Spring training opportunities

Updated: February 19, 2013

NWSLL-Baseball Positive Coaching Clinics

NWSLL is pleased to present six coaching clinics this Spring in collaboration with Baseball Positive. The Core Skills clinic is being held on Wednesday, February 20th, from 5:30-8:30 at St Luke’s Church, 5710 22nd Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107. This clinic is open to all Northwest Seattle Little League coaches, assistant coaches, and parent volunteers. It’s a great opportunity to get some basic training in how to coach young players, learn what kinds of drills to run, learn what works and what doesn’t, and more.

The coaching clinic is on Saturday, February 23rd, and a”Phase 1″ clinic is on Wednesday the 27th. In addition, NWSLL will be sponsoring three more clinics in March. See the event calendar on this website for more details.

NWSLL’s clinics are designed and directed by Mark Linden of Baseball Positive. Mark is a former pro baseball player and a longtime friend of NWSLL. There is no charge for attending—these clinics are provided to our coaches and families free of charge.

Western Region Umpire Clinic

Friday, February 22nd, 5-9 pm
Saturday, February 23rd 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday, February 24th 8 am -1 pm


  • Instructors from Western Region Headquarters teaching at the event
  • In depth personalized instruction in plate mechanics with cage work
  • Detailed instruction on field mechanics, positioning, timing and communication
  • An opportunity to ask questions of Regional and World Series umpires
  • The chance to meet a variety of other umpires and make new contacts
  • Each student receives a shirt, hat, and video of the training from the clinic
  • Lunch is provided on Saturday

Details and registration info

D8 Rules Clinic

March 5, 7, 12, & 14
Shorewood HS Cafeteria
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Open to everyone in the league, not just coaches and umpires.

D8 Mechanics Clinics

60’ mechanics

  • March 9, Woodinville Sports Field, 9:00 AM – 1 PM
  • March 16, Loyal Heights, 9:00 AM – 1 PM

90’ mechanics

  • March 23, Loyal Heights, 9:00 AM – 1 PM (The mechanics for this session apply to the 50/70 and 54/80 programs as well)

All sessions will be on turf fields.  Dress for the weather.

Better Baseball Early Spring Clinic (ages 7–15)

Sunday March 24th @ Whitman Elementary playfield
Rookies and Coaches 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Minors and Coaches 1:45 – 3:45 PM
Major and Coaches 4 – 6 PM

The objective of the Better Baseball clinics is to make baseball more enjoyable at every skill level through teaching the fundamentals of baseball. Learning correct techniques in a controlled environment increases skill level, motivation and confidence. This clinic open to players, parents and coahes. Bring your glove (bats are optional) and get ready to play!

Focus areas:

  • Throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching & base-running mechanics
  • Footwork and balance training for optimal performance in each
  • Games to integrate skills

Clinic instructor Leo Jaeger has coached individuals and teams for over 25 years and is the director of Performance Unlimited and the Better Baseball Clinics, a consulting firm that focuses on sports biomechanics and conditioning.


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