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Dusty Taught Me to "Think 4"

Posted by Jack Perconte on June 27, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Baseball coaching tips of the day

Build Optimistic Players
Dusty Baker was one of my favorite teammates. Being a rookie, I didn’t know…

T-Ball Changes To Consider

Posted by Marty Schupak on June 18, 2019 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

  Good news for baseball fans! In the younger age groups there has been a slight uptick in baseball participation. Hopefully this will continue! Baseball is fortunate now to have two rookies

Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger who may become the face of Major League baseball. Everything adds up. Baseball has also been pushing their “Play Ball” program to try and increase participation. We’ve…



Posted by Grant Clifford on May 3, 2019 at 11:03pm 14 Comments

Lots of topics covered here by Alex Rodriguez.  I'd love to get some feedback from hitting coaches to see what we can use and not use from this video when coaching young players.

Perfect Game- New Texas HQ- $800 million project

Posted by Bill Stanton on April 19, 2019 at 12:20am 1 Comment

Huge news in the world of amateur baseball.


Plans are in motion for Hutto’s (TX) first indoor sports and event center. The 300,000-square-foot arena will seat 13,000 people and is planned as part of a mixed-use complex with office space, commercial, residential and retail components.

The development is tied to baseball scouting organization Perfect Game’s April 18 announcement to relocate its national headquarters to…


An Athletic Stance Guarantees Sustainable Command

Posted by L.A. "Skip" Fast on March 15, 2019 at 9:45am 0 Comments

Whether you’re a Little League Pitcher, already pitching professionally or any level in-between, ending your front leg lift in an athletic position is one of the undeniable differences between sustainable fastball command and not knowing where your pitch is going to end up.

Every athletic event starts from an athletic position.



6 vs. 6 T-Ball Game, The best way to compete in t-ball

Posted by Marty Schupak on December 29, 2018 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

By Marty Schupak and

Teach players a game of 6 on 6 t-ball.


No gloves. Soft covered ball. A batting tee and drop…


State of Baseball- Alex Bregman & ARod

Posted by Bill Stanton on December 16, 2018 at 10:40pm 1 Comment

This is fascinating to watch.

Alex Bregman held a round table discussion with A-Rod and other Major Leaguers to discuss the current state of baseball.
The State of Baseball - Round Table Participants:
Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees…

Sports Parents - What to do after games?

Posted by Jack Perconte on November 30, 2018 at 3:30pm 4 Comments


Sport’s Parent and Baseball Coaching tip of the day

Grilling kids in the car after games about their play is not a good thing. However, after a “cooling off” period, things you can bring up can include:

  1. Team play. Questions like, “How did the team feel after the game?” or “What does the team need to do to improve?” are OK. They help kids realize sports are more than personal accomplishment…

The way you move down the mound forecasts command

Posted by L.A. "Skip" Fast on October 24, 2018 at 1:23pm 4 Comments

When you actively stride, push off the rubber, lead with your front hip or let gravity take you straight down the mound, you’ll forever struggle to put together back-to-back good outings???

There’s no excuse for spotty command, only reasons!

When you move straight down the mound, your lower…


Bring the Enthusiasm

Posted by Jack Perconte on October 4, 2018 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - Few things are better than having enthusiasm. Make sure you:

1. Look forward to practices as much or more than you look forward to games. Practice is your time to shine and it is the time to put your knowledge of the game into practice and on…

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Little League Batting Practice Efficiency: Getting Maximum Reps!

In my twenty five years of coaching youth baseball, I am always looking for the most efficient practice methods for every aspect of baseball. It took me only a few years to realize that most youth baseball coaches and myself were running batting practice, not incorrectly, but not efficiently. From what I have seen with the typical batting practice, a coach will pitch a predetermined number of balls for each batter with the fielders fielding the hit balls and throwing them to first base. Usually…See More
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My Coaching Philosophy

Baseball Coaching Tip of the DayMy coaching (and parenting) philosophy comes from this rhyme from an unknown author.“No written word or spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be nor all the books on all the shelves for it what the teachers are themselves.”When my kids were kids, I cut the grass, I shoveled the snow, I took out the garbage, etc. As I observe them as…See More
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Coach These - You will always Win

Baseball coaching tips of the day Of course, I want kids to have fun, but I feel like I’ve done my job when kids learn the value in hard work and learning how to work with others. Those things will help their futures long after their playing days end. Following are the teaching points that help kids work with others and create team unity. 1. The team is only as good as it’s…See More
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Stealing First Base?

