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On the subject of trust...

Started Oct 28, 2012 0 Replies

Sometimes a business musing transcend into sports...Seth Godin is pretty big in my world outside of sports. I consider him very wise. We always tell our kids to trust us. Does it go both…Continue

Tags: life, lessons, BALL,, athletic

Coaches or catchers calling games...the debate.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Greene Jun 25, 2012. 4 Replies

This discussion is more geared to high school level coaching, but it can apply to any level with adjustment.With the advent of wristband signal calling, it is now easier than ever for coaches to call…Continue

Tags: pitcher, catcher, coach, scrimmage, development

Vintage circa 1910-1920 uniform source needes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Fruhling Nov 29, 2010. 9 Replies

  Father/son sizes needed, from circa 1910-1920.  Any ideas?  I don't need a full team's worth, just one of each size.Continue


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P, 3B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Power; submarine
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Scout Baseball, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, American Legion, College, Independent
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, USSSA, High School, American Legion, College, 18+
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, USSSA, High School
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Ted Williams
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Nolan Ryan
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
* Ass't Head Coach, Vanguard University (NAIA Div 1 scholarship school)
* Team member, U of R Athletic Hall of Fame (baseball)
* Founder, Beyond Athletic Life Lessons, Inc ("BALL"), an educational nonprofit
* Los Angeles Angels Baseball Clinic and ANGELS RBI Pitching Clinician
More About Me:
Baseball and business consultant since 1989. On fire for Christ. In love with my wife. Proud of my kids - none of which play competitive baseball but are outstanding individuals.

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Defense and pitching to spots

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

Crunoz Sports has only been around for a year, but their new glove customization process got me to thinking about the importance of the defense behind a pitcher. 

We always try to follow a "pitch to contact" mentality.  Contrary to many teams, we specifically call pitches in 4 zones and expect our piotchers to be able to hit them 70% of the time.  This allows us to call pitch locations in addition to simply inside/outside, and gives our defense the confidence that in certain…


He's a "win at all costs" coach.

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 3:38pm 1 Comment

I just got an e-mail from a retailer who uses a weekly tips news to keep his name in front of the customer.  As long as you understand his intent, it's a good letter.  But he just sent me one that I think is completely off-base.  Per the newsletter:

" He's a win at all costs coach". Some coach has just been hit with the most damning curse.  It has been my experience, that this curse is uttered by losers that are not…


Be Quick But Don't Hurry...

Posted on January 19, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Help your kids apply the lessons they learn in baseball to life outside of baseball. Our teams do this by quoting John Wooden's maxims to teach the fundamentals. For example, "Be Quick But Don't Hurry" is used to teach kids how to catch ground balls. We tell the kids to apply the phrase when they take a math test...

Beyond Athletic Life Lessons ( provides this in the format of a weekly practice plan to coaches for free. It's awesome for kids aged 6… Continue

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At 12:50pm on May 22, 2011, Kip Gross said…
Same here, this really is a great website.
At 12:31am on February 5, 2011, Anthony Fiorino said…



If you like the way I write, you'll love the way I carry a radio show.  Check everything out at and you can listen live there each Sunday at 9 am eastern.  Call in with your thoughts.



At 5:25pm on January 17, 2011, David Michel said…



Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. Haven't been on CS for a while. I would be happy to learn more about B.A.L.L. You can send the info to




At 11:52am on November 19, 2010, Landon Johnston said…
Thanks for the add, Ted! See you on the field!
At 11:04pm on August 25, 2010, Tom said…
Thanks Ted.
At 2:53pm on June 1, 2010, Terry Howie said…
Hi Ted,

At 12:57pm on June 1, 2010, Terry Howie said…
Hi Ted,
That sounds great. We need structured practices to keep the kids interested in the game. To have the bonus of learning some life skills at the same time is fantastic.
Can you send me some practice plans?
At 1:13pm on December 15, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Ted!

Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Join your State Group, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload some photos and videos. Create a CheckSwing group for your team or organization and invite your current and former players to join the baseball player community here. Just click the "Enter Email Addresses" button on the Invite page.
At 9:13am on December 15, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Ted- 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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