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The seminar recognizes that a lot of the coaches and managers involved in a little league season have very little, if not any, specific training to meet the multiple challenges of a baseball team. Those involved often use past experiences or trial and error to get the job done, and usually just learn on the job.

Little League Canada says that such an approach is one of the main frustrations with the game to date.

The “Teaching for Tomorrow” seminar will offer two sessions in an attempt to remedy this problem. The first, Learning the Game program, caters to children age 4-6, and will be conducted through a 90 minute practice, focusing on step-by-step approach with fun-filled, educational activities, as well as five key skills necessary for kids to learn the game.

The second seminar, Playing the Game, will focus on players ages 7-12, and will feature a 90 minute seminar, as well as step-by-step instructions to teach the fundamentals of ten appropriate skill drills, with a more personal approach on how to work with players and parents.

The session will also focus on how to use the game of baseball to help with teaching children values on how to be fine citizens of tomorrow.

Herback will personally be running the two sessions, giving the current or aspiring coaches and managers in attendance a unique opportunity to learn something in a fun-filled atmosphere.

All participants attending either one of both clinics will leave eligible for the Technical I Certification.

The event is also intended to help support local food banks, with a non-perishable food donation being the only cost to attend.

Those in attendance are also asked to bring their baseball glove and running shoes, as the clinic is interactive.

The two seminars will be held on Sunday, May 6, with registration for the Learning the Game portion open at 8:45 a.m. and the seminar beginning at 9 a.m. The second portion, Playing the Game, opens registration at 12:30 p.m. Both seminars will be held at the Fort St. John Field House.

For more email on the clinics, email fliddicoat@shaw.ca

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