T-Ball, A, and AA Coaches Meeting (3/13/19)
Posted Mar 12, 2019

Event:  T-Ball, A, and AA Coaches meeting

Wednesday, March 13th, 7-9 pm at Villa Sport

First of all, thank you very much for stepping up to coach a Cedar Mill Little League team!  We've got over 560 players this year, and we're looking forward to another great season of baseball!  Without volunteers like you, Cedar Mill LL simply wouldn't exist.  Your players, and especially your own kids, will remember you forever as the coach who taught them how to play baseball.  I still remember my first baseball coach.  You'll remember your players, too.  It's fun to run into them around town and have them call you coach years after you actually coached them.
The coaches meeting for AA, A, and T-ball is set for Wednesday, March 13th at Villa Sport starting at 7pm.  We have the room until 9pm, but it shouldn't take that long.  Each team should send at least one coach.
Rough Agenda:
  • Season Overview
  • Safety Talk
  • Fields Discussion
  • Division Breakouts - Led by Division Coordinator
    • Rules Review
    • Rules Revision if desired
    • Schedule Discussion
      • Coach constraints (if not done beforehand)
      • Get the first week set before you leave for AA and A
        • Practices can start as early as Saturday, March 16th for AA and A
        • Practices start April 1 for T-ball
    • Team names (if not done beforehand)
    • Team Connect Discussion for anybody new to it

I know the next question is, "When will the rosters be released?"  The answer is soon.  There are still a few things to work out, and Team Connect will be opened up.

Also, you will not get your practice field assignments until at least two coaches from each team have taken mandatory annual concussion training and submitted their completed form to Shelby Doss at safety@cmllonline.org.  This is an Oregon state law.  Ideally you'll have it done before the meeting.  If you have taken it for another sport in July 2018 or later, you can send that certificate and do not have to retake the course.   HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training | HEADS UP | CDC Injury Center
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training | HEADS UP | CDC Injury Center


See you there!
Jason HoschCMLL Field Coordinator


Coaching Development Clinics - Spring 2019
Posted Jan 10, 2019

Event: Positive Coaching Alliance (Mandatory for all new and returning coaches)

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time:  9:00-10:30am

Location:  McMahon Hall, St. Pius Church (1280 NW Saltzman Road)

We are pleased to inform you of our continued partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and excited to announce our first Coaches Seminar of the season.  The “Double-Goal Coach: Culture, Practices and Games” Seminar.  This mandatory seminar for all new and returning CMLL coaches provides a working platform to plan and discuss how we will together prepare for an upcoming, rewarding season.  This nationally acclaimed training program will give you ideas on creating a team culture that encourages athletes to give their best effort, cultivate a positive, dynamic team atmosphere, maintaining composure in difficult situations, and more!  We look forward to seeing you all there.


Event: Friends of Baseball Coaching Clinic

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019  *rescheduled due to inclement weather in February

Time: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Multnomah Athletic Club Ballroom (Free on-site parking l Refreshments provided.)

Registration Fee: None (CMLL is paying for the league to attend)

This clinic is open to all youth baseball and softball coaches throughout Oregon and Washington. Cedar Mill Little League has paid a lump sum to enable any number of CMLL coaches to attend. If you plan to attend this clinic please email Jason Hosch at fields@cmllonline.org by Tuesday, January 30th. He will need to provide them with a list of coaches from Cedar Mill Little League.


Event: Annual District 4 Len Clarke Coaching Clinic.

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Garden Home Athletic Center

Registration Fee: None

Len Clarke will be giving his annual coaching clinic again at noon at the Garden Home Rec Center. Len has been teaching coaches how to coach baseball in Portland for many years, and it is highly encouraged to attend this clinic.  This clinic is particularly good for first time coaches at the younger levels.

Event: CMLL Pitching Coaching Clinic by Len Clarke

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Cedar Hills Rec Center

Registration Fee: None

Len Clarke will be giving a special coaching clinic focusing on teaching young baseball players how to pitch.  This clinic is geared towards coaches at the Majors, Minors, AAA, and even AA levels.

Coaching Handbooks from Little League International
Posted Mar 31, 2015


Coach Pitch


CMLL Warmups
Posted Mar 17, 2018

Part of our efforts to standardize coaching in Cedar Mill Little League starts with the warmup routines before games and practices.

This series of videos addresses the warmup before playing catch (all levels) and bat checks (Majors level).  The intention is that each division builds on the previous.  For example, AA teams will do the T-ball, A, and AA warmups.

- Shoulder circles forward and backward
- Figure 8
- Shoulder stretch
- Baserunning   
   - Run through 1st base   
   - Run 1st to 2nd and stop, 2nd to 3rd and stop, 3rd to home and through home plate   
   - Run around all four bases starting at home

A - adds on to T-Ball before baserunning:
- Straight leg march
- Trunk rotation

- adds on to A before baserunning:
- Walking lunge with lateral flexion

AAA - adds on to to AA before baserunning:
- Goal post
- Single leg deadlift
- Leg sweep
- Two 40 yard sprints (after baserunning)

Majors - adds on to AAA before running drills:
- 100 Jumping Jacks
- 100 Mountain Climbers

Pitch counts and scoring

For AAA and Majors managers, please see attachment as an explanation of how pitch counts will be recorded. As a bonus, the scoring mechanism is also covered in this document:

Pitch Counts

Pitch Count Chart
Posted Apr 16, 2014
  1. 2018 Little League International Baseball Regular Season and Tournament Pitching Rules for pitchers age twelve and under are printed below for your reference (http://www.littleleague.org/learn/rules/pitch-count.htm):
    1. If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four calendar days of rest must be observed.
    2. If a player pitches 51-65 pitchers a day, three calendar days of rest must be observed.
    3. If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two calendar days of rest must be observed.
    4. If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one calendar day of rest must be observed.
    5. If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no days of rest is required (pitcher may pitch next day).
    6. A pitcher is allowed to finish the batter that is being faced at the end on each of these day breaks. Ex: the 35th pitch is strike one to the batter.  The pitcher can finish that batter.  The pitcher will only rest 2 days.  If the pitcher throws one pitch to the next batter that pitcher will now need 3 days rest.  No exceptions to the pitch threshold will be allowed after 40 pitches if the pitcher wants to catch later in the game (40 hard stop)
  2. A pitcher must be removed from the mound who reaches the pitch limit for his/her age group (http://www.littleleague.org/learn/rules/pitch-count.htm):
    1. League Ages 11-12 may pitch up to 85 pitches per day
    2. League Ages 9-10 may pitch up to 75 pitches per day
    3. League Age 8 may pitch up to 50 pitches per day
    4. Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch to that batter until batter is retired, reaches base safely, or the third out is made to end the half-inning.

Exception:  If a pitcher reaches the limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch to that batter until batter is retired, reaches base safely, or the third out is made to end the half-inning.

  1.        A pitcher who pitches 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of the day (page 40).
  2.       Any player who has played the position of catcher for four or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day (page 40).  This rule becomes effective if the catcher catches any part of a fourth inning.
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