Cayman Little League starts their 22nd season with another impressive visit of the Chicago White Sox coaches.
Using this holiday weekend to maximum benefit, Little League is bringing eight coaches and trainers from the Chicago White Sox Bulls/Sox Training programme, as well as several former major leaguers and current minor league coaches, to work with all the kids and coaches.
Six years of a building relationship with the Academy and White Sox convinced local Little League organisers all the kids and coaches would benefit from getting to work with them, especially at the beginning of the season. Increasing the popular traditional discount card programme is making that possible.
The three days of professional coaching will be in short 60 to 90 minute sessions. Saturday will focus on pitching/throwing and hitting. Sunday’s practice will focus on fielding as well as reinforcing the hitting and throwing/pitching techniques. Monday’s sessions will be game situations. Local coaches will be working and learning right along with the kids and pros.
Coaches coming from the Bulls/Sox Training Academy are Travis Kerber, Sam Zagorac and James Nash. Other former major league players and current White Sox Minor League Coaches coming are Daryl Boston, Andy Tomberlin, Brian Drahman, Tommy Thompson and Larry Owens.
Eighteen local companies are long supporters of Little League through the popular discount cards. Just $5 each from your local Little Leaguer, they are good until the end of this year.
The cards quickly pay for themselves through discounts at The Auto Spa, Island Photo, Island Cleaners, Dairy Queen, Popeyes, Bedside Manor, Little Darlings, Divers Supply, Sports Supply, The Party Mart, The Brick House, Brew House and Dog House, Breezes By The Bay, Cimboco, Chicken Chicken, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Animal House.
During and after the White Sox weekend, players will be evaluated, to establish parity of teams. Little League just registered over 100 players more than last year and is making some changes to enhance the programme at all levels.