BUDDY TIPS FOR SUMMERVILLE MIRACLE LEAGUE by ryandenney

VIEWS: 0 PAGES: 2

									  BUDDY TIPS FOR SUMMERVILLE MIRACLE LEAGUE
General Guidelines for SML “Buddies”
      .     Introduce yourself to the child if you are meeting for
            the first time. The child should have a name tag if
            not ask the child’s coach for one.
      .     If the child’s parent is present, ask the parent if there
            are any special considerations you need to be aware
            of for the child.
      .     Be fun and playful!
      .     Be attentive to the child’s water needs: periodically
            see if the child would like some water (especially on
            the hot days!)
Tips at the plate:
      .     Help the child select a bat before it is time to go to the
            plate.
      .     See if the child wants to hit from the coach pitch tee
            or would they like the pitcher to pitch to him/her.
      .     Help the child position at the plate, look for the batters
            box to guide you.
      .     First, help the child hold the bat and LET the child
            swing by him/her self if possible.
      .     Only run ONE BASE at a time. Help the child if
            he/she needs it. You can usually guide a child gently
            by the shoulder or maybe hand but be careful you
            have a different stride..
Tips in the Field:
       .    #1 – Protect the child from fast flying balls. Be pre-
            pared.
      .     Let the child field the ball without assistance if
            possible.
      .     If you do field the ball, give it to the child to try and
            throw to pitcher or coach.
      .     Make sure while children are batting that your buddy
            does not run across the field. Please remain in dug
            out area or head toward outfield if needed.

								
To top