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Youth ball: Play up or age appropriate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oct 23, 2010. 14 Replies

I wanted to start a new discussion about kids ages at the club level. As I have said before, we are a club currently with  8U coach pitch team, a 10UAAA tournament team, and an 11UAA tournament team.…Continue

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P, C, 1B, OF, DH
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Gap to gap. I usually put the ball in play w authority. Lost os 2B and a few 3B here and there. I play in a wood bat league on the MLB spring training fields.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Trying to adjust to my old arm. Throwing more Change-ups and hitting spots w the fast ball. Amazing concept I know...
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Play Slow Pitch Softball, Umpire Baseball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, USSSA, High School
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, USSSA, High School
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
All-time Ted Williams. Enough said there...
Pujols - had the best 10 year start in history I believe.
Cano - I NOT a Yankee fan but that guy is a stud no doubt about that.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Randy Johnson all time - Nasty mean, wicked slider, makes you want to retire. (ask John Kruk lol)
More About Me:
I am a professional woodworker / carpenter.

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Metal Spikes

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:51pm 14 Comments

It is time for my teams to start wearing metal cleats (or so they think). My issue with this is probably obvious to all of you. What I would like to do is give my players (and their parents) a solid stance on this, not just an opinion... For instance, I do not plan to let any of my players weir their metal cleats in any of our practices. I personally do not think any of these kids even need metal cleats BUT they do know they are allowed do wear them starting Aug 1st... They are however not…


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At 9:19pm on November 9, 2010, Allan Brown (Flash) said…
Appreciated the info on the MSBL in Phoenix and sent Lou an email to try to get pointed in the right direction on finding a team. Thanks for the info.
At 9:51am on February 22, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Darek! Be sure to join the Wood Bat Makers' Group!

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At 5:55pm on February 21, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Darek- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

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