Coaching Tips for getting in 6-innings in a Minor B game: Each inning give your players their fielding assignments while still in the dugout before the last out and have the catcher geared up ready to go. If the catcher is on base, then give another kid the mask and a glove to do the job. Don't hold a team meeting while leaving the dugout and taking the field. The inning transition is supposed to last 1 minute. If it takes 5 minutes, thats 48 minutes taken from playing time in a 6 inning game.
Coaches - with the season approaching you will be looking for Umpire volunteers for your team and you will be required to do a certain amount of umpiring. Be sure to check out the Umpire's Corner for the season's Umpire training clinics and seminars. Lets get out there and brush up on the rules and mechanics!