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Born To Be A VandyBoy- The Life And Death Of Donny Everett

Posted by Bill Stanton on March 30, 2017 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

Born To Be A VandyBoy

The Life And Death Of Donny Everett



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Wrong T-Ball Gloves

Posted by Marty Schupak on March 30, 2017 at 11:00am 0 Comments

This article is written with permission from www.tballamerica.com


Pancake Gloves In T-Ball



 In t-ball and even other divisions, I've seen kids come to their first practice with baseball gloves that would make the founders of baseball roll over in their graves. I…
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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

T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip."

Posted by Marty Schupak on February 5, 2017 at 11:46am 0 Comments

Quick Tip #11

  When you start coaching your t-ball team, the gathering of information from your library, the internet and speaking to other coaches cannot be overlooked. Another source that I have used in my 25-year coaching career may surprise you. I have developed some of my most creative and popular drills from other sports. This is what I call "cross sports drills."  Whether it is a drill in football, basketball or even ice hockey,…

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Dabo Swinney takes little league coaching almost as serious as his day job

Posted by Bill Stanton on December 30, 2016 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Let’s take a brief look at the personalities of the four coaches in the College Football Playoff.

There is Alabama’s Nick Saban, bloodless automaton.

There is Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, tortured genius.

There is Washington’s Chris Petersen, every bit as loose and jovial as Dick Cheney.

And then there is Dabo Swinney, little league baseball coach.

In a little more than a month, the head coach of the…

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

Posted by Grant Clifford on December 15, 2016 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he…

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Kris Bryant Takes Lessons From Ted Williams’s Batting Bible

Posted by Bill Stanton on October 31, 2016 at 11:00am 3 Comments

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Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Posted by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Legal technicalities dating back to 1922 have kept many players’ pay below poverty level.



The view from the dugout during a game between the Boise Hawks and the Vancouver Canadians Christopher Morris /…
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I Never Thought It Would End This Way

Posted by Bill Stanton on October 22, 2015 at 1:11pm 9 Comments

I don't know the writer of this blog. A friend sent it to me and I felt it was important to share with the CheckSwing community.  Definitely worth reading.

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I Never Thought It Would End THIS Way



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For anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high…

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Pepper

Posted by Bill Stanton on May 20, 2016 at 3:42pm 5 Comments

This was in Peter Gammons' blog.

Ted Williams used to play pepper almost every day, for what he said…

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New Quick Tip By Marty Schupak and www.tballamerica.com

Quick Tip #23 Hit AnywhereWhen we talk about being creative, the Hit Anywhere Drill is one of the best and is a lot of fun putting together. Remember that t‒ball is hitting an object off of a prop in a still position. Nothing says that to practice you have to use a batting tee all the time. Here we are creating something to hit using a couple of cardboard…See More
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RodChapman replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"I have been off the website for quite awhile but will update on this player.  Still lunging and no definitely not more weight on his back leg than front.  He strides and his body is almost straight up and down some would say a front foot…"
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Marty Schupak posted a blog post

New Quick Tip By T-Ball America & Marty Schupak

Quick Tip #22Block ItCoaches should teach players at the youngest age that blocking the ball and keeping it in front of them is just as important as catching the ball cleanly. In The Block It Drill, coaches can have a few stations with their assistant coaches and parents. The coach will roll balls to the player and he has to move from side to side between two…See More
Apr 19
L.A. "Skip" Fast commented on Lantz Wheeler's blog post "Why I Teach Movement... Not Mechanics!"
"Lantz, You're right on point. Taking this a step further... a coach needs to teach the player the movements that produce a specific FEEL.  A coach who neglects or ignores this step puts the player in a position to spend hours trying to…"
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ARE THERE ANY BASEBALL PLAYER'S THAT HAVE AGED OUT OF RIPKEN BASEBALL?

LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT. THE OTHER DAY A 16 YEAR OLD DOMINICAN GOT A CHECK FOR 2.1 MILLION FROM THE SF GIANTS. THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR OLD PEOPLE!! LET ME KNOW WHAT U ARE WAITING FOR.  781 891 0621 HENRY. LIST OF 1,300 PRO BASEBALL SCOUTS. TELL ME ABOUT OVER LOAD TRAINING!See More
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Lantz Wheeler posted a blog post

"Why I Teach Movement... Not Mechanics!"

Tell me something please...Why doesn't every pitching coachTeach Movement, Not Mechanics?Movements are natural, mechanics are not.Movements can be FELT, mechanics cannot.Maybe you just didn't know?You could make a million throws in a row and none of them, not a single one would show up exactly the same way on the video, or computer screen.Heck.. You can't even write your name the same way twice, yet you want to somehow magically repeat the same mechanics? Talking about setting your body up for…See More
Apr 18
Bill Stanton added a discussion to the group Youth Baseball Coaches
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"What can I do to get better this week?"

This is a football article but the story applies to baseball players as well.  Mitchell Trubisky might be the #1 pick in the NFL draft on April 26th but sat the bench for 3 years at UNC.  Instead of complaining or transferring he just asked his coach over and over, "What can I do to get better this week?" Watch the video then read the article.…See More
Apr 18
Richard Lovell replied to Nate Woodard's discussion Open Stance vs. Closed Stance
"There is the key statement right there, Stefan, you fit comfortable with it. Being in theaters box is about being comfortable. You know, I have even seen some MLB hitters step out..Franco...and it wasn't because he was cheating on an inside…"
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Pacific Association tryouts this weekend

Started by Tim Fitzgerald in Teams Looking for Players Apr 6. 0 Replies

Sign up at www.diamondsproball.com. The 2015 ROY came from the tryout, as did the league ERA in '14.Tim Fitzgerald Vallejo Admirals'Continue

Tags: tryout, baseball, pro, assocition, pacific

What stain and top coat brand to use

Started by James in General Baseball Mar 22. 0 Replies

I just started making some bats out of Birch and I am struggling with the finish. What are some of the types and brands of top coats that are the best. I would like to do some water based colored…Continue

video analysis

Started by Spencer Trayner in Hitting and Offense Jan 31. 0 Replies

Would any of you guys be interested in video analysis for you or your son?  We have a network of pro guys who can really help your swing.  Our site is theplayersspot.net.  Feel free to email me at…Continue

Video Analysis

Started by Spencer Trayner in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense Jan 31. 0 Replies

Would any of you guys be interested in video analysis for yourself or your son?  We have a group of current pro guys who can really help you gain velocity/get better action on pitches/and most…Continue

A simple, cheap, and easy to make hitting aid for baseball, tennis, golf

Started by John Veit in Hitting and Offense Dec 19, 2016. 0 Replies

I have gone thru the levels of baseball from T-ball, to All Stars, to college level as a proud and supportive grandparent. And during those years I developed a simple, cheap, and easy to make hitting…Continue

Game illnesses

Started by Ray Briones in Around The Horn Nov 21, 2016. 0 Replies

Players, parents, and coaches leaving fields only to get home with upset stomachs, vomiting, and fever. This is something that needs to be addressed.Almost every league and tournament that I have…Continue

Youth big barrel baseball bats

Started by Mark Hall in General Baseball. Last reply by Keith Boileau Nov 22, 2016. 8 Replies

I'm looking into getting my 10 yr old stepson a new bat this yr and I'm going composite and wanted to see what some of you thought were the best bats on the market right now and for 2017?

Schedule help

Started by Jose M Hernandez in Around The Horn Oct 31, 2016. 0 Replies

Anybody know of a good Scheduling App? I don't need to schedule an entire league, just the 10-11yr old girls softball level. So I'm wondering if there is a free app/software that someone recommends.…Continue

Schedule help

Started by Jose M Hernandez in Around The Horn Oct 31, 2016. 0 Replies

Anybody know of a good Scheduling App? I don't need to schedule an entire league, just the 10-11yr old girls softball level. So I'm wondering if there is a free app/software that someone recommends.…Continue

 
 
 

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