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Will Laurence's Discussions

Teaching the Changeup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by don wilbanks May 24, 2016. 11 Replies

MLB Draft Breakdown: State-By-State

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shaun Reed Dec 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Teaching How To Slide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Leonard Celeski Jul 27, 2012. 13 Replies

 

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Ralph White commented on Will Laurence's blog post Commentary: Parents aren’t baseball coaches – I am. And I don’t coddle
"Just because you're a baseball Coach doesn't mean you're a good one. Knowing most kids do not play baseball after they are 16 years old, heck 12 years old, it should be your obligation to not only try and win, but to make it enjoyable…"
Jun 2
Will Laurence posted a blog post

Commentary: Parents aren’t baseball coaches – I am. And I don’t coddle

Commentary:Parents aren’t baseball coaches – I am. And I don’t coddlehttp://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-baseball-parents-should-shut-up-jack-chambless-20170523-story.htmlBy Jack A. ChamblessGuest ColumnistIt was with a mixture of bewilderment and nausea that I recently read an article about a controversy at Celebration High School and its 2017 spring baseball…See More
May 30
Will Laurence commented on Lantz Wheeler's blog post (VIDEO) How To Throw A Lights Out Curveball Using Only A .47 Cent Halloween Toy... No Baseball Required
"Great stuff!"
May 21
Will Laurence commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Study shows youth baseball, softball participation on the rise
"Why is this the case? When did things change? Are we producing better baseball players because of this travel ball, showcase structure?"
May 21
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May 10
Christine Bednark commented on Will Laurence's blog post They Can Hit 400-Foot Homers, but Playing Catch? That’s Tricky
"Long gone are the learn at home skills. Hour upon hour of "catch","pickle",pitching practice, popup fielding, "500", long toss etc. improved ball and glove ability. The fun has been dropped for instruction."
Apr 4
John Robert Cruz commented on Will Laurence's blog post Three Reasons Coaches Aren't Respected Like The Old Days
"Interesting and very good article, which is, "WELL COUNTERBALANCED," by the comments, of Richard Chandler, and Henry Waltham above...Thank you all for sharing... :)"
Feb 14
HENRY WALTHAM commented on Will Laurence's blog post Three Reasons Coaches Aren't Respected Like The Old Days
"I WAS THERE FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS!! TO BAD THE PENDALUM HAS SWUNG THE WRONG WAY."
Feb 13

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
215
Position(s):
P, 1B, 3B, DH
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
power. nice opposite field power.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Gas.
Whoever is catching me has an easy job. Just put down one finger and give me a good target.
I currently:
Play Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, American Legion, College, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Evan Longoria. He can do it all. He is one of the guys that I will stop doing whatever I might be doing to watch hit.
Others in this class are Pujols, Utley, Berkman, Manny and Braun.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Papelbon. Throws gas and is somewhat crazy.
Aroldis Chapman- PURE GAS
More About Me:
The only place on the planet where I am at peace is on the baseball field.

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MLB Should Invest In College Scholarships

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 9:12pm 0 Comments

BOSTON—Last year, Andrew Benintendi, Alex Bregman and Dansby Swanson all reached the majors in their first full seasons as professionals. The same was…

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Commentary: Parents aren’t baseball coaches – I am. And I don’t coddle

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 8:51pm 1 Comment

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Parents aren’t baseball coaches – I am. And I don’t coddle…

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They Can Hit 400-Foot Homers, but Playing Catch? That’s Tricky

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 12:00am 1 Comment

They Can Hit 400-Foot Homers, but Playing Catch? That’s Tricky

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Three Reasons Coaches Aren't Respected Like The Old Days

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

Three Reasons Coaches Aren’t Respected Like The Old Days

Posted: February 11, 2016  Author: Chris Fore…

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