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Catcher's Question

http://www.baseballbargains.com/shop/easton-ccx-grip-cap-catchercoach-skull-cap-a168048/ Should I get this for my son? He's a catcher and he really wants one. Is it worth buying?

Added by Damon Norris on July 30, 2015 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Zepp Hitting Sensor

I would like to introduce myself and formally invite you to check out some really cool things we have going on at Zepp Labs. I don’t know how familiar you are with Zepp, but we are using wearable technology to help baseball and softball players build better swings. And we have just come out with some amazing resources for coaches and instructors, including a new program that is designed specifically for…

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Added by Nelson Gord on July 22, 2015 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Look out umpires- the Robots are coming!

And here’s a breaking ball on the outside corner of the plate. It’s a borderline pitch. Is it a ball or strike? The umpire calls . . . neither.

That’s because he’s being replaced by a computer.

And Eric Byrnes.

The independent San Rafael Pacifics will use a computerized video system to call balls and strikes next Tuesday and…

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Added by Grant Clifford on July 22, 2015 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

Adding velocity, reduce arm stress with new pitching breakthrough

For more information, visit our website…

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Added by Rich Dunno on July 21, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The tool that turned our summer around

Coaches, 

I just published a new podcast on the new chart/tool we created that totally turned our summer around...  You can check it out on my website here.  It is also available on …

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Added by Kyle Nelson on July 17, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

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Added by Will Laurence on July 16, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Diamond Stars Tryouts St Louis Missouri Area

The Diamond Stars Baseball Organization will begin individual tryouts for ages 8U up to 13U starting July 11th.

Our organization is looking for players and parents that love baseball and want to take their game to the next level. We train at our own 11000 sqft indoor facility ( Major League Development) in Arnold, Mo.

We offer professional hitting, pitching, and catching instruction. We also do numerous camps, clinics, and offer speed and agility…

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Added by Sean Wisner on July 14, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Little League, Big Trouble

Little League, Big Trouble

Jackie Robinson West whistleblower Chris Janes pays the price

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Added by Bill Stanton on July 13, 2015 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

New Youth Baseball Coaching Article From Marty Schupak's" Baseball Chronicles 2: Articles On Youth Coaching

                                                                     

This article is from Marty Schupak's latest book:…

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Added by Marty Schupak on July 8, 2015 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Swinging For Sean - Baret Bat honoring a fallen soldier

CheckSwing,

I recently I made a custom bat for a young man named Andrew Widiker from Wiscosin, and he wanted to honor his cousin Army Specialist Sean Cutsforth who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedoms in Afghanistan. I was so touched by this that I wrote a story to keep Sean's memory alive. Please see link below for my published story and let me know what you think. It’s a 4 min read. Thank You…

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Added by Juan Baret on June 30, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Stretching Scholarship Dollars Key To College Success

Stretching Scholarship Dollars Key To College Success

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Added by Bill Stanton on June 24, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all !! Please take time to play catch today with your children,in the yard,on the street. While you toss the ball around talk about the good year you have had and the good year to come. Loved playing catch with my sons and my dad. Uncle John was a great athlete though he lost a leg at 12. He played many sports in the 1940's at Brookline High:Baseball and hockey. Thanks to all dad's.

Added by Thomas Bednark on June 21, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

Economics take toll on talent pool in MLB

Economics take toll on talent pool in MLB

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Added by Bill Stanton on June 15, 2015 at 11:53am — 14 Comments

The (fake) Prospect

This is a very interesting article.

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Montaous Walton, now 29 years old, says his story should be titled "The Dream Chaser" and in a sense, that would be right, but only almost. There are other titles one could choose, names given Montaous by others, like "The Fraud," or "The Con Artist"—but those wouldn’t be quite right, either.

Many of us have known boys like Montaous, or even have been a boy like Montaous, a boy with a dream to play baseball. On…

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Added by Bill Stanton on June 10, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Coaches. Ethics. Rule Interpretation. Decisions.

Here's a situation I encountered recently.....

8U travel baseball game. It's the 2nd game of a doubleheader. The scenario/dispute is around pitching limits. In our league, a pitcher is only allowed to throw three innings per weekend. Those three innings can be in one game or split across both games of a doubleheader.

Here's the exact rule from our league rulebook:

SPRING & FALL ONLY: 8u, 9u pitchers may only pitch 3 innings per…

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Added by Bill Stanton on June 9, 2015 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

New Youth Baseball Book Available

My new book:

Baseball Chronicles 2: Articles On Youth Coaching

has been released. It is available in hard copy or via digital.

It is available at the Youth Sports Club web site or…

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Added by Marty Schupak on June 7, 2015 at 6:25pm — No Comments

(New Podcast) Answered: 5 Questions That Plague Pitchers & Get Pitching Coaches Fired

(DOWNLOAD & SHARE)  ANSWERED-5 Questions that plague pitchers and get pitching coaches fired... https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baseball-thinktank-podcast/id999079732

Added by Lantz Wheeler on May 31, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

GIVEAWAY | Best shaker bottle on the planet, $90 prize package with free shipping

Hi friends!  Pro Baseball Insider is celebrating the launch of a new gear recommendations page - Best Baseball Strength & Conditioning Equipment - by giving away one of our favorite products.

The Blender Bottle is a must-have for any elite athlete - the best shaker bottle on the planet, PLUS a whole prize package of other cool stuff.  We invite you to enter2win here:  Yes I want to win this…

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Added by Sarah Bernier on May 27, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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