With the recent announcement…
The Premier Baseball Social Network for Players, Coaches, Scouts, and Umpires
a.) Who went 0-20 in 1960?
b.) Who went 0-24 in 1965?
c.) Who began the 1955 season 0-24?
d.) Who went 1-23 in 1978?
e.) Who went 0-32 in 2004?
f.) Who went 5-25 in the 1945 World Series?
g.) What do they all have in common?
a.) Mickey Mantle
b.) Willie Mays
c.) Roy Campanella
d.) Mike Schmidt
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Here's my latest post, enjoy....
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Back in November 2013, Jonah Bayliss joined us here on CheckSwing and jumped right in as a major contributor to our baseball community. I quickly became a big fan of his blog because he teaches pitching in a way that is smart and easy to understand. Already this season I have used his advice on the field with my players.
Jonah recently started doing a weekly podcast and was nice enough to invite me as…Continue
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The following comes off of my blog. It's a post I made in response to an email question I received. A father reached out to me about teaching his little league kid how to pitch and I figured there might be a few more dads out there looking for similar information. Then I thought there might be a few more over here in the wonderful checkswing community. As I mention in the article, this is a "basic" approach. Originally, it was a two part article on my blog. I hope you don't mind, but I…Continue
With the recent announcement…
Matt Stark still has not returned the $2995.00 he took from me in Oct. 2013 for a "Free Agent" camp scheduled for March 2014 that he cancelled the night befor the start date.
He's now the Athletic Director/Baseball Coach at American Sports University.
Let me know if you are a victim also.
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04/08/2014 – Jim Parque
Anyone watch major league baseball? You know....that place where the best in the world compete on the biggest sporting stage on earth?
So, I got some questions:
Why do so many coaches teach their players things that do not exist in the big leagues? More so, why are there so many coaches…
Practicing baseball in a gym for 4 weeks will force you to get creative. Those of you who have been following me, my blog, and my products over the past year and a half know that I have been making a huge push to make players more athletic and less robotic and mechanical.
Accomplishing this for infielders in a gym is rather difficult since they don't see realistic hops. First, we gave our players a solid mechanical foundation from the ground up, now we are trying to make…Continue
Added by Kyle Nelson on March 30, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Call me naive, but are not the best ballplayers suppose to be the starters? My boy's first year of B-Team baseball. The first game he was the starting shortstop made no errors, had four assists, did go 0-2 but had 1 quality at bat, but has not seen the field since. I know I will be called biased because he is my son, but my boy plays travel ball with almost all these guys and he is obviously better or at worst as good as anyone on the team. The 3rd baseman (8th grader) has had 12 balls hit…Continue
There are literally millions of hitting drills available on the web right now, many of them are good, but many of them are just plain counterproductive. When you are a looking for a good hitting drill for your player or team, make sure it accomplishes one ore more of the following criteria.
1.) Promote a proper hitting position (body position at foot strike)
2.) Promote decision making and introduces cognitive interference (ideally with ball…Continue
What is your pregame hitting routine and Why? Weighted balls, Soft Toss into net Wiffle balls any other ideas.
In my career coaching youth baseball, I've toyed with different batting order ideas, both to be competitive and to be fair to the players. I was happy to institute a system for tee ball in my league that seemed fair. Our tee ball league has teams play three innings with everyone batting. Just as it should be; outs and runs don’t mean anything. Many of the teams have more than nine…Continue
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COMPETITIVE YOUTH SPORTS may be as American as apple pie, but we know a lot…
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In addition to writing our story on high school travel ball and showcases, P.K. Daniel is viewing things from the inside, as the parent of a 10-year-old boy and a…Continue
Baseball: About five in 75, or about 6.8 percent, of high school senior boys interscholastic baseball
players will go on to play men's baseball at a NCAA member institution.…
Know Who You Want to Be:
Advice from a surprising sage
Hello everyone. this post is going to be kept short today because… well, it’s Saturday. In reality I’ve been very busy, which is great, but it just means that I don’t get to write as much or as frequently as I’d like to. Anywho, I thought I’d at least give you a little nugget this weekend, and let me tell you, this is, indeed, a nugget of…Continue