Indiana District 8: District News

Wednesday, February 26
Big Al Clinic to be Hosted in District 8
District 8 has scheduled a coach's clinic for March 12 and 13 in District 8.  The clinics will be at the Avon Middle School South.  The school is located at

Avon Middle School South

7199 East US Highway 36

Avon, IN  46123

 The March 12 class is for coaches of players aged 9-12.  Big Al describes the class as follows:

 

TRAINING SESSION
for coaches and managers of players 9-12 years old 

A hands on training session for anyone working with Minor and Major Division players. Using his ‘TEACH IT - TRY IT - GAME IT' approach, Big Al will get you out on the gym floor and lead you through warm-ups, throwing, catching, fielding ground balls, fly balls, base running, hitting, bunting, pitching and catching behind the plate. Big Al and Scott will introduce several drills and a practice planning approach for your complete season.

 

The March 13 class is for coaches of players aged 5-8.  Big Al describes this class as follows:

 

TRAINING SESSION
for coaches and parents of players 5-8 years old

Hands on training for coaches at Tee-ball, Coach-Pitch and Machine-Pitch levels. Big Al and Scott will get you out on the gym floor to demonstrate effective ways to teach the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, fielding ground balls, fly balls, base running, pitching and catching positions and hitting live and off a tee. Throughout the session you will experience Big Al`s complete practice and game planning approach.

 

Cost is $25.00 per coach up to a maximum of $300.00 from your league.  Contact your league to see if they have signed up for the full pakcage.

 



blunttrauma
Wednesday, January 16
Safety First in the Preseason

Everybody is starting to think about baseball as registration, player evaluation and drafts are getting underway.  Soon your coaches will start their practices or maybe some of your kids are doing winter workouts.  Lets think about safety in our training.

 Coaches be aware that bats are a significant weapon when used normally without adult supervision.  Kids don't want to hurt kids but they also don't look around themselves to insure that they have sufficent clearance before they start swinging their bats.   Little League has a game rule about no bats in the hands of players 12 and under except if the child is up to bat.  This was the common sense solution to not allowing kids to swing bats unless there was a purpose and supervision.

Think before you start an activity which might involve a hazard to the kids.

 

Mark Commons, District Administrator

Indiana 8



Meeting on the Mound

Lance Lynn
Lance Lynn Pitching for the Cardinals
Wednesday, November 2
District 8 Little League Graduate Pitches a Perfect 8th Inning in World Series Final Game

   One of our own showed the rest of the baseball public that playing Little League baseball at Brownsburg Little League can lead to great things.  Lance Lynn, a 1999 Little League World Series player for the Brownsburg Little League all-star team pitched in the MLB World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.

   Lance pitched a perfect 8th inning in the final game of the Cardinals winning effort.  Lance got Josh Hamilton to ground out to second, then he got DH Michael Young to pop up to 1st baseman, Albert Pujols, and then finally, stuck out the dangerous hitter Adrian Beltre for the final out of the inning.

   Congratulations to Lance and i'm sure that everyone in Indiana District 8 wishes him well and continued success.