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I coach American Legion Baseball in Missouri and our team has a dad that teaches the Sparky Parker hitting techniques and their batting averages and OBP has dropped to last on the team. Continually poping the ball up. Can someone help me understand this technique? It saddens us as coaches to watch the boys fail. Should I try to help the boys or stay out of the way.
We are looking at opening a youth baseball camp and want to know what parents and High School coaches want their players to know when they get them back.
We have found at the High School or even American Legion level, most players we get at 14 or 15 do not know basic baseball. Granted, we have been blessed with several players that know the game well and have been taught the basics.
We would like to know what the coaches at the next level (whatever that may be) want youth…Continue
Mickey Owen baseball School has been shut down for three years now. 2 years ago, we leased the facility and ran youth baseball tournaments. We could not get a lease last year (2010). But, in 2011, we are going to run tournaments again as well as, a couple of day camps, and summer leagues.
Just wondering if anyone has experience ressurecting old baseball camps or facilities. This facility has provided baseball for young boys for 50 years and it is devistating to see it shut down.…Continue