Coaching Handbooks from Little League International
Posted Mar 31, 2015

T-Ball 

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.

T-Ball:
- 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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw7qsy8gnnA&feature=youtu.be

A - adds on to T-Ball before baserunning:
- Straight leg march
- Trunk rotation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Jcy6oFHrQ&feature=youtu.be

AA
- adds on to A before baserunning:
- Walking lunge with lateral flexion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvScmiS3nf4&feature=youtu.be


AAA - adds on to to AA before baserunning:
- Goal post
- Single leg deadlift
- Leg sweep
- Two 40 yard sprints (after baserunning)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzDcP12Xxcw&feature=youtu.be

Majors - adds on to AAA before running drills:
- 100 Jumping Jacks
- 100 Mountain Climbers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGTlWeadafw&feature=youtu.be

 
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.