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Sports Parents - What to do after games?

 

Sport’s Parent and Baseball Coaching tip of the day

Grilling kids in the car after games about their play is not a good thing. However, after a “cooling off” period, things you can bring up can include:

  1. Team play. Questions like, “How did the team feel after the game?” or “What does the team need to do to improve?” are OK. They help kids realize sports are more than personal accomplishment…
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Added by Jack Perconte on November 30, 2018 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

The way you move down the mound forecasts command

When you actively stride, push off the rubber, lead with your front hip or let gravity take you straight down the mound, you’ll forever struggle to put together back-to-back good outings???

There’s no excuse for spotty command, only…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on October 24, 2018 at 1:23pm — 4 Comments

Bring the Enthusiasm

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - Few things are better than having enthusiasm. Make sure you:
1. Look forward to practices as much or more than you look forward to games. Practice is your time to shine and it is the time to put your knowledge of the game into practice and on display.…
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Added by Jack Perconte on October 4, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hitting approach

“What should I be thinking when I walk up to the plate?”

A lot of hitters are being told from a young age to look to hit the fastball and adjust to anything off-speed. This is a great approach…if you are trying to do a job such as move a runner over into scoring position. The reality of it is that this approach is unsustainable. When pitchers start throwing harder and the MPH differential between their fastball and their off-speed becomes greater, then this approach simply…

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Added by Spencer Trayner on September 23, 2018 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Good Face, High Ass: The Baseball Scouting Glossary

Good Face, High Ass: The Baseball Scouting Glossary

Should you be happy when a scout says you have a high ass?…

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Added by Bill Stanton on September 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Stop wondering how to improve your command!

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve discussed “biomarkers”. Now, let’s look at how to use your “biomarkers” to improve your command.

All roads lead to your foot placements.

By following your “biomarkers”, you instantly discover how to make yourself more competitive at your current level and…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on September 4, 2018 at 2:35pm — No Comments

A lifelong dream washed away

A lifelong dream washed away

The major league shot he chased his entire life finally arrived. Then it drowned.

In the middle of it all, the entire, emotional ordeal that would come to define his career, in the midst of the literal storm that was drenching the Eastern Seaboard on the afternoon of Sept. 5, 2006, and the perfect, figurative one that was conspiring at that moment to make him the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 31, 2018 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Baseball’s Disappearance of the Bunt

  My lifelong love affair with baseball statistics goes way back to the early 1960’s when my father would be attacked by me when he came home from work with the old defunct newspaper the New York World-Telegram. I would almost tackle his right arm as he walked through our front door to get the sports section to look at yesterday’s box score. It was a love most baseball fans have had ever since they could remember. I would…

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Added by Marty Schupak on May 28, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Elite College Coaches Give Recruiting Advice

Mike Fox, North Carolina Baseball

Q: Does the scholarship amount you offer a player predict his playing time?

A: When we meet with a young man and his family, there’s always two big elephants that walk in the room. And those are, “How much are we going to offer you and how soon can you play?” It’s a conversation about dollar amount and playing time. As important as both of those things are, you should understand that the two of those things…

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Added by Will Laurence on March 16, 2018 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Summer Collegiate Baseball League Openings

The San Diego Force Baseball Team is looking for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors to complete our roster for the 2018 season.  We are a part of the Southern California Summer Collegiate Baseball Team, of which there are seven (7) teams.  We will play a schedule of twenty-four (24) conference games and approximately sixteen (16) to twenty (20) non-conference games.  We have participated in the NBC World Series in 2016 and 2017...having finished third in…

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Added by Bart Zeller on January 23, 2018 at 9:59pm — No Comments

From baseball to classroom, Tim Byrdak a major achiever

Baranek: From baseball to classroom, Tim Byrdak a major achiever

Tony Baranek  Daily Southtown…
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Added by Grant Clifford on December 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Stabilize Your Pitching Performances

The Science behind your motion

Your Base of Support. When standing on two feet, your base of support is the area between your two feet. However, with one foot on the ground, your base of support transfers from your feet to…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on October 29, 2017 at 11:38am — 5 Comments

How to Fix the MLB Playoffs - REPOST from 2015

*This article was originally published in September of 2015 on http://brucasarte.blogspot.com. ; Reposted here because the bulk of the article is still relevant today.



Ah... October... the air is cool, pumpkins are a-plenty and the Major League Baseball postseason is in full swing!  Truly, nothing says October like playoff baseball!  But in recent years, Major League Baseball has made a number of…

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Added by Bruce Sarte on September 3, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

MLB Should Invest In College Scholarships

BOSTON—Last year, Andrew Benintendi, Alex Bregman and Dansby Swanson all reached the majors in their first full seasons as professionals. The same was…

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Added by Will Laurence on August 7, 2017 at 9:12pm — No Comments

I Guess I am not a Traditionalist - The much-needed Baseball Game Changers

What a game - the Chicago White Sox scored 22 runs in the bottom of the ninth to overcome the Chicago Cubs huge lead. Bravo!

You thought Moneyball changed baseball, look out below!

Ok, it’s my day to be a little silly (crazy?) as I try to help major league baseball with their pace of play and the inadequate amount of action in the modern game. The following baseball game changers would revolutionize the game, for sure. Sorry, traditionalists,…

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Added by Jack Perconte on July 29, 2017 at 11:58am — 4 Comments

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

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