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Proud Dad Moment

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

COACHING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK

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…

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Added by Marty Schupak on April 5, 2015 at 8:39pm — No Comments

ESPN: Ten Ways to Boost Offense --- Does the MLB really need more offense?

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…

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Added by Garret Felder on April 5, 2015 at 6:12pm — 2 Comments

question

  

   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

Something For the Baseball Coaches- win a fungo!

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…

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Added by The CheckSwing Clubhouse on April 1, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Let’s Get Real about Youth Sports in the Good Old Days

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…

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Added by Jack Perconte on March 25, 2015 at 2:44pm — 5 Comments

TEAM PARENTS MEETING A MUST HAVE FOR THE YOUTH BASEBALL COACH

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…

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Added by Marty Schupak on March 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

GIVEAWAY - Enter to win a Bownet Big Mouth, portable practice net, Value $149 + free shipping, from PBI

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…

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Added by Sarah Bernier on March 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

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