Coaches Clinic Saturday, April 9 th , 2011 Bruce Thivierge
Weekend Schedule
Today’s Agenda 9am – 11am <ul><li>General issues, housekeeping items </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Revi...
2011 Board of Directors
A Few Words From the President Scott Dinnis
Opening Day <ul><li>Saturday, April 30 th  (rain date Sunday, May 1st) </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule is still in the works </...
2011 Sponsors <ul><li>Big Dog’s BB-cue </li></ul><ul><li>Bordonaro’s </li></ul><ul><li>Brownstone Barbers </li></ul><ul><l...
District 9 All Stars - 2011 <ul><li>2011 All Star Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Boys 9/10   6/30-7/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Boys 11/...
Composite Bats <ul><li>Dan Flynn </li></ul>http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2011/Jan-Apr/LLBBBatInfo-3-18-11....
<ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
“ Coaching 101”
Why Are You Here?
 
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Coaches roles and responsibilities </li></ul>“ At the start of every season local leagues look for qu...
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Coaches roles and responsibilities </li></ul>“ The heart of Little League is what happens between the...
Coaching 101 <ul><li>“ Touches and swings” </li></ul>
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Communication </li></ul>Manager Players Parents Director Coaches Teams Sponsor
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Get help! </li></ul><ul><li>Your coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Team paren...
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing players </li></ul><ul><li>Sportsmanship </li></ul><ul><li>Skills “layers” </li></ul><ul><li>...
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing practice </li></ul>Practice makes perfect. -Vince Lombardi PERFECT
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing practice </li></ul><ul><li>Run a tight ship </li></ul><ul><li>“ Respect, hustle, equipment”....
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing practice </li></ul><ul><li>Keep practicing after games start </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses in...
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Drills </li></ul><ul><li>The Ripken Way </li></ul><ul><li>More later…. </li></ul>http://www.amazon.co...
Coaching 101 <ul><li>Sister Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to a team in the division below you </li></ul><ul><li>Invite...
<ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
Player placement Goal :   To place players in the division that best allows them to learn, develop as players and have a s...
Player Placement - BB <ul><li>“ Age appropriate” placement for all BB divisions </li></ul><ul><li>Re-draft of Majors BB Di...
Player placement INSTRUCTIONAL BB MINORS BB MAJORS BB 6 AND 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 AND 12
Evaluation Process, Player Data <ul><li>Single day evals </li></ul><ul><li>20 minute look at each player </li></ul><ul><li...
Evaluation Process: A Better Way <ul><li>Coach feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cl...
Player placement <ul><li>Goal :   </li></ul><ul><li>To place players in the division that best allows them to learn, devel...
<ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
Web Resources
Web Resources <ul><li>Little League website </li></ul><ul><li>Little League coaches website </li></ul><ul><li>PLL site </l...
Web Resources <ul><li>Little League website  www.littleleague.org </li></ul>
Web Resources <ul><li>Little League coaches website  www.littleleaguecoach.org </li></ul>
Web Resources <ul><li>Portland Little League website  www.portlandctlittleleague.org </li></ul>
Web Resources <ul><li>Portland Little League coaches website  http://pllcoaches.wordpress.com/ </li></ul>
Web Resources <ul><li>Youtube  http://www.youtube.com/   </li></ul>
Web Resources <ul><li>Resources you find or use… </li></ul>Please send them to me and I will add to the “Links” page on th...
<ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
Training Aids, Equipment
Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill Training Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Batting cages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tr...
Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill – Batting Cages </li></ul>
 
 
 
Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill Training Area </li></ul>
Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill - Training Mounds </li></ul><ul><li>The four pitching mounds/areas break out as...
Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill – New Pitching Machine </li></ul>Jugs Pitching Machine http://jugssports.com/  ...
Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Indoor Equipment and Training Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Winter clinics very successful </li...
<ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
Summary, Q&A, Discussion <ul><li>General issues, housekeeping items </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Revie...
