I had the pleasure of going down to the Little League World Series on Friday and Saturday.
It still amazes me how many baserunning mistakes are made. In the New England vs. Northwest game which NewEngland won 3-1, there were two baserunning mistakes. With a player on second, and a grounder to the shortstop, the baserunner just stayed on the base when he should have bounced off the base almost to the where the shortstop was and advanced on the throw to first base. This ended up costing his team a run. The second mistake was with a player on second, and this time on a grounder to the shortstop, he broke for third on contact. The shortstop easily threw him out. These two mistakes may have been avoided if baserunning was practiced with their teams. Each team should spend 10-15 minutes at each practice going over baserunning situations. It is much better to practice the situation then just tell the players what to do from the third base coaching box when the situation occurs.