MSLL Coaching Methodology
MSLL Coaching Director Steve Armistead is driving an initiative to standardize coaching methods across all teams in MSLL. Starting in 2016 Steve produced Coaches Manuals to be given to all teams in the Rookie Junior and Rookie Senior divisions. These manuals cover the goals and expectations for each division, as well as detailed instructions on teaching skills and drills that can be used during practices. Moving forward Steve will be looking to expand these Coaching Manuals to other MSLL divisions.
Teams are strongly advised to read and follow the advice given in these manuals so that all MSLL players can expect to receive consistent coaching direction regardless of their team placement each season.
MSLL recommends the Little League coaching courses for all our coaches. These courses are run each Spring shortly before the season starts and are hosted by different leagues in the Greater Vancouver area. These courses are free and any MSLL parent (whether planning to coach or not) is welcome to attend.
2017 Teaching for Tomorrow Courses
|Introduction to Baseball Basics (4-8)||TBA||TBA|
|Beyond Baseball Basics (9-12)||TBA||TBA|
|Extra Innings (13+)||TBA||TBA|
Little League University
Little League International recognizes and appreciates the challenges that come with being a Little League coach, so it has developed a free on-line coaching resource that coaches can turn to for reference, education, or to stay current with the latest drills and coaching techniques. This website includes drills, practice plans and detailed videos designed for coaches of all baseball levels. This is an excellent resource, and we thoroughly recommend all our coaches to make regular use of this website.
Little League University: www.littleleagueu.org
This is a privately maintained website which focused on providing free youth baseball coaching information. This website is dedicated to helping coaches provide the best positive learning environment for their team.
Check it out at: www.qcbaseball.com
Professional Coaching Organizations
The following organizations offer professional baseball coaching in the Lower Mainland. These can be good options for off-season training, or additional in-season practice sessions.
Inside Performance – North Vancouver
The Bull Pen – New Westminster
Last Raps – Various Locations