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Keep your eye on the ball!

It seems like an obvious instruction – Keep your eye on the ball. But it seems to be the most common hitting flaw in all age groups. We see kids pulling their head off the ball as they swing or … Continue reading

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Pitch Counts are Important

Coaches, Counting pitches for young pitchers is important in order to protect their developing arms. Studies show overuse to be the biggest factor leading to injuries among young pitchers. It is absolutely critical that we count and report on each and … Continue reading

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Friday Rules Quiz!

One out. Runner on first base only. The batter hits a sharp grounder to the first baseman. The first baseman fields the ball, tags the runner who had not left first base, and then steps on the bag for the … Continue reading

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Dropped or Uncaught 3rd Strike….might be new to you.

With many kids rising to the Majors division, there are some rules that may be new to the kids and to you such as, the uncaught third strike. In the Majors and Intermediate divisions, an uncaught third strike (commonly but … Continue reading

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Field Maintenance

Just in case anyone thought the city maintains our infields, or perhaps the infield elves come out at night and do it….sorry, it’s up to us. Infield areas are the most used portion of any baseball or softball field and … Continue reading

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Respect the Game – Run on & off the field, please….

Little League Baseball is often criticized as being painfully slow. This criticism is frequently well founded. Never more so then when you see our players walking on and off the field between innings. I believe a team that sprints out … Continue reading

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Infield Basics

The best infielders have these things in common:                      Quick hands                      Soft hands                      Quick feet                      Strong legs                      Body Control Rest Position This is the time between pitches when nothing is going on Player must be thinking … Continue reading

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