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Travel Baseball Economics- help please

Posted by Bill Stanton on November 10, 2014 at 12:00pm 17 Comments

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,…

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How Much Baseball Is Too Much?

Posted by Perry Cunningham on January 20, 2011 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

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…

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Youth Travel Ball and Player Development

Posted by Andy Barkett on October 11, 2010 at 10:00pm 42 Comments

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…

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In Dugout, a Grinder Who Never Gave In

Posted by Bill Stanton on October 16, 2014 at 9:36pm 1 Comment

October 9, 2013

In Dugout, a Grinder Who Never Gave In

ST. LOUIS — Jeff Banister sat alone in the…

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The Real Reason We Coach (I'm Looking for your Help)

Posted by Kyle Nelson on October 6, 2014 at 5:31pm 0 Comments

Coaches-



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,…

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28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life

Posted by Phil R. on November 20, 2013 at 1:54pm 5 Comments

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…

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What Happened to the Overhand Curveball?

Posted by Grant Clifford on August 7, 2014 at 12:02pm 12 Comments

Decline of the Curve

Curveball1 Many have tried, but few have mastered the art of throwing a devastating overhand curveball. Now, the cutter is king.

By Pat Jordan

Three major league scouts were talking over lunch, in…

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Mike Schmidt: Today's hitters don't want much help

Posted by Bill Stanton on August 9, 2014 at 5:00pm 7 Comments

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…

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The real reason pitchers get injured

Posted by Bill Stanton on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am 22 Comments

The real reason pitchers get injured

August, 13, 2014
Matt Buschmann AP Photo/Gregory…
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A Passion....

Posted by Nick Renault on March 31, 2009 at 1:31pm 10 Comments



In writing this essay, I was forced to take a hard examination of my passion for the game of baseball, and for giving back to the children. It turns out, it is far more accurate to say that I am paying back, not giving back.



I grew up in a very poor family. There was always food on the table, and some sort of roof over my head, but things like baseball equipment were definitely considered a luxury. New equipment was considered a… Continue
 

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Centauro bat-making lathe for sale

Started by David George in Buy, Sell, Trade Nov 21. 0 Replies

Centauro Model T5-1600E Semi Automatic Hydraulic Copy Lathe, S/N 5154 in excellent condition.  Set-up to turn baseball bats from 2 3/4" wood billets.  Includes: 1. Centauro Model AG-125…Continue

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Putnam Braves of Kent Seeking Coach for 13u Baseball 2015

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Putnam Braves of Kent Seeking Players for 15u team

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Putnam Braves are seeking talented players for their 15u team. We play Babe Ruth Travel, NYEB, WPBA, similar leagues and Tournaments.Call or text Coach Moccio for more information…Continue

College Baseball Offseason

Started by Mike in General Baseball Nov 10. 0 Replies

I found workouts for the offseason for college baseball teams and can't decide which to do this winter. Thoughts? Also, feel free to use these with yourself or the teams you coach. Some good tips in…Continue

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College Baseball Offseason

Started by Mike in General Baseball Nov 10. 0 Replies

I found workouts for the offseason for college baseball teams and can't decide which to do this winter. Thoughts? Also, feel free to use these with yourself or the teams you coach. Some good tips in…Continue

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Started by Chameleon Bats in General Baseball. Last reply by Thomas Bednark Nov 8. 4 Replies

Do most companies dip bats in clear lacquer or in polyurethane and how many times until the sticker is flush with the bat

 
 
 

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