- WELCOME TO THE 2018 BASEBALL SEASON!!!
FIELD CONDTIONS MONDAY, JULY 18TH
WJCC Small Field CLOSED - NO RALLY CAP
WJCC Big Field - OPEN
Waverley Legion - OPEN
McDonald Sports Park - OPEN
Grand Lake - OPEN
Sackville/Bedford - Click Here
Hi coaches, today we put together and brought down to the back room of WJCC a brand new TWO WHEELED PITCHING MACHINE. I have taken the green one out temporarily to repair so there are still two machines there, if you are running a practice on the Small Field and want a machine please use the older blue one.
The new two wheel is heavy and we do not want it carried down to the small field, it is only to be used in the batting cage, there are a fair number of moving parts so car is to be taken, a few rules/info to follow:
1) Under no circumstances is a player allowed to use the machine to make pitches, only coaches or adults can "feed" the machine
2) the instructions on how to set the machine are on the actual machine, for example it tells you there to throw a fastball at 40 MPH you set the top wheel at 7 and the bottom wheel at 3. There are different settings for 50 mph etc etc, the machine will also throw cures etc but we dopn't encourage a lot of that in the cage, the instructions on it show the configuration of the two wheels etc.
3) there are dials to set the wheels higher or lower and also to move them to the side etc
PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE CAUTION AS THERE ARE TWO WHEELS SPINNING - IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY IT DOES HAVE PROPER HANDLES WHERE YOU CAN PLACE YOUR HANDS WHEN MOVING WHEELS, SET UP ETC. YOU CAN BOOK THE USE OF THE CAGE THRU OUR WEBSITE HERE.
Hi folks, as advised at our session last week Barry will be away on Sunday, July 22nd but a group of our parent coaches have volunteered to run the session, do set up etc so this session will go ahead. Thanks to all of those that help out week to week, kids are doing great. Morgan will open the canteen around 3:30 that day so you can get balls & gear and of course get the kids treats when they are done!!
THE NOVICE SESSION THE FOLLOWING WEEK (JULY 29th) HOWEVER IS CANCELLED AS OUR GIANT ANNUAL (21ST YEAR) ROOKIE (8/9 YR OLDS) IS ON ALL WEEK-END ON BOTH FIELDS AT WJCC AND WE HAVE NO AVAILABLE FIELDS THIS TIME OF YEAR TO MOVE IT ANYWHERE ELSE.
* If you want to see where your kids are headed our Rookie baseball is fun and exciting and this is the biggest Rookie tournament in the Province each year with teams coming from Springhill, Dartmouth etc etc, feel free to drop down and cheer the kids on - we have 7 LWF Rookie teams entered!
Hope you are having a great Summer
Barry will be away for the next 2nd year Rally Cap session on July 18th from 7 - 8 pm but a group of parent coaches have volunteered to run and set up this session. Congratulations to our players who passed their first test last week and were awarded their "green".hats and are doing fantastic this year. For anyone who missed last weeks test session Barry will test them at the session two weeks from now..
The next "hat" we will be working on is the "blue" hats and it has some difficult skills but we will do our best to get them ready. It is time to put a\way (for the most part) the batting tees and start working on parent pitching and we will gradually work in full real bats and the softer type gym balls.
Skills to be worked on for the blue hats are:
1) able to make one throw of 50 feet
2) able to catch 5 of 10 pop flies not directly throw to me
3) able to run top 2nd base and make a "slide"
4) able to hit 5 of 10 from a pitcher (underhanded).
5) know the difference between fair & foul, a single, double, triple and home run and between a strike and a ball
See you in 10 days or so.
Thanks for all your help, the kids are going great!!
This is for the 1st year group (5:45 - 6:45), Barry will be away this Wednesday, July 18th but a group of our parents coaches have volunteered to set up fields and run the session and of course hand out treats afterwards which are in the canteen. Morgan will open the canteen building around 5:25 so you can access equipment and will help with the treats.
Congrats to the players who won their grey caps last week, I will test those that were away when I get back on the 25th. The next "Cap" we will be working towards is the black hats. Some of the skills we need to work on for that are:
1) able to throw one ball 25 feet
2) able to catch 5 of 10 "fly" balls
3) able to hit 5 of 10 underhanded pitched balls
4) able to run around the bases without stopping
5) name at least 3 ways to get someone "out"
* ONE DRILL FOR SURE TO WORK ON IS TO HAVE THEM CATCH MEDIUM FLY BALLS WITH BARE HANDS (MAKES THEM USE TWO HANDS MORE
* we can get rid of the tee's now and start pitching underhanded, to start keep using the big whiffle balls.
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LWF - Tri-County 2018 Season Success
COMPETITIVE AND RECREATIONAL BASEBALL FOR ALL AGES
We welcome you to the LWF (Fall River & District) Minor Baseball Website. Our Association has over 400 players ranging from Novice (4/5 yrs old) right through to Intermediate (19 and up) with both rep and rec teams in all divisions. We will be adding information all year so please feel free to browse through and if you have any questions call Barry at 902-861-1171. LWF Minor Baseball Association is also a partner with Sackville & Bedford to form the Tri-County Rangers Rep baseball teams that play in the N.S Bluenose League around the Province. Our Association is for both girls and boys and offers a recreational league for ages 7 through 18. If you are 12 yrs and older we also offer a supervised Umpires Program where you can earn some money and learn the game from a totally different perspective. We cover mainly the areas of Fall River, Windsor Jct, Lakeview, Waverley, Wellington, Grand lake and Enfield. Our teams play out of fields in Windsor Jct, Waverley, Grand Lake, Sackville, Bedford, Hammonds Plains and Enfield.
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To Coach OR Not To Coach!
“Nobody would step up and volunteer, so finally I said I would do it. The parents were thrilled when I said I would do it and now those same parents are unhappy with the way I’m handling the team. I told them I hadn’t coached before and now it seems like everyone has an opinion about what I’m doing wrong.”
Sound familiar? Why should you coach? For many reasons!
To truly enjoy coaching at any level you need to expand on your reasons for coaching to include items that provide a personal sense of happiness and reward. Put aside all of the community service reasons and think about aspects of coaching that can give you a feeling of satisfaction and personal joy. This way you will find greater motivation to be the best coach you can without worrying about negative criticism.
1. Enjoy being part of a team - The interaction with the players that takes place on the field is something that can’t be duplicated when you sit in the stands.
2. Enjoy teaching youth - It’s a thrill to see the happiness that occurs when a player has learned something new and is able to perform that skill..
3. Enjoy acting like a kid - Kids don’t understand the concept of working or practicing hard, nor should they be expected to. What they do understand is the concept of playing hard and having fun, so have fun with them....Act like a kid, they love it and respond to it!!!
4. Coaching is a challenge - Love the challenge of trying to continually improve and get better. For both players and coaches that concept is really one of the main lessons that sports can teach us. The added bonus is it can be used in every part of your life.
5. Spending time with the kids - saved this for last, but it’s really first on the list. Being out on the field with the kids is an awesome opportunity to spend quality time that they will hopefully always remember.
It’s important to realize that to be good at coaching you have to
be doing it for reasons other than “they needed someone”. Almost anyone can become a very good youth coach, but it’s like anything else you’re good at, it takes a desire to become good at it. Put aside your fears of coaching by realizing that we ask our kids to put aside their fears every time they step up to the plate, take a spot in the field or pitch their first pitch. Fear should never become an obstacle.
So, don't be afraid to check that volunteer coach box on your registration form this season. You might just end up with a new rewarding addiction!!!