 
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  • Welcome and thank you! 9:15-9:30 Overview, Review Agenda, Timeline, Material, Topics for the session. Also &amp;quot;housekeeping&amp;quot; items “ Scanning&amp;quot; station for Drivers Licenses Pass out volunteer forms to fill out Distribute training materials (packets) Coaches shirts Introductions: Board members present Eric last, Eric speaks Clinic starts
  • Teaching skills in &amp;quot;layers&amp;quot;, adding complexity a little at a time Teaching kids how to lose &amp;quot;Teachable moments&amp;quot;: stop the game, stop the practice and instruct Reaching out to parents for help Parent drills for home: wiffle ball pitching and hitting play catch Toss grounders, flies 10 or 15 minutes after dinner increases touches and swings and really helps!
  • Let your team – and their parents – know which methods you will be using to communicate schedule changes and updates during the season Whichever methods you choose, stick with them.  Strive to keep your players – and their parents – informed all season long. You may need to be flexible (i.e. some do not have email) Players: expectations, goals Parents: EVERYTHING Other teams in your division: thru director usually Coaches: your team coaches and also managers from other teams (usually thru director) Directors: practice and games schedules, division specific rules, questions Sponsor: new this year, still working this out. Consider adding to your mailing list.
  • NO GRUMPY COACHES!! Get some help. Team parents. I have a list but you should reach out yourself. Things they can do: handle your phone calls or text messages to team, emails, distribute uniforms, bring team water in summer, etc, etc
  • Teaching skills in &amp;quot;layers&amp;quot;, adding complexity a little at a time Teaching kids how to lose &amp;quot;Teachable moments&amp;quot;: stop the game, stop the practice and instruct Reaching out to parents for help Parent drills for home: wiffle ball pitching and hitting play catch Toss grounders, flies 10 or 15 minutes after dinner increases touches and swings and really helps!
  • Practice correctly. This can be a challenge if you’re understaffed.
  • Meet with coaches, communicate, be on the same page, one has to know what you’re doing, don’t be SHY!
  • Think outside the box! Don&apos;t get stuck in the same old drill routine! TRY THINGS! Actually DO the things you are trying to teach so you know what you&apos;re saying PRACTICE with your own kids, try drills, techniques for teaching, see what works and what doesn&apos;t Rely on other coaches, work together, learn from each other
  • Different than last year, no pairings. Find a team and hook up! Up to you guys what you do with this! Suggestions: Bring younger players (and their coaches) up to your practices Help out with a practice Joint practices Attend a game together as a team, this works as a drill Have older players help out at Instructional games (ump, coach, etc) Assist with scrimmages Wiffle ball games Sky is the limit! Try to at least do 1 thing together.
  • “ Age appropriate”
  • Discussion of “age appropriate” and what we really mean by that Put players where they have the best chance to succeed!
  • Ratings based on 20 minute evaluation in the gym in mid-winter Many kids not successful, not ready for move Results in: Reduced playing time Developing pitchers and/or catchers lose a year, may not see much action Results a bad experience for the child, not an environment they can be successful in Some left and did not return
  • 1000 coaches total in 4 sessions Jan 25-27 at Petco Park.
  • Code is- 111111 Coach must enter his email and create a password as well.
  • Adding more content all the time Schedules: directors let me know if you want this Calendar Links Meeting minutes Forms
  • Drills sorted by category Will add more stuff as we go, I’m behind on this
  • Training idea: send links to youtube videos to your team, have them watch either to prepare for something you have coming up at a practice or to reinforce something you taught at a practice. Kids love youtube videos
  • Code is- 111111 Coach must enter his email and create a password as well.
  • Code is- 111111 Coach must enter his email and create a password as well.
  • Code is- 111111 Coach must enter his email and create a password as well.
