Chapter 3: Third Base; 3 Tips for Playing the Hot Corner in Little League

Teaching young kids to play third base takes special care and instruction because it requires a different skill set than that required of the other infield positions. Even at the Little League level, the third base position requires quick reflexes and a strong throwing arm. There are three aspects of strategy and training that are important to … [Read more...]

Chapter 2: The Outfield; Training Outfielders: 5 Key Skills

The outfield can be a difficult position to coach, especially at the Little League level. Many times, Little League Coaches simply throw players out into the grassy areas of the diamond and spend a significant amount of time launching fly balls in their direction. Once players get older and skill sets become more refined, the outfield can be a … [Read more...]

Chapter 1: Batting; Teaching Little Leaguers to Swing for Success in 4 Steps

Getting hits and scoring runs are exciting events that Little Leaguers look forward to during the baseball season. The key to helping young baseball players have success and fun on the diamond is to ensure that they are using an appropriate stance and have mastered the mechanics of their swing. 1) Create a Consistent Stance One of the most … [Read more...]

10 Tips and Techniques Parents of Little League Catchers Should Know

When coaching and mentoring young little league baseball players, there are a lot of unique fundamentals that must be taught to each position. One of the most under-coached positions, especially by coaches with limited experience, is the little league catcher position. The catcher plays a vital role in every game, and his skill set is much … [Read more...]

Small Ball in Little League?

For many baseball enthusiasts there is nothing more beautiful than a well-executed sacrifice bunt or a batter deftly hitting behind a runner with nobody out to move his teammate to third. Manufactured runs that result from small ball tactics such as these can be a pleasure to behold because they involve skill, teamwork, and the willingness of a … [Read more...]