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  1. kanga12

    Baseball Drills (Covid-19 Version)

    First of all, I can't believe it's already been 6+ years since I first started coaching/managing a Little League team. I still remember when I first started out how much help you all were in getting me ready with all your tips, drills, advice, etc. back when I started at the t-ball level. Over...
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    World Series 2018--Red Sox vs. Dodgers

    Any news/updates on injuries or status of Xander, Nunez, Moreland, etc.? My biggest concern from the marathon game last night/this morning is how these guys bounce back or recover physically...Xander definitely seemed like he was grimacing at some of his at-bats...
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    Chelsea Favreau Scholarship Auction Item - Fenway Photo

    Let's bump this up -- $150.
  4. kanga12

    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    That IT interview sounded even worse in contrast to the KD interview several weeks back.
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    2016 College Football Week 3: In which Miami goes to Appalachia

    ...and Texas had no timeouts left.
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    LL Hitting Drills

    Yeah, for a couple of players we have them choking up on the bat a bit. It's hilarious, one kid has this bright neon orange bat with flames on it and every single player wants to hit with it -- even though it's too long for many of the rest of the team... Good tip. Will try this out.
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    LL Hitting Drills

    Thanks fellas -- this is all helpful. I think for a couple of players it may be the weight of the bat -- they don't have any difficulty swinging through when hitting plastic balls but it does seem like when they hit the game balls they don't follow through as PaulinMyrBch noted.
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    LL Hitting Drills

    The kids are 5-7.
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    LL Hitting Drills

    After a fun season coaching t-ball last year (much of it due to all your advice and suggestions), I've moved up to coaching coach-pitch this season. One thing I've noticed is that some of our players are not swinging all the way through -- I think much of it is they are just trying to make...
  10. kanga12

    2016 NBA Draft

    Coming into the tournament, Brown was not playing well: 3/11: 3-17, 12 points against Utah (Pac-12 Tournament) 3/10: 1-6, 8 points against Oregon State w/ 6 turnovers (Pac-12 Tournament) 3/5: 3-10, 10 points against Arizona State 3/3: 2-9, 5 points against Arizona. Fouled out of the game...
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    NCAA College Football: Week 6 Discussion

    Battle of the only undefeated Pac-12 teams left between Cal (#23) at Utah (#5)
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    First time LL Manager (T-ball) - Help Me!

    So we have about 4 more weeks left of the season.  Can't believe how fast it's been!   We started coach-pitching about 3 weeks ago and about half of our players are able to hit coach-pitching consistently while the other half are able to but not as consistently -- but it's been exciting to see...
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    First time LL Manager (T-ball) - Help Me!

    So we had our first practice this week. Many of the parents thought I was a veteran coach -- much thanks to Big Al and all your advice!   Overall I couldn't be happier with our first practice -- all the kids were engaged throughout the different blocks (warmup/stretching, throwing, catching...
  14. kanga12

    First time LL Manager (T-ball) - Help Me!

    Thanks Beerabelli for the link. This is helpful. Also thanks Fred not Lynn for the Big Al training recommendation. I went to it last night and feel 100x more ready to plan and run a practice. We have our first practice next week!
  15. kanga12

    First time LL Manager (T-ball) - Help Me!

    Good stuff -- keep 'em coming, fellas.   So in our league for t-ball, games last 3 innings where each team gets to have the full lineup bat.  And they recommended the "Beerabelli" batting order system.   In practices, how much do you actually use regulation t-balls vs. tennis balls vs. plastic...
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    First time LL Manager (T-ball) - Help Me!

      Thanks -- I am planning on checking it out!   Also found out my league is putting on a workshop for managers/coaches in the coming week so hopefully that'll be helpful and I can also commiserate and learn with other rookies.   This has been very helpful.  I'm getting less anxious and more...
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    First time LL Manager (T-ball) - Help Me!

    This is super-helpful.  Thanks everyone for the input and suggestions -- as well as specific drills I can use.    I just found out from the coordinator that I'll have 9 players on my team which seems like a nice manageable number. I get the list of parents and their emails soon and will...
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    First time LL Manager (T-ball) - Help Me!

    I'll be managing a t-ball (ages 4-6) team for the first time this season. At this point I don't how many players will be on our team or what's the range of skill level for the players.  I've started looking online for different practice/drills that might be suitable for this age/level.  I'm...
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    Wicked Smart: Celtics select Marcus Smart with No. 6 pick

      Here's the video highlights of Smart's defense against Wiggins (link)