A bunch of 12-year-old kids had their hearts broken this week. Jackie Robinson West, a…
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I just completed my first season of travel baseball as a parent and a coach. I coached an 8U team this Fall and our season was very successful on every level. The kids improved a great deal, had fun and we won enough games.
I'm reaching out to have an open discussion with people from all over the US about the economics of travel baseball. Without a doubt, this is a business. There are hard costs associated with running a travel baseball team. Coaches, Fields, Uniforms,…Continue
I was recently asked this question by a concerned parent who was worried that their son’s love the game could eventually consume him. The main fear was obviously long-term health. But there were others – becoming burned out and not experiencing and developing at other sports were also discussed.
How much is too much?
I’m all for physical activity. I think that kids should be kids and spend as much time playing outdoors as possible. I urge caution in playing…Continue
Youth baseball has really changed huh? It seems like baseball and life itself used to be so much simpler twenty or so years ago. Youth sports were about teaching fundamentals and playing in games. It sure doesn't seem like that is what is going on these days. There is one thing I think all parents of little leaguers or babe ruthers or travel ballers would agree on - we all want the best for our kids.
We want them to become the best that they can be while at the same time be successful…Continue
We all know there are certain things about coaching that nobody
likes. Complaints from parents, all the extra paperwork, the
liability, being blamed for losses, and the list goes on...
But there is a reason we are still coaching. It's because the
good outweighs the bad. It's because we have seen the positive
impact we can have on students, athletes, and families,…
This post was originally posted on my pitching website, BetterPitching.com:
28 Ways Pitching Better Prepares You for Life
At the end of the long season, it's always a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture. Give yourself some time to recharge and take stock of where you're at in your career (and in your…Continue
Mike Schmidt: Today's hitters don't want much help
By MIKE SCHMIDT, For The Associated Press | August 7, 2014
I just returned from Hall of Fame induction weekend, where I find that my cronies and I are slowly becoming the older generation of the membership.
Most of us are in our 60s, having made our mark on the game in the late 1970s and '80s. Like any club or fraternity, the Hall's…
Please take a look at our website and design a bat with over 2 Billion different options. Our finish is the best on the market and can't be duplicated. The picture below shows what 7,000+ hits with…Continue
The White Plains Tigers, men's amateur baseball team has an open roster spot for an experienced catcher. The league is 28+, but player may be as young as 21, as we still have an under-age allowance…Continue
Diamond Dreams Sports Coaching…Continue
Hi all, I am new to CheckSwing and can use your advice. I have a few 10u kids with bat drag issues because their rear elbow slides away from the correct slot and gets infront of their top hand. My…Continue
Looking to open this discussion as to how some of you pitching coaches prepare a pitcher to do work in the bullpen...love to hear some of your thoughts on this topic.Continue