2019 Dates for Managers
Dates to be announced!

Equipment Distribution
Minor Manager's Meeting 
District Umpire Clinics 
 Work Party 
Jamboree & Pancake Breakfast 
Team Parent/Minors Managers Meetings
Major Games Begin 
T-ball & Minor Games begin 
Photo Day
All Star Manager Application due 
All Star Nomination meetings begin 
TOC and Special Game Tourney's begin (including Marge Sweet!) 
T-ball & Minor seasons end 
Equipment Turn-In Day 
All Stars begin 

Coaching the Alderwood Way

Coaching the Alderwood Way is a manual created, and annually reviewed, by our Coaches Committee.

This manual outlines the learning objectives for players as they progress from T-ball to Major level play in our program. It is designed in a "building block" method such that each level of play progresses the fundamental skills learned in the prior level(s).

Sample drills for each skill expectation are provided. Our Coaches Clinic, held annually in early March, provide the opportunity for managers and coaches to learn these drills. Many more drills can be found at the links listed below.

Parents interested in assisting their team manager at practice or working with their player at home will also find Coaching the Alderwood Way a valuable tool.

Additional Coaching Resources

Little League Coaches Resource Center Little League offers a free resource for coaches which including drills. Registration required.

Positive Coaching Alliance You can be the leader who brings character education through sports to your community by partnering your school or youth sports organization with Positive Coaching Alliance.

QC Baseball Quality Coaching Baseball provides baseball instruction, baseball drills, coaching philosophy, and other information for youth baseball coaches, players, and parents who want to learn more about playing and coaching baseball.

Michele Smith Fastpitch Softball Drills and articles by Michele Smith including videos.

Little League Throwing & Pitching Newsletter This newsletter from Little League offers good information on throwing and pitching technique.

You & Your Team Parent

Alderwood Little League is a volunteer organization. Every event and activity of the league, including all the tasks of our board, our field crew, and our umpires, is time donated to our program by individuals. Managers and Team Parents should work together in encouraging every family to become involved in the volunteer efforts. If we all work together, we can accomplish great things for our players and our community.