Managing Little League (Little League Baseball Guide) by Ned McIntosh

By Ned McIntosh

Learn find out how to deal with your formative years group to successWith its "teach fundamentals and feature enjoyable" process, Managing Little League Baseball is devoted to aiding you educate baseball basics to girls and boys whereas emphasizing easy methods to make the event lucrative for you and your gamers. absolutely authorized by way of Little League Baseball® and illustrated with instructive pictures and diagrams, this booklet offers you the instruments you want to increase ready ballplayers.

Inside you will learn:

  • Twenty of crucial and regularly used Little League baseball principles, together with the newest swap and the hot principles relating to pitchers
  • The basics of hitting, baserunning, safety, and pitching
  • Tips on motivating avid gamers, video game process, and precise demanding situations resembling aggressive strain and critical mom and dad
  • An within examine Little League softball

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Box 3485, Williamsport, PA 17701. Copyright © 2008 by Ned Mclntosh. Click here for terms of use. 18 MANAGING LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL It is important for managers, coaches, and umpires to have a working knowledge and understanding of the rules. Just reading the rule book and augmenting it with the aids mentioned earlier is not enough. A league should provide some preseason training for its managers, coaches, and umpires to make sure the rules are clearly understood and consistently interpreted. The first time our league did this, it improved the umpiring and the relations between managers/coaches and umpires.

An appeal is not to be interpreted as a play or an attempted play. Successive appeals may not be made on a runner at the same base. If the defensive team on its first appeal errs, a request for a second appeal on the same runner at the same base shall not be allowed by the umpire. (Intended meaning of the word err is that the defensive team, in making 35 36 MANAGING LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL an appeal, threw the ball out of play. ) I know of no other sport in which a player can break a rule in full view of an official (umpire) but have the official take no action unless the other team sees the infraction and complains, and then only if the other team follows the proper procedure for complaining!

A base runner misses a base. 2. A man on base leaves for the next base before a fly ball is caught. 3. A man fails to return to base after a fly ball is caught before he or the base is tagged. 4. A runner fails to touch home plate. You should point out to your players that the important thing to remember in an appeal situation is to act quietly first and then to appeal verbally second. In other words, a fielder should either touch the base or tag the runner and then make his verbal appeal to the umpire.

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