTANT

- CONSULT PLAYER’S ON FIELD PARENT / GUARDIAN

- NO PARENT / GUARDIAN ON FIELD

- FIND NEIGHBOR / PLAYER’S FRIEND ADULT

- ACCESS SEVERITY

- NOT SEVERE

- ADMINISTER FIRST AID [ICE PACK]

-TURN OVER CARE TO PLAYER’S PARENT

- SEVERE

- MAKE DECISION WITH PLAYER’S PARENT

- TRANSPORTATION? CAR ? AMBULANCE?

- NOTIFY ON FIELD COMMISSIONER

- FILL OUT ACCIDENT REPORT

CELL PHONE


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE SESSIONS

THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

WEEKFEATURED SKILL / SECONDARY

WEEK 1 THROWING / TEAMBUILDING / POSITIONS

WEEK 2HITTING / CATCHING & THROWING

WEEK 3CATCHING / THROWING & HITTING / INTRA SQUAD

WEEK 4REVIEW SKILLS T-C-H / GAMES

WEEK 5REVIEW SKILLS T-C-H / GAMES

WEEK 6REVIEW SKILLS T-C-H / GAMES

WEEK 7 FAMILY GAME DAY – LAST DAY


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE SESSIONS

LOGISTICS

WHERE: CURTIS MIDDLE SCHOOL

WHEN: SATURDAY MORNINGS 9:30 – 11:00

STARTING THE FIRST SATURDAY AFTER APRIL VACATION

TILL THE SATURDAY BEFORE SCHOOL CLOSES

WHAT TO BRING: MANAGERS - BAG OF BATS / BALLS / ENERGY

EXTRA WATER - CELL PHONE - ICE

PLAYERS - GLOVE / WATER / UNIFORM / ENERGY


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

PRACTICE SESSIONS

LOGISTICS

RAIN OUTS: CHECK T- BALL HOT LINE [877-373-8326 EXT TBD]

- WE WILL PLAY ON WET FIELDS IN LIGHT DRIZZLE

- INTERNET http://www.sudburybaseball.com/

MAKE-UP: TEAM OPTIONAL??????

MANAGERS MISS A SESSION:

- GIVE EQUIPMENT / CURRICULUM TO ASSISTANT MGR

PRACTICE AGENDA:

- WARM - UP WITH TEAMS 5-10 MIN

- TEAM MEETING TO PREVIEW THE PRACTICE

- BREAK INTO TEAMS FOR DRILLS AND GAMES

END OF PRACTICE: MANAGERS DECISION WHEN TO STOP PRACTICE

- BE SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENT [HEAT / WET]

- WATCH PLAYERS “BODY LANGUAGE” FOR … ENOUGH


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

SKILLS PLATFORMS

OBJECTIVE

USE TIME TESTED / SUDBURY BASEBALL ENDORSED / SKILL PLATFORMS

TO PROVIDE EACH PLAYER WITH CONSISTENT SKILL TRAINING

THROUGHOUT THEIR SUDBURY LEAGUE EXPERIENCE

EXECUTION

INCORPORATE EACH SKILL PLATFORM - THROWING / CATCHING / HITTING

INTO EACH PRACTICE SESSION USING DRILLS THAT COMBINE

FUN - SAFETY AND THE THREE LEARNING TYPES

BUILD SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE USING THE 5 STEPS METHOD

- AS SKILLS PROGRESS INCREASE LEVEL OF TECHNICAL TEACHING

WITHIN EACH OF THE 5 STEPS

USE DRILLS DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE GENERAL SKILL LEVEL OF THE

