"Rod, the first thing to do is take the focus off winning and put it where it belongs at that age, HAVING FUN. Until kids get to school ball around age 13, there is no real reason to focus a lot of effort on the overall outcome of games. I know…"
We would like discussion from hitters on wooden bat quality, model choices, wood specie preference and bat performance. As we all know the wooden bat marketplace is flooded with many brands and quality ranges .What is the best bat wood for you?
"Rod, I've coached for a few years (plus decades) and I don't remember ever hearing a player or parent say that they didn't think they could hit HS pitching. Ya'll must be raising some flame throwers over there. Send a couple our…"
"So Michael, did you skip items 1 - 8? Sorry, not looking to bust any chops or bubbles. I don't know about your area, but in ours most leagues just focus on numbers not talent. This approach causes it's own problems, but we won't go…"
"WOW, how many different opinions can there be on the subject? Why not just go to the local high school and talk to kids that played at younger ages but have given the game up? If you do, you will find answers that vary by young person and they…"
"Paul, depending on what you are looking for in style, check out evo9x at www.evo9x.com . We did our Fall jerseys for our teams through them and the guys absolutely loved them. We went away from our more traditional look to a custom design and…"
"I have a hard time believing that the guys that get paid to hit baseballs are that far off in their training and not one single pro that I have ever heard speak, talk to or watched on TV has ever made the claim that tee work and soft toss are not…"
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.