Atlantic League to experiment with batters “stealing first base”By Craig Calcaterra  Jul 10, 2019, 11:03 AM EDTPeople often joke about fast guys who can’t hit by saying “you can’t steal…See More
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Practicing When No Field Is Available

How many times do we as coaches call for a practice, meet the team at the field, only to find one team practicing and one or more other teams waiting to practice? When I first started coaching, this always seemed to happen to me. Part of the reason was because our league at the time was in a little bit of administrative disarray and there would be a lot of misinformation about which fields we were allowed to use for practice. Part of it would be my fault, not really being creative or talking to…See More
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Respect for the Game Begins with You

Baseball Coaching tips of the day The best youth baseball games are when people leave the game and had no idea what the coaches or officials looked like.Respect for the game means that everyone involved - players, coaches, parents, fans, and officials - realize there is certain etiquette (sportsmanship) that dictates how all should act. Each person must treat each other with the respect they expect from others. That…See More
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T-Ball Tip :Baseball Creativity In Your Own Backyard

The sporting goods industry is a multi-billion dollar business, and the cost of equipment can be ridiculously expensive. Every family cannot afford the latest and greatest products (and gimmicks). But the old saying that 'the best things in life are free' can also hold true in sports. Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a deluxe glove or equipment to help your kids learn a level swing, you should look around your house and see what you can create, cheaply, that will help your…See More
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Communication Is King

Baseball Coaching Tips of the dayI love listening to the Cubs manager Joe Maddon. He gives his thought process in detail as to the moves he makes. Of course, not everyone agrees with what he says, but that is beside the point. He explains!I hear something to the effect of this daily, “The coach is terrible.” For proof, I asked a high school player how their team did in the state playoffs. “Not well,” was the response.…See More
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Focus Comes From These

Baseball coaching tips of the day Best ways to Build Focus Like all things with coaching athletes, developing focus skills is a process. Every athlete gains physical and mental skills at a different pace. Forcing them to “keep their heads in the game” by chastising them every time their mind wanders usually makes things worse in the end. Ask players to improve their…See More
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One of Your Biggest Challenges

Baseball Coaching tips of the day No pressure but realize this, you may first adult that an athlete may potentially trust and that may include their parents. Persistent, caring coaching of these players usually works to win over their trust.That process doesn’t mean you have to be a Dr. Feelgood coach – one of those that allows players to do it there way just to placate them…See More
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Arm Care & Recovery

Started by Michelle Athlete Remedy in Exercise and Training May 13. 0 Replies

What questions do you have when it comes to shoulder, elbow, and arm care? Continue

Tags: program, injury, prevention, throwing, elbow

2019 AAU USA International Collegiate Team

Started by Michael Graham in Teams Looking for Players Oct 29, 2018. 0 Replies

AAU Baseball is forming a team to play international collegiate summer baseball in Spain and Scotland in summer 2019. —Ages 18+—10 days / July 6-15, 2019—Games Against European Olympics/national,…Continue

Pitching Vertically

Started by Spencer Trayner in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense Oct 4, 2018. 0 Replies

      Working the vertical plane is something that is highly effective. If a pitcher, with good command, is consistently locating low then it opens the door for a strikeout up in the zone. He can…Continue

Good Fielding Drill

Started by Spencer Trayner in Drills and Practice Sep 30, 2018. 0 Replies

Stationary ball drill: Works on the footwork needed to be a smooth infielder-Instruction: Ball is placed on the ground in front of the player. The player should try and position himself just a little…Continue

3 pitch mix

Started by Spencer Trayner in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense. Last reply by Anthony Vontobel Jun 16. 1 Reply

Gabriel Dixonhaving command of 3 pitches at such a young age. Should young pitchers make it a priority to develop…Continue

Rotational swing

Started by Spencer Trayner in Hitting and Offense Sep 21, 2018. 0 Replies rotational swing from Vinny Proietto. Bat speed is generated from a…Continue

Release point

Started by Spencer Trayner in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense Sep 21, 2018. 0 Replies Link below:Sean is able to throw his curveball so consistently…Continue

Front Foot up early

Started by Spencer Trayner in Hitting and Offense Sep 21, 2018. 0 Replies

Conner GordonConner does a good job of getting his front foot up early in order for him to zone in on the pitch.…Continue

Rawlings Quatro

Started by Rob in General Baseball Feb 12, 2018. 0 Replies

Greetings coaches. Looking for feedback on this bat, which is pricier than other models, such as the 5150. Assume I'm asking only for LL approved bats for 12 year old and advanced players.

ABCA Annual Conference Jan 4th-7th

Started by Ryan Ford in General Baseball. Last reply by Ryan Ford Jan 2, 2018. 2 Replies

 I will be attending the upcoming ABCA event in Indianapolis Jan 4th-7th. Any advice on how to get the most out of that experience? I'm really looking forward to it and if anyone here is attending…Continue


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