TEAM BUT INCLUDE PERSONAL ATTENTION FOR EACH PLAYER


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

SKILLS PLATFORMS

THROWING: 5 STEPS

1. READY POSITION - SIDEWAYS TO THE TARGET

2. LOAD - LEG UP BALANCE POSITION

2. LAUNCH - BIRD POSITION – POWER POSITION

4. FIRE – ROTATE - THROW

5. FOLLOW – FOLLOW THROUGH

HITTING: 5 STEPS

1. READY POSITION - FEET / LEGS / ARMS / HANDS / EYES

2. LOAD – GO BACK TO GO FORWARD

3. LAUNCH – TWIST THE HIPS HOLD THE HANDS THE HANDS

4. FIRE - SNAP THROUGH THE BALL

5. FOLLOW - FOLLOW THROUGH

CATCHING: 5 STEPS

1. READY POSITION - FEET / LEGS / ARMS / HANDS / EYES

2. HUNT – GO TO THE BALL

3. CAPTURE – 2 HANDS - OUT TO IN / DOWN TO UP - GRIP

4. LOAD – CENTERLINE – SQUARE – CROW HOP

5. FIRE – THROW TO TARGET – FOLLOW THROUGH


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

THROWING SKILLS PLATFORM - 5 STEPS

1. READY POSITION

- CHIN - GLOVE SHOULDER SIDEWAYS TO THE TARGET

- FEET SCHOULDER LENGTH APART

- HANDS IN FRONT / TOGETHER AT CHEST

- 4 SEAM GRIP

2. LOAD – BALANCE POSITION

- FACING LEG UP-PARALLEL TO GROUND

- KNEE OVER KNEE

3. LAUNCH – POWER POSITION

- BREAK HANDS DOWN-BACK-UP FINGERS ON TOP OF BALL

- FACE BALL BACK – “FEED THE GIANT”

- FRONT FOOT DOWN – TOE AT TARGET

- FRONT HAND [GLOVE] AT TARGET


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

THROWING SKILLS PLATFORM - 5 STEPS

4. FIRE – ROTATION & THROW

- CUP AND RAKE FRONT ARM IN

- ROTATE TORSO

- THROWING ARM HAS TWO 90 DEGREES

- BODY TO UPPER ARM

- UPPER ARM TO LOWER ARM

5. FOLLOW – FOLLOW THROUGH

- RELEASE POINT EYE HIGH

- FOLLOW THROW NOSE TO TARGET

- TOUCH KNEE FOLLOW THRU


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

THROWING SKILLS PLATFORM

BUZZWORDS

READY POSITION (SIDEWAYS TO THE TARGET)

LOAD (LEG UP)

LAUNCH (BIRD POSITION)

FIRE (ROTATE & THROW)

FOLLOW (FOLLOW THROUGH)


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

THROWING DRILLS

OBJECTIVES / TEACHING HINTS

ACCURACY OVER DISTANCE

BUILD THE SKILL OVER THE WEEKS - REPETITION - FUN

KEEP THE PLAYERS ACTIVE & ENGAGED - MIX DRILLS

BEST WHEN 1 ON 1 WITH PERSONAL ADULT TRAINER

- MAY NEED TO TRAIN THE TRAINER

DRILLS

- SHADOW DRILLS [WITH / WITHOUT BALL - NO RELEASE]

- ROWS OF KIDS ROTATE [PEER VISUAL LEARNING]

- FLIP WRIST DRILL

- ON ONE KNEE [WORKS ON UPPER BODY SKILLS]

- RELAY RACES / 2 LINES ROTATING / POINTS

- METAL TRASH CANS

- MOVING TARGET [YOU]

- CLAP DRILL – THRU THE 5 STAGES


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

THROWING DRILLS

MORE DRILLS

- READY - AIM - FIRE

- IN A LINE / DOWN THE LINE

- GAME CONDITIONS …

- PLAYER THROWS BALL INTO PLAY - RUNS

- OUTFIELD / INFIELD SIMULATED CONDITIONS

- SEPARATE IN TO 2 GROUPS

- OUTFIELDERS TO 2ND (ADULT CATCH)

- INFIELDERS TO 1ST (ADULT CATCH)

- RELAY RACE… BALL PICK UP

- CATCH MARCH

- SHADOW DRILL / IN LINES

- GIANT APPLE BITE - GRAB GAME


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

HITTING SKILLS PLATFORM - 5 STEPS

1. READY POSITION - FEET / HANDS / ARMS

- FRONT FOOT ALIGNED TO THE PLATE POINT

- FAT BAT TO “T”