  • Pll coaches clinic 2011

    1. 1. Coaches Clinic Saturday, April 9 th , 2011 Bruce Thivierge
    2. 2. Weekend Schedule
    3. 3. Today’s Agenda 9am – 11am <ul><li>General issues, housekeeping items </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Review – Player Placement, Evals, Etc </li></ul><ul><li>**BREAK** </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources, Info </li></ul><ul><li>Training Aids, Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Summary, Q&A, Discussion </li></ul>
    4. 4. 2011 Board of Directors
    5. 5. A Few Words From the President Scott Dinnis
    6. 6. Opening Day <ul><li>Saturday, April 30 th (rain date Sunday, May 1st) </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule is still in the works </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch, Hit and Run competitions for BB Minors and Majors Divisions </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul>
    7. 7. 2011 Sponsors <ul><li>Big Dog’s BB-cue </li></ul><ul><li>Bordonaro’s </li></ul><ul><li>Brownstone Barbers </li></ul><ul><li>Butler Const. </li></ul><ul><li>Cavaliere’s Bakery </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Cote’s Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Kronholm Ins. </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Mormile Chiropractic </li></ul>OS of CC Portland Auto Portland Paint and Hardware Standard Knapp T&S Oil Top Dog Tri-Town YMCA Camp Ingersoll
    8. 8. District 9 All Stars - 2011 <ul><li>2011 All Star Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Boys 9/10   6/30-7/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Boys 11/12  7/5-7/17 </li></ul><ul><li>Boys 13/14  7/14-7/19 </li></ul><ul><li>Softball: TBD </li></ul>
    9. 9. Composite Bats <ul><li>Dan Flynn </li></ul>http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2011/Jan-Apr/LLBBBatInfo-3-18-11.htm
    10. 10. <ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
    11. 11. “ Coaching 101”
    12. 12. Why Are You Here?
    13. 14. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Coaches roles and responsibilities </li></ul>“ At the start of every season local leagues look for quality people to fill the most important role in their program: the Coach.” -Al Price
    14. 15. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Coaches roles and responsibilities </li></ul>“ The heart of Little League is what happens between the adult manager/coach and player. It is the manager more than any other individual who controls the situation in which the players may be benefited. Improving the level of leadership in this vital area must be a continuing effort. ” –Little League
    15. 16. Coaching 101 <ul><li>“ Touches and swings” </li></ul>
    16. 17. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
    17. 18. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Communication </li></ul>Manager Players Parents Director Coaches Teams Sponsor
    18. 19. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Get help! </li></ul><ul><li>Your coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Team parents </li></ul><ul><li>Me </li></ul>
    19. 20. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing players </li></ul><ul><li>Sportsmanship </li></ul><ul><li>Skills “layers” </li></ul><ul><li>Winning </li></ul><ul><li>Losing </li></ul><ul><li>Teachable moments </li></ul><ul><li>Managing parents </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out </li></ul><ul><li>Assign jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Give them drill ideas for home </li></ul><ul><li>League help </li></ul>
    20. 21. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing practice </li></ul>Practice makes perfect. -Vince Lombardi PERFECT
    21. 22. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing practice </li></ul><ul><li>Run a tight ship </li></ul><ul><li>“ Respect, hustle, equipment”...structure your practices </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your work, work your plan </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent message between coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Have enough help (for games too!) </li></ul><ul><li>Stations maximize touches and swings </li></ul>
    22. 23. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Managing practice </li></ul><ul><li>Keep practicing after games start </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses in games </li></ul><ul><li>Think outside the box, push yourself to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Try drills yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Practice with your own kids </li></ul><ul><li>Lean on, learn from other coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Always try to end practice with something fun! </li></ul>
    23. 24. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Drills </li></ul><ul><li>The Ripken Way </li></ul><ul><li>More later…. </li></ul>http://www.amazon.com/Coaching-Youth-Baseball-Ripken-Way/dp/0736067825/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302352006&sr=8-1
    24. 25. Coaching 101 <ul><li>Sister Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to a team in the division below you </li></ul><ul><li>Invite to a practice </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun!! </li></ul>
    25. 26. <ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
    26. 27. Player placement Goal : To place players in the division that best allows them to learn, develop as players and have a successful and fulfilling baseball season with PLL.
