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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…Continue
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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! …Continue
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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.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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In my 25 coaching youth baseball I have made my share of mistakes. I have also tried to follow "the book" most of the time but on some things , I have decided to go with my own gut. Here are three instances.
1 ) Don't bunt with two strikes.
This is a tough one when it fails. We have all seen it in youth baseball when the third baseman plays in close anticipating a bunt only to…Continue
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Too many times during the course of a youth baseball season we coaches neglect to practice a lot of things we take for granted. Here are three things I make sure we practice every year:
1) Catching a foul ball near a fence
I've been burnt seeing too many foul balls drop near a fence as tentative youth players are just watching. Line your team up and do the "Fence Drill" throwing…Continue
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Youth baseball coaches should try and establish good habits with their team early in the season.
One of my pet peeves in life is being on time. In youth baseball we are competing with
a lot of extra curricular activities. If you as a coach are able to…Continue
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I don't remember much about playing elementary school basketball now, 30 years later. I know we were the Cobras. I know we wore green hand-me-down uniforms that smelled funky.
I don't remember my coach's name, or most of my teammates. I don't remember what they taught…Continue
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