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Excerpt from the book: Gods, Gloves, Pop-ups, and Ponies: a look at the character found playing youth baseball. “Mr. Faulk was what you would call a yelling coach. Rarely did you receive baseball…Continue
The World Series is over and which team do you think has the “fire” burning the brightest for the next season?
The World Series is over and done and there was a winner and there was a loser. One team received the big trophy the other received a participation check. Both teams fought through a 162 game schedule, battled the opposing foes in their leagues, and then went toe to toe for the title. For one team there is relief and champagne, for the other a long quiet plane ride…Continue
Are you coaching the level of baseball that matches the coaching style you bring to the game?
In the course of this baseball season I have the opportunity to talk with and observe a wide range of coaches. For the most part I encounter coaches that fully embrace the level of baseball they are coaching and also understand who their players are. However, there are those coaches out there who seem to be out of their element or wish to be coaching a different level of baseball than what…Continue
Learning to win with grace and class is just as important as being a good sport in defeat.
This summer I am fortunate enough to have a talented group of ball players who go out and win baseball games. Sometimes the games are close and sometimes the games turn into lopsided victories. It is just as important to teach players how to be good winners as it is to help them handle the losses that inevitably come their way. Sure victories are easier to take, but if a player handles the…Continue
The game of baseball is all about awareness. As we are well into the summer season are your kids aware of who they are in the game?
Baseball requires a player to be attentive and aware of so many elements that if you check out for just a moment not only can you hurt your team but you may even end up seeing stars. As a player works his way up the ladder to higher and tougher competition it is essential he become even more aware of both his surroundings and his personal connection to…Continue