First I would like to thank all those that attended the Coaches Clinic.
Second I would like to level set everyone as to what our goal is for every MLL team going forward.
We are expecting all coaches and all teams to follow the instruction outlined in the clinic. We feel that keeping proper instruction consistent across all divisions throughout their MLL career will greatly enhance both their experience and their skills.
So yes, we expect Dynamic Warm Ups, the Water Bottle drill and proper Right, Left fielding mechanics to be executed every practice. Hitting drills are coming. Just remember, don't let anyone tell you knob to ball.
1. Dynamic Warm Ups are the key to preparing the body for the activity at hand. Static stretching actually decrease body temperature and does not help build movement patters or effect motor control. A complete Dynamic Warm up routine was provided.
2. The most commonly taught throwing instructions (L Drill, face the ball away) is detrimental to both our mechanics and the health of our shoulder and elbow complexes. This clinic taught us proper throwing patterns and specific drills were given to re-enforce the correct pattern. Here are some links for additional information:
Little League International
Baseball Bat Resource Page
Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click here to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.
*NOTE REGARDING SOFTBALL BATS:
The composite moratorium only applies to baseball bats with 2 1/4 inch barrels. It DOES NOT apply to any divisions of Little League Softball. Also, there is no list of approved softball bats. In softball, the bat only needs to meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 (see rulebook) for a softball bat.
EVERY Team is required to provide 1 night of coverage at the Concession Stand
@ Hubbard Park.
Additionally, we ask every family to assist at least one night. We just don't have enough teams to cover every slot.
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