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Super excited pops here my oldest son is a sophmore pitcher/outfielder/utility guy for the Wharton County Junior College Pioneers..The day after his 20th birthday they will be scrimmaging the Sugarland Skeeters in Sugarland at Constellation Field....April 20,2015 at 705pm
Added by Christian C Lyall on April 13, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments
I love and appreciate great coaches in all sports and at all levels. I love to make notes of coaches who think outside the box and take chances. I remember years ago the baseball manager, Billy Martin, put a game under protest because the pitcher took one extra pitch to warm-up between innings. He was probably the only one in the ballpark who was counting. I remember when they first instituted the rule in Major League baseball that forbid pitchers going to their mouth in a game, the penalty…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on April 5, 2015 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Hey Gang. Killing two birds with one stone here. The first bird regards the NCAA's decision to lower the seams on their game ball with the purpose of increasing offense ( see NCAA Flat Seam Ball on Checkswing). I found this ESPN article in the past week indicating offense was down the past season, the lowest since 1981.
Personally, I don't think baseball needs more…Continue
What difference does it make what a players feet,.legs and hips
are doing, if the bat doesn't make effective contact with the ball ???
Added by Rod Haney on April 2, 2015 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Our friends at Barnstable Bat Company want to start off the 2015 baseball season by helping out two baseball coaches. We will pick two deserving coaches to each win a wood Fungo Bat.
Any baseball coach knows that…Continue
Youth Sports were Perfect Once?
Almost daily, an article about how messed up youth sports are shows up in the news. I agree that problems need addressing, but there is danger in turning parents off to youth sports with such writing. Additionally, many of the articles suggest that the environment was once pristine. Come On?
I feel sorry for kids of today, when I grew up youth sports were perfect. No problems existed, and fun was the norm. If what I read of many youth…Continue
I am fortunate to go around the country each year running a youth baseball coach’s clinic. A small part of my 90-minute presentation covers the importance of running a parents meeting prior to each season. Whenever I follow-up with the organization on how they liked the clinic, I always get the same response. The coaches and parents wanted less time spent on the parents meeting and dealing with parent issues during the season and more time on things like first and third offensive…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on March 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Hi everyone! Pro Baseball Insider is celebrating the launch of "Best Baseball Practice Nets - tested and reviewed" by giving away the net we rated the highest - the Bownet Big Mouth.
We invite you visit our page to enter the giveaway ( CLICK HERE ), and hope you'll check out the net reviews while you're there!
As we plan for this to be the first of many giveaways, we are also asking…Continue
Added by Sarah Bernier on March 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Want to play in the Minors? Here's how
I guess I'm not alone in this feeling....
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Marty Schupak on March 6, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments
This is pretty amazing early season results after the NCAA changed to a baseball with lower seams.
Is this fair?…Continue
Hey guys, here's a long toss program that you can use.
Would love to hear your thoughts!
Added by Lantz Wheeler on March 2, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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
For example,the best physical conditioning program for the execution of an athletic skill is one that
incorporates each fully…Continue
Added by Rod Haney on February 27, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lantz Wheeler on February 25, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments