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Julie Butcher-Fedynich


Problems with coaches, players, other parents? Don't know the difference between A, AA, and AAA Little Leagues? Participation team or competition team, what's the difference? Can you get a home run without hitting the ball? How about tournaments?

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I've been a baseball-mom through over 45 seasons of spring, fall, and tournament Little League Baseball teams. My sons have been invited to play All-Star games, High School, and College Baseball. We've had some of the best coaches available and some of the worst. I'd like to save other parents some of the agony that can be found in organized sports.


I'm the mother of three girls and three boys who play baseball, the wife of one husband who has coached over 22 seasons. I'm a baseball mom. I know what to do, and when to do it.

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Recent Answers from Julie Butcher-Fedynich

2014-06-09 Collision in LL baseball - Always interpreted as intentional:

First, it is a fine line between incidental contact and intentional collision. Usually an incidental contact would not be factored into the play, the play would be based on whether the baseman tagged the

2014-03-26 Baseball 11 & 12 yr olds recreation:

This one is up to the umpire. If the pitcher was starting his pitch, then the umpire would call no pitch. Also if the umpire hasn't set up behind the catcher and called the start, it is nothing. All players

2013-05-17 Summer reserve HS team tryouts?:

He'll need every advantage he can get to play HS ball. I'd let him try out and see if he makes  the cut before you worry about conflicting schedules. If he doesn't, he'll know what he needs to work on

2012-03-24 homerun:

Little League has made this abundantly clear in Make The Right Call, a Little League publication with commentary on how the rules should be applied. In there, it says:     There is no "must slide rule

2011-06-16 Age of Competition/ Length of Season:

The problem with *playing up* is not in that he won't learn more by playing with older kids but in the damage to his self-esteem. At this age a six-month difference might as well be years. The only way


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