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Andy Barkett
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Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, American Legion, College, Minor League, Major League, Olympics
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Minor League, None
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
My 5 year old son Isaiah. He can rake.....

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For the Love of the Game

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 10:32pm 0 Comments

High school games around the state crank up very soon and another championship season is upon us. Excitement is in the air as players and coaches set their sights on district and state titles. There is a sense of pride everyday as you put your school’s colors on. But there is an unseen element in the air that is more powerful than a Roger Clemens fastball or a Barry Bonds line drive. Pressure. The Showcase Era of high school baseball is breeding some exceptional athletes. But it is also…


Youth Travel Ball and Player Development

Posted 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…


2nd Half Begins

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 2:20pm 3 Comments

1-4 to start the second half after a very solid 1st half in the Florida State League. The Flying Tigers feature one of the youngest teams in Florida State League history. Double header at Tampa tonight. Hopefully we can get it rolling a bit. Never easy against the Yankees. But we will give it a shot, if weather permits. I have been out of blogging touch, trying to make a better effort during the second half. Got to go catch the bus.

Get Ready to Hit

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 10:45am 8 Comments

In order two be a good hitter, you have to have two things, good swing mechanics and good timing. If you have a beautiful swing and your timing sucks, you won't hit. And vice versa. We spend a lot of time, some time too much, working on mechanics and not incorporating timing in our drills. Players have to learn body control and timing to be able to execute a good swing. The one thing I noticed as a constant in big league camp was how much players worked on getting into position on time.…

For the Love of the Game....

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 9:30am 1 Comment

High school games around the state of Florida crank up very soon and another championship season is upon us. Excitement is in the air as players and coaches set their sights on district and state titles.

There is a sense of pride everyday as you put your school's colors on. But there is an unseen element in the air that is more…


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At 3:07pm on July 18, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Andy,  I hope your summer season is going well!
At 3:12pm on August 19, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Andy, Be sure to enter the
PM 500 Contest for a chance to win a PM Custom baseball Glove. See the one I had made below... It's awesome!

At 11:50am on February 9, 2010, John Rubinow, M.D. said…
Thanks Andy. I'll tell Ebo you said hi. I did one camp in St. Pete a few years back but it was only modestly received. Maybe it just needed a few years to grow like the AZ camp did. I would be very interested in doing another cne in FL if you think we could get enough players to come - at least 30. There are several coaches who live in FL and they'd be happy to do it. Let me know your thoughts. Best, John
At 3:23pm on October 28, 2009, The CheckSwing Clubhouse said…
I created a group for the FWBL for you to give the league some exposure on CheckSwing. Please invite all of the players, coaches, or anyone affiliated with the league to join. You can do it right from the FWBL group page once you join it. You could even put a CheckSwing badge on the FWBL website ( next to the Facebook link. This would allow others to see the group and use the group forum, etc. Let me know if you need any help with it and good luck with the new league!
At 10:07pm on September 9, 2009, Ed Skovron said…
Andy are you playing AAU Baseball in Fl
At 1:33pm on August 13, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
How's the season going? I really enjoyed reading your recent blog posts. Very insightful.
At 8:52am on January 14, 2009, Gary DiSarcina said…
Oneonta was not the same without you. Hey hope all is well and and Luis Q filled me in about you during last summer. Keep it going. DiSar
At 11:20am on September 4, 2008, Bill Stanton said…
Andy- I saw your posting on the combine at Tiger Town. You should join the group "Recruit Me" and post the message there as well.
At 5:17pm on July 30, 2008, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome, Andy!
At 5:13pm on July 30, 2008, Bill Stanton said…
Andy- Welcome to CheckSwing! Great profile picture. Did you get run from the game shortly after that picture was taken?

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