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Cedar Mill Little League: Division Rules

For information regarding rules specific to each level of play in the Cedar Mill Little League go to the main 'Coaches' tab HERE. 

Little League® International Resources

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Little League® International Website: For Coaches

Little League® Training

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Backyard Tips

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USA Baseball Resources

USA Baseball Mobile Coach App

Practice Plans, Drills, Courses, Strength and Conditioning from USA Baseball. Download this very useful coaching tool on your Iphone or Android mobile device, or use the desktop version.

USA Baseball Virtual Coach Clinics

Advanced Concepts & Training for Upper Division Coaches & Beyond...

2023 Little League® Rulebook

Official Little League® rules for 2023 click HERE

Rulebook App

The Little League® Rulebook App contains the Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies for all divisions of Baseball...

Rule Changes & Clarifications

Significant Updates...

Regular Season Pitching Rules

Pitching Rules & Baseball Pitch Count by League Age...

Little League Baseball® Bat Information

Bats must have the USA Bat Logo to be approved for use...

The Matheny Manifesto

Mike Matheny, current Kansas City Royals manager and former professional baseball catcher, was asked to coach Little League baseball in the St. Louis area. As a veteran of youth sports, he had been witness to events that disturbed him. He saw plenty of overbearing coaches and conflict with aggressive parents. On a flight home he opened his laptop computer and started to write his terms for being a Little League coach.

His “manifesto” was about his philosophy and the basic rules for his way of improving the ballgame experience for the young men playing it. It was to be a team without parental intrusion, without a guarantee of winning, but with a faith-inspired building block of character development. Initially many parents were reluctant to join but soon Mike’s method proved to be successful at character development and winning.

A summary of his manifesto main points:

  1. Parents are the problem and the solution.
  2. Officiating will be bad, but it’s okay.
  3. Focus on the mental aspect just as much as the physical aspect.
  4. Parents must trust the coaches and coaches must be trustworthy.
  5. Family events outweigh sports events.

As a parent of a young man playing baseball, you need to read this. As a leader you also need to read it. This is truly leadership in action at the point it can truly make a difference … at the level of a young man. Of course it also applies to young ladies too.

 A Must Read For all Sports Parents and Coaches:

Hit like the Babe!

Hit like the Babe...

CMLL Coaching Clinic - 2023

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CMLL Instructional Videos

CMLL Baseball Drills

Hitting-Throwing-Catching. Learn from Josh Wight, a CMLL Coaching Legend...

Coach Deck

Coach Deck

Shuffle through 52 color-coded drills that teach kids the valuable fundamentals, while leaving in the fun. Designed by coaches for coaches.

BASEBALL BOOKS

Pitching, by Bob Shaw

Arguably the best Pitching book ever written...

THE MAKING OF A HITTER, by Jim Lefebvre

Excellent book on Hitting...

The Science of Hitting, by Ted Williams

Ted Williams! Need I say more...

Ultimate Baseball Training

Meet Coach Justin!

Coach Justin helps players develop more confidence in their game by mastering the fundamentals and teaching players to train the way pros do!  He is one of the premier elite baseball trainers in the world and is currently a collegiate baseball player.

He is the leader of one of the best baseball training channels on You Tube (Baseball Secrets) and has helped players at every single level get better.  Justin is grateful to have the privilege to lead you in your journey to becoming the best baseball player that you can be.


Ultimate Baseball Training Website

Baseball Instructional Videos

Ultimate Baseball Training

Excellent Instructional Videos on Proper Baseball Technique...

You Go Pro Baseball

Baseball Drills and Fundamental from Former Pro John Madden...

Antonelli Baseball

Baseball Drills and Fundamentals from Former Pro Matt Antonelli...

Coach Dan Blewett

Instructional Videos From Former Professional Baseball Pitcher Dan Blewett

Arm Health & Conditioning


Arm Health, Arm Conditioning for Baseball and Mental Training. Get J-Bands!