Coaching Resources

Rules

Little League Rules

It is important for all Little League® volunteers and parents to be familiar with the most up-to-date version of Little League’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. These rulebooks, published in the fall for all divisions of Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and the Little League Challenger Division® provide the structure and support for local leagues and Districts to provide a meaningful Little League experience for all children in their community.

 

 

 

This link includes information about any rule or regulations changes for the current year not included in the print version of the rulebook, significant changes included in the current year’s rulebook, and information about how to purchase the most up-to-date versions of the Little League rulebooks in both print and for mobile.
2018 Bat Information

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play.

League Rules

Please click on the links below to review the league rules.

Minors A

Minors AA

Minors AAA

Nationals

Majors

Juniors

Seniors

Pitch Count Rules

Pitch Count rules are designed to prevent player injury, please familiarize yourself with the attached.

Training and Drills

Baseball Canada NCCP Training

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is here to help you be the best coach that you can be. When you take an NCCP clinic, you'll gain baseball technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.

AABC

Visit the Amateur Alberta Baseball Council (AABC) website for training videos for T-ball to Juniors Ages.  Go to the "Coaches Corner" or "Technical" pages in the sub-menu.

QC Baseball Drills

My focus with this website is in providing the best youth baseball coaching information that I can. I want you to become a successful youth baseball coach and just as importantly I want you to enjoy coaching and being part of a team. This website is dedicated to helping you provide the best positive learning environment for your team. While I get a lot of feedback from high school coaches that the site has valuable information for them, the primary intent is to help the youth coach get started on a positive note and continue to improve their coaching ability as they hopefully continue coaching over the years. ˜ Don Edlin - Owner

Big Al Training Videos

Hello managers, coaches and parents:

Calgary Foothills Little League has purchased Big Al’s online Program for all the Managers, Coaches and Parents in our league for 2023.

The coaching programs include… videos on how to teach the skills, lots of drills to incorporate into your practices and help in identifying and correcting common mistakes. There are ready-to-go practice plans for the pre-season, during the season plus plans to help prepare for the post season. The strategy section covers positional play and roles and responsibilities of players in game situations.  It also has tips and plans to help you be effective as a coach on game day.  Big Al has designed these Coaching programs to help you all season long! 

The parent programs include… videos and instruction on all the skills that your coach will be teaching this year.  It also includes lots of fun drills, games and challenges that you can practice at home so you can get stronger and improve your skills all at home. There is also a section on strategy with roles and responsibilities for every player on the diamond.  Finally Big Al has created a set of Backyard Workouts for every skill.  Go to the Big Al Way section for each skill and print off the Backyard Workouts checklist and keep track of the workouts you complete during the season.

To activate your own personal membership:

1.      Go to https://bigalbaseball.com

2.      Click on the Membership Code button.

3.      Select the online Program or Bundle that best fits your age group and role. (Coach-Parent Bundle 4-8 or the Coach-Parent Bundle 9-12 or the 4 Program Bundle)

4.      To activate your program, fill in the registration fields and click CONTINUE.

5.      Enter your Membership Code CFOOT23 in the box and then click on the APPLY button.  (This will recalculate your membership cost to 00.00.)

6.      Read and Accept the Terms and Conditions and click on the CHECKOUT button.

7.      You will be taken to the Login page. Go ahead and Login with your Username and Password.  (Note: depending on your browser and computer settings you may need to enter you UN and PW twice.)

8.      Click on the link to your T&D program on the MY PROGRAMS page and enjoy!

To LOGIN the next time, please just go directly to  https://bigalbaseball.com and click on the Login Button at the top right corner of the webpage.

Coaches, Parents and Players, please take advantage of the online programs and video resources and let’s have a fantastic season together.