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Offline imref

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coaching little league
« Topic Start: May 08, 2012, 10:18:06 AM »
had a great experience last week - to teach the kids about baseball scoring i post the lineups using #s instead of positions.  This way the kids learn 1 = pitcher, 2= catcher and so on.

So before the game starts I hand a copy of the lineup to the opposing team's score keeper.  he comes up to me after the first inning and says "these numbers next to their names don't match their uniform numbers"

And he's their score keeper.

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #1: May 08, 2012, 01:34:16 PM »
I'm coaching my 7yo boys in the Fort Hunt Little League. A team of 6-7-8 year olds. It's like herding cats; and a ton of fun. Any similarity to real baseball is purely coincidental.

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #2: May 08, 2012, 01:36:51 PM »
I'm coaching my 7yo boys in the Fort Hunt Little League. A team of 6-7-8 year olds. It's like herding cats; and a ton of fun. Any similarity to real baseball is purely coincidental.

do you guys play behind the safe way in hollin hall- this time of the year is when my dog becomes terrified of foul balls when we walk around the track

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #3: May 08, 2012, 01:43:18 PM »
do you guys play behind the safe way in hollin hall- this time of the year is when my dog becomes terrified of foul balls when we walk around the track

That's the AAA field - the 9 and older kids play there. The Level A kids play at Stratford Landing.

Didn't know we were neighbors....

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #4: May 08, 2012, 02:04:24 PM »
small world

Offline imref

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #5: May 08, 2012, 03:46:39 PM »
We transitioned to cal ripken rules this year. For our 9U team the only rules modification is a 4 run per inning max, lots of walks.

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #6: May 08, 2012, 05:53:31 PM »
It's like herding cats; and a ton of fun. Any similarity to real baseball is purely coincidental.

Lol this made me chuckle

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #7: May 08, 2012, 06:16:11 PM »
I just realized- only three more years until t ball

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #8: May 08, 2012, 06:35:23 PM »
I coached my son from 6-12 in LL. I have some of the best memories of his childhood from those years. He is now 20 and went on to become a very good HS player. Could have played college ball but he got burned out by his HS coach. (That's for the HS baseball thread...)

Enjoy these years, guys

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #9: May 08, 2012, 06:37:06 PM »
That's the AAA field - the 9 and older kids play there. The Level A kids play at Stratford Landing.

Didn't know we were neighbors....

Darcy Field was the big leagues when I grew up down there.

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Re: coaching little league
« Reply #10: May 09, 2012, 12:29:49 AM »
I knew someone who coached T ball.  1st day he took them and marched them single file around the bases.  Pointing out along the way "this is 1st base...."