Little League Baseball Guide to Correcting the 25 Most by John J. Monteleone

By John J. Monteleone

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Baseball is a classy video game to benefit, fairly for a nine- to 12-year-old's cognizance span.

Bewildered managers, coaches, and fogeys of the greater than 2.5 million Little League Baseball® avid gamers want the entire aid they could get. full of enjoyable and easy-to-follow directions and recommendation on instructing the basics of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball® sequence is certain to attain with coaches and children alike.


For younger gamers (and their coaches) there is not anything extra difficult than being affected by baseball basics. With the systematic method during this ordinary consultant, coaches will learn how to realize and service the most typical faults that younger avid gamers make.

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Others, such as Todd Zeile, hold the bat up and down in 37 Copyright 2003 by Mountain Lion, Inc. Click Here for Terms of Use. The Little League Guide to Correcting the 25 Most Common Mistakes Players set up in the batter’s box in many different stances. Julio Franco’s stance looks like this. 38 Todd Zeile puts the bat in front of his chest and holds it almost vertical. Poor Balance in the Stance The stances of Franco and Zeile work because each brings his hands and bat to the launch position before attacking the pitch.

6 POOR BALANCE IN THE STANCE Balance is a crucial factor in any sport. Golf, tennis, football, basketball—take your pick. You’ll never see a successful performer in any of these activities who isn’t on balance most of the time. The same thing is true for baseball. Small wonder that balance is one of the chief goals of a batter’s stance. —Charley Lau T here are no fixed guidelines for the batting stance. Stances vary greatly, but most batters take up a position with their feet approximately shoulder-width apart, or slightly wider, with some flex in their knees and their arms and hands held slightly in front of the body.

Notice, Failing to Cradle the Ball When Catching It Younger players should use smaller gloves that can be more easily manipulated. however, that middle infielders (shortstop and second basemen) use much smaller gloves than outfielders. This is due to their need to find and remove the ball from their gloves quickly in many situations, such as the double play. Hall of Fame second basemen Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds) and Bill Mazeroski (Pittsburgh Pirates) used smaller gloves (gloves with 13-inch fingers as opposed to the 17-inch gloves that pitchers and outfielders used) for this reason.

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