- LINE UP KNOCKING KNUCKLES FOR GRIP

- BALANCED / ARMS IN A BOX

- BACK FOOT TOE IN

- FEET SLIGHTLY MORE THAN SHOULDER LENGTH APART

- LOOSE GRIP – FAST HANDS

- 70% WEIGHT ON BACK FOOT

- BOTH EYES ON PITCHER

2. LOAD

- GO BACK TO GO FORWARD

3. LAUNCH

- SMALL STEP TO 3RD POINT

- ROTATE HIPS TO THE BALL


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

HITTING SKILLS PLATFORM - 5 STEPS

4. FIRE - SNAP THROUGH BALL

- SEND KNOB OF BAT TO BALL

- SHORT PATH TO THE BALL

- SNAP BALL OFF T

- SWING DOWN TO THE BALL

- HIT THE BALL OUT FRONT

- DRIVE THROUGH THE BALL

5. FOLLOW THROUGH

- HANDS OVER SHOULDER

- HIPS SQUARE TO PITCHER

- BACK FOOT LACES TOWARDS PITCHER


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

HITTING SKILLS PLATFORM

BUZZWORDS

READY POSITION (FEET / LEGS / HANDS / ARMS / EYES)

LOAD – GO BACK

LAUNCH - ROTATE

FIRE – SWING THE BAT – DRIVE THE BALL

FOLLOW – FOLLOW THROUGH


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

HITTING DRILLS

OBJECTIVES / TEACHING HINTS

TECHNIQUE OVER DISTANCE

BEFORE EVERY SWING DO BODY POSITION CHECKLIST

- FEET RIGHT? / HANDS RIGHT [KNUCKLES]?

- HANDS NESTED? WEIGHT BALANCED?

- EYES ON BALL [HIT THE SPOT]

DRILLS

- SHADOW DRILLS

- WITH / WITHOUT TEE … GLOVE AS PLATE

- IMAGINARY BAT

- ROWS OF KIDS ROTATE [PEER VISUAL LEARNING]

- SOCK ON A STICK

- 5 BALL / 10 BALL - TIME DEPENDENT

- RUN OUT LAST ONE / TWO

- FIELDERS THROW TO 1 SPOT ADULT CATCHING

- OUTFIELDERS TO SECOND

- INFIELDERS TO FIRST

- ON DECK GETS PERSONAL PRE INSTRUCTION


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

HITTING DRILLS

MORE HITTING DRILLS

- SHADOW DRILLS

- HAND SLAP FOLLOW THROUGH

- ROTATE FIRST THEN HAND SLAP

- 5 BALL / 10 BALL - TIME DEPENDENT

- HAND SLAP BALL OFF THE TEE

- ROTATE FIRST THEN HIT THE BALL

- BAT BEHIND THE ARMS

- STEP TO THE GLOVE

- 3 TEAM - 3 BALL

- 3 MEMBERS TO A TEAM

- START PLAYERS.. 1 HIT / 2 RUN / 3 ON DECK

- HIT 2 PRACTICE BALLS … RUN ON THIRD

- RUN TO 1ST ONLY

- ROTATE

- 2 NO STRIDE / 2 STRIDE


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

HITTING DRILLS

MORE HITTING DRILLS

FOR YOUR ADVANCED PLAYERS

- WALKING TO THE TEE

- LEFT RIGHT HIT

- SWITCH HIT

- ONE HAND

- LINE DRIVE OUT


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE

FALL BALL – INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE

GENERAL COACHING TIPS

WHY NO ELBOW UP

IN THE HITTING STANCE

FROM

“YOU CAN TEACH HITTING”

BY DUSTY BAKER - PAGE 30-31

“UNFORTUNATELY, YOUTH LEAGUE COACHES COMMONLY MAKE THE MISTAKE OF TELLING

HITTERS TO KEEP THE BACK ELBOW UP. THIS IS GENERALLY A MISGUIDED ATTEMPT TO GET

THE PLAYER TO A POINT WHERE HE ACHIEVES A SLIGHT DOWNWARD STROKE THAT RESULTS

IN LINE DRIVES AND GROUND BALL. … ELBOW [UP] FURTHER COMPOUNDS A COMMON PROBLEM

WHENEVER THE BACK ELBOW STARTS UP, IT MUST COME DOWN BEFORE THE BALL IS HIT.

