A friend shared this article with me and I think it's very relevant to many of the CheckSwing discussions we have. Do you agree? Disagree? What are some solutions?
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At a certain point in your pitching development, you're going to have to start thinking outside the box if you wish to continue improving.
I’d like to take a moment to dive into some abstract thinking. Generally, when I teach pitching, I start with a 5 phase approach consisting of very basic principals. I wrote a 2 piece series on those 5 phases that can be found…Continue
Call me biased, but I'm trying to give my son an unfair advantage!
My goal is to place him in a win/win situation every time he steps on the field!
How am I going to do that?
Keep my mouth shut, get out of the way and repeat these 5 words over and over!
Ever wonder what it takes to be a Major League baseball player? Or maybe you've wondered what it takes just to be
The answer, unfortunately for everyone, is not quite that simple. I can tell you, however, that no matter what your dreams may be, it will not be handed to you.
What you desire does not come without hard…
David Mendell, a freelance writer and former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, coaches Oak Park Youth Baseball outside Chicago.
The shortstop ranged nimbly to his right, scooped up a sharp grounder and unleashed a strong…
All around the country, even the world for that matter, there are baseball players of all difference molds. There are big, "country-strong" hitters wielding logs for bats and crushing baseballs, and then you have little pesky hitters with exceptional eye-hand abilities, you know, the ones that are impossible to strike out.
Some Pitchers are tall, lanky, wiry, or however you want to describe them, but they resemble someone out of a Tim Burton movie. You also have your "big…Continue
Something that is absolutely killing youth players’ development is both parents and coaches that are 100% focused on winning at a young age versus focusing on development first and winning second.
Young players usually fall out of baseball around 14 or 15 because they are so burned out and because baseball is not fun for them because everyone around them has been so focused on winning, winning, winning versus doing what’s…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
In addition to writing our story on high school travel ball and showcases, P.K. Daniel is viewing things from the inside, as the parent of a 10-year-old boy and a…Continue
Hello. I am looking for some drills to do to improve my game. I'm an outfielder and developing into a switc hitter. I am a high school player. Both defensive, offensive, and speed and agility drills…Continue
I am a 14 year old high school, AAU, and Babe/Senior Ruth player. I hit .404 this past season as an 8th grader with an .875 contact rate. I am wondering if it would be smart for me to try and learn…Continue
I'm a 14 year old baseball player. I am definitely a good player but one thing that is a problem is my size. I am 5'8" and weigh only 140 pounds.(I have extremely low body fat- in the 8%-6% range) I…Continue
How are you teaching young players how to bunt? I'm talking about the technique to effectively bunt the baseball. More of a sacrifice situation than bunting for a hit.Normally, I teach the…Continue
The Temecula Scorpions are seeking 11/12U players that are looking to play competitive baseball. We are located north of San Diego and South of Riverside in Southern California If you are interested…Continue
The Long Island Knights 12u is looking for competitive baseball players for a 2014 fall season. Email me for tryout information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Baseball is recruiting players for a 12U team for the Fall Season. We will be playing in the Town of Brookhaven Fall League.Tryouts will be held at 9:30 AM on Sunday, August 3rd at the Longwood…Continue
Dear Pro Coaches, I'm getting some resistance from players and parents about making all hitters take the first pitch when a normal to fast runner is on first base with no runners on second when it's…Continue
As a spin off to the successful LI Sharks, we are creating a 14u tournament team based out of Long Island, NY. Current roster players have been part of 6 Division Titles, 5 Tournament Titles as well…Continue