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Dodging the draft: Frustration is Growing.........

Dodging the draft: Frustration is still growing among college baseball coaches, who year after year see the MLB draft conflict with the NCAA postseason…

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Added by Will Laurence on February 29, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Connecticut Men's League - Looking for serious players

Team in Fairfield County is looking for middle infielders and outfielders. If you can pitch that is a plus. The league is 28 and over but each team can carry up to 3 25 year olds. All games are 9 innings, Sunday morning 9 - noon. Serious players only. Please have at least played high school baseball and a MSBL or NABA men's league.

If interested email Geoff at Baldwin.geoffrey@gmail.com

Thanks

Added by Geoffrey Baldwin on February 28, 2016 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Getting kids to practice on time. Establishing good team habits early.

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…

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Added by Marty Schupak on February 28, 2016 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Are overbearing parents ruining the Westlake baseball program?

Are overbearing parents ruining the Westlake baseball program?

Westlake


Eric Sondheimer
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Added by Markus Darnley on February 27, 2016 at 4:41pm — No Comments

How To Not Be 'That Parent': Chilling Out On The Sideline

How To Not Be 'That Parent': Chilling Out On The Sideline

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…

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Added by Bill Stanton on February 26, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments

How to prepare to avoid early season pitching injuries

By Dan Weigel
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Added by Bill Stanton on February 26, 2016 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Baseball Drill List Should be Made Now

Baseball coaches and parents should be making their season long list of drills now.

If your season is 8-12 weeks long and your Little League has a 20 game season, your drill list should 

be approximately 50-75 drills. Coaches should try and have 2 practices for every…

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Added by Marty Schupak on February 25, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments

The Republic of Baseball

The Republic of Baseball

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Added by Bill Stanton on February 18, 2016 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Contest: Get your Glove Reconditioned!

You've probably seen one of the many TV shows where people rehab old houses or rebuild old cars and make them look great.  Did you know you can do the same exact thing with your baseball glove?

Quality baseball gloves are expensive and by re-lacing and reconditioning your glove it can add years to one of your prized possessions...  your baseball glove.

CheckSwing is teaming up with …

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Added by The CheckSwing Clubhouse on February 17, 2016 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Glove Relace--

Hello everyone,

its that time of the year. 

www.relaceglove.com

I have years of experience. Only use the best quality lacing.

Please check out my web site and if you have any questions please ask.

relaceglove@gmail.com

Everyone have a safe year and have some fun. Remember, you know what you get to do today?

Play ball!!!!

Thanks George

Added by George Chappell on February 3, 2016 at 12:04am — No Comments

Split European Beech bat billets

Calling all wood baseball bat makers!  Are you looking for high quality split billets that are more affordable and yet extremely durable?  You may want to consider the newest species on the market - European Beech (fagus sylvatica).  This species was MLB approved in January 2014 and is catching on.  We have many…

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Added by Sarah Cahan on January 28, 2016 at 7:57pm — No Comments

New Jersey Independent Baseball League (NJIBL)

Hello, I am looking to see if there are any players from the NJIBL on this site. Also I am looking to see if anyone would be interested in playing for our team the Jersey Rippers in the NJIBL. We are based out of Deptford, NJ. Thanks.

Added by Gary Goss on January 22, 2016 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front Offices

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front Offices

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Added by Grant Clifford on January 20, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Video Blog, Throwing a Devastating Change Up

CHANGE UP VIDEO LESSON

This video blog post discusses the importance of, and how to throw a change up at the youth and high school levels.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to collect your free "Throwing a Change Up Successchecklist

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Added by Kyle Nelson on January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

For MLB scouts, it's getting harder to avoid force-out

, USA TODAY Sports 11:07 p.m. EST January 14, 2016

Joe McIlvaine, the acclaimed two-time general manager who has been employed in professional baseball for 46 years as an executive or scout, suddenly can’t get a job.

Jeff Wren, 51, who has worked his…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 15, 2016 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Coaching Youth Baseball - Power Hitting by Paul Reddick

Players need strength, agility, and the savviness to know what pitch to take in order to become true power hitters. In Power Hitting, Coaches Paul Reddick, Jeff Cavaliere and Tom Clark demonstrate how to warm up safely and swing with the correct stance, positioning and technique. 



As a bonus, this program also includes strength and conditioning exercises to maximize your young hitters’ potential. Let the experts show you how to start knocking it out the…

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Added by George Lucas on January 4, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

Phony scout

Anybody in the maimi / lives in boca raton area be aware of a guy juan ubanis posing as a mlb scout for the Atlanta braves he stoled 1,000 from my son for a workout and said the braves are going to sign him and never did. He stop all communication and took his money and disappeared. Any information on this guys please post or blast on this sight so he dont hurt no more kids dreams !!!!

Added by brandon Almodovar on January 2, 2016 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

What's The Most Important Pitch Of An At-Bat?

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 2, 2016 at 12:09am — 3 Comments

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