THE SWING THEN TENDS TO GET UNDERNEATH THE BALL, WHICH CAUSES THE PLAYER TO POP UP

OR MISS THE BALL ALTOGETHER.”


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE

FALL BALL – INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE

GENERAL COACHING TIPS

WHY NO ELBOW UP

IN THE HITTING STANCE

FROM

“BASEBALL HITTING SECRETS”

BY TED BURDA - PAGE 32-33

“GETTING THE BACK ARM UP … IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST HITTING MYTH THAT JUST WON’T DIE

IT’S WRONG. IT SLOWS YOUR SWING. IT SLOWS THE CRITICAL POWER CONNECTION BETWEEN

THE BACK ELBOW AND THE TORSO. IT’S ENTIRELY WRONG. IT HAS A LIFE OF IT’S OWN ….

NO EXPERT HITTING INSTRUCTOR EVEN RECOMMENDS IT. IT IS NOT IN ANY HITTING BOOK

I’VE EVER SEEN. A SHORT CONNECTION LETS YOU GENERATE POWER QUICKEST.

ANYTHING THAT SLOWS AND COMPLICATES THIS CONNECTION IS A SERIOUS MISTAKE”


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

CATCHING SKILLS PLATFORM - 5 STEPS

FOR TBALL – CATCHING IS ONLY GROUNDERS

1. READY POSITION

- FEET WIDER THAN SHOULDERS

- BALLS OF YOUR FEET

2. HUNT

- GO TO THE BALL

- SMALL BALANCED STEPS TO THE BALL

- KEEP GLOVE IN FRONT

3. CAPTURE

- TWO HANDS OUT FRONT

- GLOVE ON THE GROUND

- TOP HAND SLAP - CAPTURE


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

CATCHING SKILLS PLATFORM - 5 STEPS

4. LOAD

- MOVE THROWING HAND TO BALL IN GLOVE

- MOVE GLOVE TO CENTERLINE

5. FIRE

- TRANSFER BALL TO THROWING HAND

- SHOULDER TO TARGET ….. ETC


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

CATCHING SKILLS PLATFORM

BUZZWORDS

READY POSITION

HUNT (GO TO THE BALL)

CAPTURE (TWO HANDS)

LOAD (SIDEWAYS TO TARGET)

FIRE (THROW TO TARGET)


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

CATCHING DRILLS

OBJECTIVES / TEACHING HINTS

MOST DIFFICULT SKILL - START SLOW / CLOSE

USE THE PLAYER’S COACH AS PARTNER

START WITH GROUNDERS

USE TENNIS BALL WHERE NECESSARY

DRILLS

- SHADOW DRILLS [WITHOUT BALL]

- ROWS OF KIDS ROTATE [PEER VISUAL LEARNING]

- FOLLOW IMAGINARY BALL

- CRAB ME LEFT / CRAB ME RIGHT

- CIRCLE GROUNDERS

- CALL NAME / ROLL BALL

-START SLOW … INCREASE TEMPO

- DOWN THE LINE 2 LINES ROTATION

- NO GLOVE ON


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

CATCHING DRILLS

MORE CATCHING DRILLS

- OUTFIELD / INFIELD SIMULATED CONDITIONS

- SEPARATE IN TO 2 GROUPS

- OUTFIELDERS TO 2ND (ADULT CATCH)

- INFIELDERS TO 1ST (ADULT CATCH)

- RELAY RACE… BALL PICK UP

- DROP THE BALL TO THE PLAYER - TALL COACH

- KOOSH BALLS

- LET’S ROLL

- 4 LINES / 2 OPPOSING / 2 TEAMS / ROLL & GO

- LO – THROW - & GO

- DO DROP IN

- FLY BALL TRAINING - ADULT DROPS BALL INTO GLOVE


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

TEAM BUILDING DRILLS

OBJECTIVES / TEACHING HINTS

ALWAYS CALL PLAYERS BY THEIR NAME IN DRILLS ETC

IN A FEW WEEKS THEY SHOULD KNOW EACH OTHERS NAMES

START / END EACH PRACTICE WITH CHEER

DRILLS

- CIRCLE BALL

- KIDS SIT IN CIRCLE PASSING BALL AROUND SHOUTING THE NAME OF THE PLAYER WHO HAS THE BALL - COACH RUNS AROUND OUTSIDE TO BEAT

