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I am fortunate to go around the country each year running a youth baseball coach’s clinic. A small part of my 90-minute presentation covers the importance of running a parents meeting prior to each season. Whenever I follow-up with the organization on how they liked the clinic, I always get the same response. The coaches and parents wanted less time spent on the parents meeting and dealing with parent issues during the season and more time on things like first and third offensive…Continue
Youth Sports were Perfect Once?
Almost daily, an article about how messed up youth sports are shows up in the news. I agree that problems need addressing, but there is danger in turning parents off to youth sports with such writing. Additionally, many of the articles suggest that the environment was once pristine. Come On?
I feel sorry for kids of today, when I grew up youth sports were perfect. No problems existed, and fun was the norm. If what I read of many youth…Continue
FOUR THINGS COACHES SHOULD PRACTICE BUT DON’T
By Marty Schupak & The Youth Sports Club
It is amazing how youth baseball teams, as well as older and more competitive organized leagues, do not practice many of the basic fundamental aspects of the game. From my standpoint, the reason I practice certain things other coaches may not is because I’ve…Continue
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,…
Hey Gang,A Minnesota HS coach here wanting to know why the selection of drills for the outfield is so far behind in comparison to infield drills. It seems like the only drills you find are ones about…Continue
Hello all,I've recently developed bats and a simple dry swing training program that is guaranteed to increase your bat speed and make you a better hitter. The key to increasing bat speed is using…Continue
Looking for feedback on this video on how to help beginning players hit the ball harder immediately. Let me now what you think. If you feel it's really helpful, please pass it on to those who could…Continue
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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
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