Coaches Preparedness & Training 2018

Pacific Little League Coaches Preparedness and Training Session

Saturday March 3rd 4pm to 6:30pm
St. Thomas MooreChurch, Renggli Room
6511 176th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037

This is a mandatory coach preparedness and training session that is highly focused on refreshing and tuning our minds to training youth baseball players. Think of it as 3 hour spring training for coaches, assistants, and helpers.

Instructed by - Mark Linden from Baseball Positive
The energy passion and 'kid' terminology that Mark shares continue to help build our coaching tool box. The foundation that he's help lay over the many years working with PLL coaches can be seen not only in baseball development but in the joy we see on players and coaches faces week in and week out.

  • Plan a practice - repetition is key, so is familiarity
  • Words that resonate with kids - you say x, they hear y
  • Drills for muscle and mental memory - purposeful fundamentals
  • Fun, Fun, Fun - oh, and they learn :-)
  • How to handle player/kid situations as they arise - getting everyone involved

NEW 2018!
Hitting session, led by Epstein trained hitting instructor David Akiyama.
Further focusing on a consistent unified approach to equipping our coaches, assistance with foundation elements of hitting.

Please make this a priority and we looking forward to seeing you all there, bringing your assistants and parent helpers too! Farm, 89ers, Minors, Baseball and Softball

Coach & Player Development

Pacific Little League (PLL) is deeply committed to being a developmental league. One key aspect of most sporting activities is winning. Even if the scores do not matter, even five year old kids will consistently ask their coach, "who won?"

Final scores are not our primary goal, but rather focusing our attention on "high success". As a league, PLL "wins" when we:

  • Maintain environments (games and practices) where children can win or lose, succeed and fail, and maintain self esteem, integrity, and joy.
  • Provide opportunities for kids to develop baseball skills (physical and mental) which are appropriate for their age.
  • Seek that every child's team experience at PLL is positive. Ultimately, we want kids to have such a positive experience that they look forward to playing another year.
  • Equip adult volunteers (coaches and beyond) to joyfully serve and have a positive experience investing time in the development of our children and community.

PLL pursues this commitment by equipping Coaches, Parents, and Players to join us in creating an environment which is positive and healthy for the development of children.

  • Coaches- First and foremost, coaches create and guard the environment of their teams. Additionally, they commit time to help players develop to their potential and playing ability. Though obviously a high calling for a volunteer position, we are committed to equipping and supporting our coaches toward success.
  • Parents- We desire to support parents in their unique role and provide quality team dynamics for you to "release" your child into for their baseball continued development. We love working with parents who volunteer as a coach or assistant team coach. Ultimately we encourage all PLL parents to encourage the players on your team and play that role for your team to its fullest.
  • Players- Every child is different. They all come with different athletic abilities, drive, and discipline. It is our desire that kids will be able to continue developing solid skills year after year. As a youth recreation league, we do not expect to develop every child to be an All-Star player. We are committed to helping all players advance in self confidence and skills, however the final outcome includes the drive of each child, commitment, and support of the family, and athletic ability.

We are very proud of the community which is Pacific Little League. We believe it is one of the best programs in our state and are committed to learning and being more intentional in our support of families and equipping of our kids.

Thank you for your partnership in this great adventure!

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