Nov. 13, 2002 Little League Baseball will hold umpiring and coaching clinics in the territory for four days with professional instructions given by Major League Baseball scout Basil P. Tarasko and certified umpire Jack Conway. Tarasko is the head coach at Baruch College and a scout for the San Diego Padres.
The clinics begin on St. Croix on Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the D.C. Canegata Baseball Field.
The clinics move to St. Thomas on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and continue Monday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
Day 1 topics include on-the-field behavior, when and how to discipline, techniques in getting parents involved, setting reachable goals, fundamentals of the game, and communication with parents and players.
Day 2 topics include current coaching and teaching techniques, rules of the game, organizing practice sessions, safety, sportsmanship and umpire issues.
Joseph Samuel, district administrator for Virgin Islands Little League, welcomes anyone interested to come and join the sessions, but he especially encourages coaches, managers and umpires involved in Little League Baseball to attend.
For general information, contact Samuel at 772-3168. For St. Thomas information, call Bobby Thomas at 693-3628.
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