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The Top 3 Reasons You Don't Throw Hard
by Jonah Bayliss
I've said it before and I'll say it again, every pitcher on the face of the planet would enjoy throwing harder. Some may be stubborn and try to make some sort of "I don't want to sacrifice control for velocity" argument, and, the hypothetical that I am proposing here, is that you wouldn't be. So, if you could keep your current command AND throw harder, wouldn't you want…Continue
I came across this blog written by former MLB pitcher Jim Parque. It is an absolute gem. Please read it and share your thoughts.
Thank you to the 16,452 readers of this blog in the past 5 days.....really appreciate it and it motivates me to…Continue
I guess I am writing this for a couple of reasons but the number one is that I have four boys that excel at baseball and love it. I coached high school baseball for the past 14 years and in that time I gain the respect of all my fellow coaches and all my former players. I never had an issue with any of them and always had a successful season not matter the talent I was given. Anyone that knows anything about high school baseball knows that this is where the funnels affect starts. The…Continue
As organized sports get pushed further out of reach of many poorer kids, one former college hoops star wants to even the playing field.…
I sat down this morning and started writing a blog post about how I would organize a youth baseball league. To aid in my writing, I looked back at some of the comments from my readers on my blog, on twitter, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn and realized that my readers have an absolutely outstanding view on youth sports and youth baseball in general. So I decided to let you write this blog post by answering the following question...…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 on the…Continue
One of the best overviews of the baseball swing I've read, especially since it's written by a sports writer. Take the time to read it and let's discuss...
In response to a semi-dare from my 10-year old son, I made a "hitting instruction" YouTube video.As I mention in the clip, I'm not an expert on hitting. Also, I have no formal training or personal…Continue
We are a wooden bat baseball team looking for players 25U to play in the very competitive Central Ohio Wooden Bat Baseball League. We are currently looking for all players of all positions. Please…Continue
Hello everyone my name is Lou I am new to the site but I've been lurking for awhile I had a very nice baseball career and find myself coaching travel ball for my sons age groupI put together a bunch…Continue
Why do baseball players take steroids? It does not make you a better baseball player; you either developed elite baseball mechanics and athleticism or did not. Steroids will not make you do this! …Continue
Shanley baseball coach of 14 years says contract not renewed due to parent complaint about text messageFARGO – When the Fargo Shanley baseball team hits the field this spring, it will do so with a…Continue
(If you are looking for an awesome baseball experience)(Exposure to hundreds of college coaches and pro scouts)(Hands on evaluation from current Pro Scout of NY Yankees and Staff)(Personal Showcases…Continue
16U Long Island Pirates are looking for extremely dedicated players to fill their final 2 roster spots for the coming 2014 summer season. Season includes 4 tournaments: Perfect Game in Ft.Myers,…Continue
We are looking for a few more players for our 17u Summer Showcase team the High Impact Hitmen in Dutchess County NY. We train out of Extra Innings Wappingers. Please contact me at…Continue
We are looking for a few more players to play for the High Impact Hitmen for Spring/Summer 2014 for our 12u program....please contact me at Coachjoe@highimpactbaseball.com and visit our site at…Continue