    27. 28. Player Placement - BB <ul><li>“ Age appropriate” placement for all BB divisions </li></ul><ul><li>Re-draft of Majors BB Division – 2 nd year </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation process, where we are and where we are headed </li></ul><ul><li>Player information “database” </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches feedback critical! </li></ul>
    28. 29. Player placement INSTRUCTIONAL BB MINORS BB MAJORS BB 6 AND 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 AND 12
    29. 30. Evaluation Process, Player Data <ul><li>Single day evals </li></ul><ul><li>20 minute look at each player </li></ul><ul><li>Many factors can effect (i.e. winter rust) </li></ul>
    30. 31. Evaluation Process: A Better Way <ul><li>Coach feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tournaments, All Stars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall Ball </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total number of “seasons” played in past year </li></ul><ul><li>Number of years in prior division </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional maturity/readiness to move to next level </li></ul><ul><li>Grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Parents input/special requests </li></ul>What we need is a player “report card”!
    31. 32. Player placement <ul><li>Goal : </li></ul><ul><li>To place players in the division that best allows them to learn, develop as players and have a successful and fulfilling baseball season with PLL. </li></ul>
    32. 33. <ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
    33. 34. Web Resources
    34. 35. Web Resources <ul><li>Little League website </li></ul><ul><li>Little League coaches website </li></ul><ul><li>PLL site </li></ul><ul><li>PLL coaches site </li></ul><ul><li>Kenny Buford </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many more! </li></ul>
    35. 36. Web Resources <ul><li>Little League website www.littleleague.org </li></ul>
    36. 37. Web Resources <ul><li>Little League coaches website www.littleleaguecoach.org </li></ul>
    37. 38. Web Resources <ul><li>Portland Little League website www.portlandctlittleleague.org </li></ul>
    38. 39. Web Resources <ul><li>Portland Little League coaches website http://pllcoaches.wordpress.com/ </li></ul>
    39. 40. Web Resources <ul><li>Youtube http://www.youtube.com/ </li></ul>
    40. 41. Web Resources <ul><li>Resources you find or use… </li></ul>Please send them to me and I will add to the “Links” page on the Coaches site. [email_address]
    41. 42. <ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
    42. 43. Training Aids, Equipment
    43. 44. Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill Training Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Batting cages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training mounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pitching machines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indoor Gear Sets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas for indoor work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hitting Nets </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas, requests? </li></ul>
    44. 45. Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill – Batting Cages </li></ul>
    45. 49. Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill Training Area </li></ul>
    46. 50. Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill - Training Mounds </li></ul><ul><li>The four pitching mounds/areas break out as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1. One is a softball pitching area </li></ul><ul><li>2. One is a Little League Minor/Majors regulation mound </li></ul><ul><li>3. Two are for Jr's and Sr's as they are regulation mounds </li></ul>
    47. 51. Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Rose Hill – New Pitching Machine </li></ul>Jugs Pitching Machine http://jugssports.com/ “ Curveball Machine” Operating instructions attached to unit.
    48. 52. Training Aids, Equipment <ul><li>Indoor Equipment and Training Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Winter clinics very successful </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor equipment bags (2) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor baseballs, tennis balls, wiffle balls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Swift stick </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hitting tents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Drills </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No live pitching/hitting except for wiffle balls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Station work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pitchers, catchers, throwing drills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hitting games, home run derby </li></ul></ul></ul>
    49. 53. <ul><li>QUESTIONS SO FAR? </li></ul>
    50. 54. Summary, Q&A, Discussion <ul><li>General issues, housekeeping items </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Review – Player Placement, Evals, Etc </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources, Info </li></ul><ul><li>Training Aids, Equipment </li></ul>

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