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The huge baseball giveaway EVERYONE can win

There are 2 parts to this giveaway:

  1. The Grand Prize – A drawing will happen on Friday, July 21, to determine the grand prize…
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Added by Sarah Bernier on July 17, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Little Big League (by Doug Glanville)

Little Big League

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Added by Kori on June 24, 2017 at 9:25am — No Comments

The Truth About the Draft

I don't know this guy but this is apretty good blog on the MLB Draft.

https://thehittingguy.com/blogs/the-daily-hitter/the-truth-about-the-draft

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Added by Grant Clifford on June 15, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

"Why I Teach Movement... Not Mechanics!"

Tell me something please...

Why doesn't every pitching coach

Teach Movement, Not Mechanics?

  • Movements are natural, mechanics are not.
  • Movements can be FELT, mechanics cannot.
  • Maybe you just didn't know?

You could make a million throws in a row and none of them, not a single one would show up exactly the same way on the video, or computer screen.

Heck.. You can't even write your…

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Added by Lantz Wheeler on April 18, 2017 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Born To Be A VandyBoy- The Life And Death Of Donny Everett

Born To Be A VandyBoy

The Life And Death Of Donny Everett



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Added by Bill Stanton on March 30, 2017 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Wrong T-Ball Gloves

This article is written with permission from www.tballamerica.com


Pancake Gloves In T-Ball



 In t-ball and even other divisions, I've seen kids come to their first practice with baseball gloves that would make the founders of baseball roll over in their graves. I…
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Added by Marty Schupak on March 30, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Passion....



In writing this essay, I was forced to take a hard examination of my passion for the game of baseball, and for giving back to the children. It turns out, it is far more accurate to say that I am paying back, not giving back.



I grew up in a very poor family. There was always food on the table, and some sort of roof over my head, but things like baseball equipment were definitely considered a luxury. New equipment was considered a… Continue

Added by Nick Renault on March 31, 2009 at 1:31pm — 10 Comments

T-Ball America & Marty Schupak has posted a "Quick Tip."

Quick Tip #11

  When you start coaching your t-ball team, the gathering of information from your library, the internet and speaking to other coaches cannot be overlooked. Another source that I have used in my 25-year coaching career may surprise you. I have developed some of my most creative and popular drills from other sports. This is what I call "cross sports drills."  Whether it is a drill in football, basketball or even ice hockey,…

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Added by Marty Schupak on February 5, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Dabo Swinney takes little league coaching almost as serious as his day job

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Let’s take a brief look at the personalities of the four coaches in the College Football Playoff.

There is Alabama’s Nick Saban, bloodless automaton.

There is Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, tortured genius.

There is Washington’s Chris Petersen, every bit as loose and jovial as Dick Cheney.

And then there is Dabo Swinney, little league baseball coach.

In a little more than a month, the head coach of the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on December 30, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he…

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Added by Grant Clifford on December 15, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Kris Bryant Takes Lessons From Ted Williams’s Batting Bible

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 31, 2016 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Legal technicalities dating back to 1922 have kept many players’ pay below poverty level.



The view from the dugout during a game between the Boise Hawks and the Vancouver Canadians Christopher Morris /…
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Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 10:46pm — No Comments

I Never Thought It Would End This Way

I don't know the writer of this blog. A friend sent it to me and I felt it was important to share with the CheckSwing community.  Definitely worth reading.

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I Never Thought It Would End THIS Way



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For anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high…

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 22, 2015 at 1:11pm — 9 Comments

Pepper

This was in Peter Gammons' blog.

Ted Williams used to play pepper almost every day, for what he said…

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Added by Bill Stanton on May 20, 2016 at 3:42pm — 5 Comments

States Adopting New Pitch Limits For High School Pitchers

States Adopting New Pitch Limits For High School Pitchers

On Monday, the Georgia High School Association adopted new pitch count rules that will take effect for the 2017 season.

It’s a decision that high school associations…

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Added by Grant Clifford on August 16, 2016 at 9:57am — 6 Comments

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost

Anthony Marks is a 5-foot-7, bearded ball of fire.…

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Added by Grant Clifford on July 10, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Problems with parents: High school coaches speak their mind

Problems with parents: High school coaches speak their mind over often tense relationships

Problems with parents: High school coaches speak their mind over often tense relationships
Parents complaining -- whether it's against coaches, umpires or even members of their own team -- can be a problem for coaches. (Julie…
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Added by Bill Stanton on July 22, 2016 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

157 -pitch game in HS

How a 157-pitch game in Kansas explains everything wrong with youth baseball

Jeff Passan
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Added by Will Laurence on June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Environment. Teammates. Winning. ??

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…

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Added by Grant Clifford on May 6, 2016 at 1:34pm — 8 Comments

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