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Running an Effective Tryout

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Another blast of arctic air (temps down to -10) is barreling down on the Chicago this week.  To many of you that means hats and mittens, for me it means baseball season starts on Monday.   For those of you not from the north, this is, in fact, a common occurrence the week before  tryouts.  […]

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Effective Planning of Indoor Baseball Practice

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People who live in warm weather climates will not understand this post.  “Why would you ever play baseball inside?”  Well, in Chicago we’ve had at least an inch of snow on the ground (we have about 15 inches right now) for the last 40 days.  Temperatures have generally hovered between -15 and 10 degrees for […]

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Reaction to Richard Sherman

I HATE trash talking!  I hate it!  My players are not allowed to do it, I don’t do it, and I do not understand it.  I like to take care of business, and let what happens on the field talk.   Richard Sherman is wrong for the way he reacted.  That is not how I […]

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Alex Rodriguez Story on 60 Minutes and What Youth Coaches Can do

Anyone who watched the story 60 Minutes did on Alex Rodriguez last night and loves baseball, probably had a lot of the same emotions I did (here is the link to a story about the interview with Tony Bosch http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-anthony-bosch-alex-rodriguez-60-minutes-20140112,0,7102754.story).  The first thing that struck me was the incredible lengths they went through to cheat.  I […]

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Interview With Rich Benjamin Judson University Head Baseball Coach

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I had the opportunity to interview Coach Rich Benjamin of Judson University recently.  Coach Benjamin has done a complete 180 with Judson’s baseball team building them into a regional and national power at the NAIA level.   You can check out their program here: http://www.judsoneagles.com/sport/0/8.php        The focus of our interview are the things […]

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The Toughest Defensive Play Your Pitcher Will Face and How to Defend It

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Your number one pitcher gets their number three hitter to roll over a 2-1 change up in a critical situation late in the game.  He won the at bat.  Then your pitcher and 1st baseman stare at each other as the ball dribbles between them, the runner is safe, and the inning continues.   This […]

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VIDEO BLOG: Components of Scoring Runs: It’s More Than Just Hitting

We focus a lot of our offensive attention on hitting, but that’s only one variable of the equation.    

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VIDEO BLOG: The Most Frustrating Player On Your Team and What to Do About Them

 

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The Number One Problem With High School Hitters

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When youth coaches ask me “what is the number one problem you see with high school hitters,” my answer is always that they need more work on the tactical aspect of the game.  When it comes to hitting, the answer is easy.   Youth hitters need to learn how to get into a good hitting […]

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The Cornerstone Youth Baseball League

A few weeks ago, I set out to design the ideal youth baseball league for all athletes and I asked for your input.  I received over 50 replies via email, blog, and other social media sites that I compiled to give us the Cornerstone Youth League.     Thank you to all who contributed to […]

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