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TRYOUTS HAVE STARTED FOR 2015!!

http://WWW.HENRYSBASEBALLCLUB.COM  781 891 0621  THE TRYOUT SEASON STARTS RIGHT AFTER THE NEW YEAR. YES THEY LOOK FOR NEW TALENT BUT THE GUY WITH THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES. THERE WAS SOME WINTER BASEBALL CAMPS TO GO TO THAT PASSED AND SOME GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

THE SCOUT THAT SIGNED DAVID PERALTA WHO BATS 3RD IN THE LINE UP FOR THE ARIZONA DIAMONBACKS HAD A CLOSED TRYOUT IN THE MIDDLE OF CT. IN THE MIDDLE OF…

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Added by HENRY MUNEVAR on March 18, 2015 at 7:21pm — 3 Comments

Want to play in the Minors? Here's how

Want to play in the Minors? Here's how

Open tryouts decline, but there are other ways to get noticed
03/18/2015 12:00 PM ET
The MLB Scouting Bureau, which…
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Added by Bill Stanton on March 18, 2015 at 5:12pm — 4 Comments

Cubs' Joe Maddon no fan of travel baseball

I guess I'm not alone in this feeling....

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MESA, Ariz. -- In assessing the talents of center fielder Dexter Fowler, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon likes the versatility that Fowler brings from his days as a high school talent who turned down a chance to play basketball at Harvard.

"I love cross pollination when it comes to athletes," Maddon said. "You get guys who just did not play baseball, meaning they've…

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Added by Markus Darnley on March 17, 2015 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

Getting Hosed

Hello everyone,

This is something that happened to me over the weekend. I have been a coach in my town LL for more than 10yr I've been past VP & President, served on the board with numerous other positions as well. I assisted as well as managed and my 11yo I was moving up to the Majors division and thinking I would still…

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Added by Paul Weldon on March 16, 2015 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Practicing When No Field Is Available has been an issue with limited field availability. Please check out this article.

PRACTICING WHEN NO FIELD IS AVAILABLE

 

                                                                  By Marty Schupak President of the Youth Sports Club

 

How many times do we as coaches call for a practice, meet the team at the field, only to find one team practicing and one or more other teams waiting to practice? When I first started coaching, this…

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Added by Marty Schupak on March 6, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

NCAA flat seam ball

This is pretty amazing early season results after the NCAA changed to a baseball with lower seams.

Is this fair?…

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Added by Grant Clifford on March 4, 2015 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Download This Long-Toss Program...

Hey guys, here's a long toss program that you can use.  

Would love to hear your thoughts!  

Long-Toss Program Download

Added by Lantz Wheeler on March 2, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments

23 Ways Youth Baseball Has Changed From When We Grew Up. By Jason Romano

23 Ways Youth Baseball Has Changed From When We Grew Up.

By Jason Romano



1. We had Fundamentals. Why? Because we practiced more than we played.



2. We had Fun. Umpire said play ball. "We Played".



3. We had metal bats. Not aluminum, not air craft material. Just a metal green Easton.



4. We used the same glove for years...and loved it.



5. We carried our equipment bags. Nowadays it looks like these kids are getting on a plane. Rolling bat… Continue

Added by Jason Romano on March 2, 2015 at 4:38pm — 5 Comments

FOUR THINGS COACHES SHOULD PRACTICE BUT DON’T

 

FOUR THINGS COACHES SHOULD PRACTICE BUT DON’T

 

By Marty Schupak & The Youth Sports Club

 

It is amazing how youth baseball teams, as well as older and more competitive organized leagues, do not practice many of the basic fundamental aspects of the game. From my standpoint, the reason I practice certain things other coaches may not is because I’ve…

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Added by Marty Schupak on February 28, 2015 at 4:49pm — 5 Comments

LEACHY FAN,

  

                  I'd like to take advantage of your knowledge of the game by addressing your question,and asking

           a few of my own.

                    To begin,I think you will agree,it's important what you practice, not just that you spend 24 hrs a

           day practicing.

                    For example,the best physical conditioning program for the execution of an athletic skill is one that

           incorporates each fully…

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Added by Rod Haney on February 27, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

(NEW) Long Toss Program for Pitchers & Position players <Download>

I’ll never forget what I learned about long-toss from a southern Baptist preacher out in the middle of Mississippi.

I’d driven almost five and half hours across the entire state of Mississippi to watch a junior college baseball game. I was recruiting a pair of right -handed pitchers, one’s name was Lump and the other, Montrell.

Both kids played for a juco out of Mississippi and I’ll be honest, I had no idea what I was going to see when I watched these two pitch that day. I…

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Added by Lantz Wheeler on February 25, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Andrew McCutchen on Youth Baseball

A bunch of 12-year-old kids had their hearts broken this week. Jackie Robinson West, a…

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Added by Bill Stanton on February 17, 2015 at 3:43pm — 19 Comments

AAU Baseball

I am starting an11-U AAU baseball team to do just tournaments I am looking for somewhere to purchase full set of uniforms (head to toe). any ideas on where a good place to purchase this from which will not break the bank and will have decent uniforms. Open to any ideas you guys may have. 

Thanks

Added by Paul Weldon on February 16, 2015 at 11:54pm — 3 Comments

Player Development Through Tactical Games

 By popular demand after our two part "Running Efficient Practices" podcast, we have released a podcast on "Player Development Through Tactical Games."

 

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In this episode, you will learn:

  • What are tactical games?
  • How often you should use tactical games in…
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Added by Kyle Nelson on February 3, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Wait, Am I That Baseball Dad?

Wait, Am I That Baseball Dad?

How baseball encourages bad parenting—and how you can support your kids on the diamond without driving them crazy.

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Added by Grant Clifford on January 30, 2015 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Pete Carroll and Scott Boras??

Pete Carroll and baseball's most feared man: an unlikely tale of friendship

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/jan/29/pete-carroll-and-baseballs-most-feared-man-an-unlikely-tale-of-friendship

Baseball’s most feared agent does not watch many sports beyond his chosen game. Scott Boras is a…

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Added by Grant Clifford on January 29, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

Front knee During hitting

So Ive been working with a swing coach and we recently began working on keeping my front side stiff, something I agree with. However, I have two things I want to hear people's opinions on regarding the front side.

1. How does the front knee stay in a position to avoid injury, while generating the most successful swing? Does it lock (kneecap pushing back), stay barely flexed but stiff, or extend fully without locking? 

2. I widened my feet in my stance out so they're wider than…

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Added by Mike on January 24, 2015 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

The Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)

The Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)

Here are some key points from the Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski of Duke.

* Remember that everyone on a team must adapt, including the leader, so that your team benefits from the best of each member. Your team will not be the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 24, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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