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157 -pitch game in HS

How a 157-pitch game in Kansas explains everything wrong with youth baseball

Jeff Passan
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Added by Will Laurence on June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The NCAA way

The NCAA way: students pay; coaches (and everyone else) get paid

Dan…
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Added by Bill Stanton on June 3, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

random pitching things

 pitching control. Just like in the movie "the patriot" when Mel and his boys went up on the ridge to take out the red coats to get his son back, he told his one boy..."aim small, miss small" When I was a kid we lived in an old brick house and on one of the walls I took a black crayon and drew dots about the size of a quarter ( Mom loved that one ) within the strike zone. One up and in, up and out, down and in, down and out and one down the middle. I would throw 10-20 at each location, in a…

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Added by don wilbanks on May 30, 2016 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

Players Needed

The San Diego Force, a member of the Southern California Collegiate League is looking for College Players who are looking for a place to play ball this summer.  We will play approximately 45 games plus 2 tournaments.  Our games are played at Madison High School, which is a very good diamond.  If you know of someone, or would like to be a part of our organization (6 championships and trips to NBC World Series in Wichita) please call Bart Zeller at

847-380-6362, or visit our website or…

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Added by Bart Zeller on May 26, 2016 at 4:32pm — No Comments

rule violation?

I've never heard of such a rule.



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The Torrance baseball team captured it’s California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division 4 first round playoff series on Thursday, knocking off Fullerton, 4-1. On Friday evening it learned its season was over, regardless of the positive results on the field.

As reported by the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on May 25, 2016 at 11:52am — 16 Comments

Pepper

This was in Peter Gammons' blog.

Ted Williams used to play pepper almost every day, for what he said…

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Added by Bill Stanton on May 20, 2016 at 3:42pm — 5 Comments

Marty Schupak's latest youth sports article on T-Ball fielding

                                             This article is from Marty Schupak's

                                             best selling ebook: T-Ball Skills & Drills…

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Added by Marty Schupak on May 14, 2016 at 11:57pm — No Comments

LOOKING FOR HIGH SKILL TALENT 40 GAMES IN THE BOSTON PARK LEAGUE! 781 891 0621

THE GAMES ARE MON., WED., FRI., AT 7:30PM SO A PLAYER COULD WORK IN THE DAY AND PLAY BASEBALL UNDER THE LIGHTS AT NIGHT. MOST OF THE PLAYER'S ARE COLLEGE PLAYER'S. WORK ON GROUNDERS, FLY BALLS BATTING PRACTICE AND ABOUT 40 GAMES. PLAY OFF'S AT THE END OF SEASON. DINNER IN LATE OCT. 2016 FOR AWARDS. BEST TO CALL AND LET US KNOW WHAT UR SKILLS ARE. THIS IS NOT CHILDREN'S BASEBALL!! HENRY 781 891 0621

Added by HENRY MUNEVAR on May 6, 2016 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Environment. Teammates. Winning. ??

Question for this esteemed group of baseball people:

My nephew is 12, almost 13. He's played on a travel team for the past few years that rarely wins. Great group of kids and families. They are all close friends. The coach is excellent. Many of the players are just not developing despite good efforts from the coach. Many lack the athletic ability and view it as more of a fun activity instead of a game they are looking to play in HS or college.

The kids do not seem to…

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Added by Grant Clifford on May 6, 2016 at 1:34pm — 8 Comments

The Core Velocity "Touch & FEEL" Top 25 Baseball Programs

Hey guys... 

Here's my latest post ....

After watching the "TOUCH & FEEL" videos found inside... (BTW - They're interactive videos that allow you to choose what you want to see and hear.)

Would love to get your feedback and hear what you THINK!  …

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Added by Lantz Wheeler on April 20, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Carson Wentz shows that quarterback camps just might be ruining quarterbacks

Carson Wentz shows that quarterback camps just might be ruining quarterbacks

On Football

April 18 at 6:38 PM…
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Added by Bill Stanton on April 19, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Attention to Defense

Peter Gammons: Troy Tulowitzki, Travis Shaw, and attention to the defensive side

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Added by Bill Stanton on April 18, 2016 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Tournaments

Can the people in the Checkswing community keep me posted on the future global baseball tournaments(that's including in North America[including the U.S.]) that are coming up? Because I am trying to play in as many as I possibly can.   

Added by Dion Chamar Owens on April 16, 2016 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Pro Ball Baseball Clinic Update

The Pro Ball Baseball Clinic has inked a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates to use their spring training facility in Bradenton, FL. This is in addition to the San Diego Padres complex in Peoria, AZ.

There are now 2 locations:

Dec 1-4, 2016        Bradenton, FL

Jan 13-16               Peoria, AZ

The Pro Ball Baseball Clinic is an intensive, 4-day instructional clinic…

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Added by John Rubinow, M.D. on April 12, 2016 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Marty Schupak's latest article on baserunning in youth baseball

                                                                              More Baserunning Treats!

In Baseball Chronicles 1, I wrote how baserunning can be considered baseball’s 10th man. My point is that not everyone practices baserunning and every coach should.  There…

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 8, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Marty Schupak's Latest Article On Youth Practices

You may have seen this article before. I think it is an important topic and reprint it every year!

                                            Youth Baseball Practices Don’t Have To Be LongTo Be Good

                                                                                                   

    Back in the late 70's an old college professor of mine was fond of saying, "Don't confuse activity with…

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 7, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Book excerpt: Are high school pitchers throwing too hard too soon?

Book excerpt: Are high school pitchers throwing too hard too soon?

Book excerpt: Are high school pitchers throwing too hard too soon? Photo: Al Tielemans for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
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Added by Bill Stanton on April 5, 2016 at 12:19am — 15 Comments

Coaching opportunity

The Topeka Train Robbers of the Pecos League, a short season summer professional league (rookie league) is looking for a couple volunteer coaches (possible small stipend) for 2016. The team is located in Kansas plays a 70 game schedule from May to August, the league has teams in Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Arizona.
If interested send resume to manager Bob Fritz: bob.fritz@pecosleague.com

Added by Bob Fritz on April 1, 2016 at 5:20am — No Comments

Is the secret to Kris Bryant's success ... his dad?

Is the secret to Kris Bryant's success ... his dad?

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's March 28 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe…

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Added by Grant Clifford on March 28, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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