THE PASSING OF THE BALL

- WEEKLY TEAM CAPTAINS

- 6 WEEKS … 2 CAPTAINS / WEEK .. MIX UP SELECTION

PROCESS … BIRTHDAYS / QUIZ / ANYTHING

- CHOOSE TO LEAD SHADOW DRILLS / CHEERS


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

BASEBALL RULES / POSITIONS DRILLS

OBJECTIVES / TEACHING HINTS

SHOULD HAVE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF:

- RULES

- BASES

- POSITIONS

DRILLS

- RULES

- USE SITTING TIME

- MAKE MINI FIELD .. 2 BATS AS LINE / 4 BALLS AS BASES

- AFTER EXPLANATIONS ASK QUESTIONS

- SEE IF THEY GET IT

- BASES …. SHOUT THE BASE

- SET UP A MINI INFIELD RUN PLAYERS AROUND THE BASES SHOUTING THE NAME OF THE BASE WHEN

THEY HIT IT

- VARIATION … RUN BACKWARDS

- THEN I HIT A SINGLE .. I HIT A DOUBLE …. ETC


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

BASEBALL RULES / POSITIONS DRILLS

MORE DRILLS

- POSITIONS

- FIND YOUR PARENT

- PLACE PARENT BY POSITION .. PLAYER HAS TO NAME THE POSITION TO GO THERE

- SHOUT AND SHIFT

- POSITION PLAYERS .. SHOUT THEIR POSITION

THEN SHIFT ONE POSITION REPEAT SHOUT

- IN AND OUT

- CALL PLAYERS NAMES HAVE THEM RUN TO THE NAMED POSITION … AND BACK

- DO IT RAPID FIRE WHEN THEY GET IT


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SUDBURY LITTLE LEAGUE T - BALL

THE LAST WORD

OBJECTIVES

- INCREASE BASEBALL SKILL / KNOWLEDGE

IN A FUN / SAFE / SUPPORTIVE WAY

- USE SKILL PLATFORMS

-SHARE YOUR SUCCESSES / NICE TRY’S

WITH OTHER COACHES

- ENJOY YOUR T BALL EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PLAYER

AND YOUR TEAM MATES

COMMENTS / SUGGESTIONS ?????

- EMAIL THE T BALL “COMISH”


Sudbury little league

ABERDEEN IRONBIRDS, ABERDEEN, MD

- NEW YORK PENN LEAGUE - ORIOLES

BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS – BOWLING GREEN, KY

- MID WEST LEAGUE - RAYS

CAROLINA MUDCATS - ZEBULON, NC

- SOUTHERN LEAGUE - MARLINS DOUBLE A

DURHAM BULLS - DURHAM, NC

- INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE - DEVIL RAYS TRIPLE A


Sudbury little league

LANSING LUGNUTS - LANSING, MI

- MIDWEST LEAGUE - CUBS SINGLE A

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS – MIDLAND, TX

- TEXAS LEAGUE - ATHLETICS DOUBLE A

PORTLAND SEA DOGS - PORTLAND, ME

- EASTERN LEAGUE - RED SOX DOUBLE A

ROCHESTER RED WINGS - ROCHESTER, NY

- INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE - TWINS TRIPLE A


Sudbury little league

SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS – SACRAMENTO, CA

- PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE – ATHLETICS TRIPLE A

OGDEN RAPTORS

- NORTHWEST LEAGUE – GIANTS SINGLE A

TRENTON THUNDER – TRENTON, NJ

- EASTERN LEAGUE – YANKEES DOUBLE A

WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS - APPLETON, WI

- MIDWEST LEAGUE - MARINERS SINGLE A


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