"Michael, I agree. If the catcher has the ball at the initial point of impact, then the runner should be out. Simple fix with no additional judgement ruling by the umpire. The intent thought and possible obstruction just add to the potential for…"
"One of the biggest issues in our area is that travel ball has become so watered down with rec teams that it is difficult to find quality level tournaments. The teams that used to play LL or Dixie are now playing tournaments on weekends due to the…"
"Kyle, having been in this very situation several years ago there are several things that come to mind. First, and the biggest one for us was: NO PARENTS of current players on the board of directors. The board needs to focus on what is good for ALL…"
"Carl, I agree 100%. The best way is to teach them what they will need at the next level, whatever level that will be for them. Getting comfortable with something that works at age 12 but doesn't work at the HS level just creates issues."
"Excellent piece and a battle I struggle with every year. With our program being focused on middle and high school ages, it is a primary focus of ours to teach both the game and the life lessons that come from team sports. The amount of control a…"
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If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Strictly a location guy. Never blew it by anyone, but could make folks look silly in the box.
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Scout Baseball, Scout Softball
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, American Legion, AAU, College, Independent, Minor League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, USSSA, High School, American Legion, AAU, College, Independent
Softball Playing Experience:
Independent, Slow Pitch, Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Hank Aaron - the all time greatest homerun hitter in baseball. Others have hit more with help, but nobody did it better than Hammerin' Hank. His focus at the plate, especially during the racially charged era he played during, is an example that every hitter should follow.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Michael Roth is my favorite current pitcher. His attitude, approach to the game and focus have taken him a lot farther than most would have predicted. He is a true team leader and takes time to mentor the guys coming up behind him.
More About Me:
I coach baseball to help young people learn to love the game and to improve their skills. I don't coach for money, although I don't hold it against those that do. I coach for the enjoyment of helping others find success.