A friend shared this article with me and I think it's very relevant to many of the CheckSwing discussions we have. Do you agree? Disagree? What are some solutions?
The Premier Baseball Social Network for Players, Coaches, Scouts, and Umpires
I guess I am writing this for a couple of reasons but the number one is that I have four boys that excel at baseball and love it. I coached high school baseball for the past 14 years and in that time I gain the respect of all my fellow coaches and all my former players. I never had an issue with any of them and always had a successful season not matter the talent I was given. Anyone that knows anything about high school baseball knows that this is where the funnels affect starts. The…Continue
As organized sports get pushed further out of reach of many poorer kids, one former college hoops star wants to even the playing field.…
Added by Bill Stanton on November 26, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments
CheckSwing and Barnstable Bat Company are teaming up to give away TWO high quality wood bats to one lucky CheckSwing member.
In case you don't know, Barnstable Bat Company stated…Continue
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When youth coaches ask me “what is the number one problem you see with players when they get to the high school level,” my answer is always that they need more work on the tactical aspect of the game. But when it comes to hitting, the answer is easy as well. Youth hitters need to…
Added by Kyle Nelson on November 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
WWW.HENRYSBASEBALLCLUB.COM 781 891 0621 LAST YEAR CHRIS CARPENTER, WADE BOGGS, CECIL FIELDER, RICH GEDMAN, LOU MERLONI, BOB STANLEY THE STEAMER WHO WAS ON THE MOUND IN THE 1986 WORLD SERIES, AND 20 MORE FAMOUS BASEBALL PLAYERS WILL BE THERE AND U CAN GET 1 AUTOGRAPH FROM EACH PLAYER. $80.00 PER PERSON. WE ARE ONLY THE MESSENGER. U NEED TO SEND TO 1 LINE DRIVE, MANCHESTER,MA.03101. THE ROOM HOLDS 1,200 PEOPLE ONLY. SO…Continue
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Playoffs? Playoffs? The Ideal Youth League
If you have been following me at all you probably know about my thinking on player development, all-stars, playoffs, affiliated leagues with national playoffs.
I sure don’t proclaim to have all the answers but I do know that player development is trumped by winning-at-all-costs, all-stars and national playoffs.
Kyle Nelson, my colleague at Cornerstone Coaching Academy took a survey this past month from…Continue
Did you know that over 90% of the time a Pitcher will throw a Fastball right down main street on the first pitch to get ahead in the count ? Did you also know that 78% of the time most Hitters take the first pitch ?
From that point on the Hitter is behind and the Pitcher has the advantage. Teach young players to hit early in the count. Most of the time that first pitch fastball is the best pitch they will see at that at bat.Be an Offensive Aggressive Hitter, never on the defense…Continue
Added by RKM Enterprises on November 23, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
This post was originally posted on my pitching website, BetterPitching.com:
28 Ways Pitching Better Prepares You for Life
At the end of the long season, it's always a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture. Give yourself some time to recharge and take stock of where you're at in your career (and in your…Continue
Added by Phil R. on November 20, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Thank you to all who participated in developing the Cornerstone Youth League. We received several dozen responses that went into creating this "ideal youth baseball" league. I encourage you to take these recommendations to your board of directors and try to effect positive change in hour league!
Check out the results here! goo.gl/97jQea
Added by Kyle Nelson on November 17, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments
How to Choose an Instructor:
5 Characteristics of Good Teachers
by Jonah Bayliss
A1 Pitching Academy
As the fall off-season approaches, kids across the country will be in search of some instruction as their parents (in most cases) tirelessly peruse the land for the best instruction they can afford. I wanted to take a second to highlight some of the characteristics I thought you should be…Continue
Hagen Danner, 14, a pitching prospect, has verbally committed to play baseball…
Chad: - So Ken, there’s a common problem in baseball and no one wants to talk about it. I dealt with it when I was in high school and I battled it my entire career although no one, or very few people, know anything about it. It often has nicknames, the thing. Its most commonly referred to as ‘the…Continue
Added by Chad Moeller on November 12, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments
The World Series is over and which team do you think has the “fire” burning the brightest for the next season?
The World Series is over and done and there was a winner and there was a loser. One team received the big trophy the other received a participation check. Both teams fought through a 162 game schedule, battled the opposing foes in their leagues, and then went toe to toe for the title. For one team there is relief and champagne, for the other a long quiet plane ride…Continue
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I sat down this morning and started writing a blog post about how I would organize a youth baseball league. To aid in my writing, I looked back at some of the comments from my readers on my blog, on twitter, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn and realized that my readers have an absolutely outstanding view on youth sports and youth baseball in general. So I decided to let you write this blog post by answering the following question...…Continue
Added by Annex Baseball on October 28, 2013 at 11:12pm — No Comments
It was very refreshing to see that an ash bat was used by Gomes to hit the game changing home run.