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Reaction to Richie Incognito and What You Can Learn

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The recent scandal involving the oft troubled Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin has brought the unfortunate reality of hazing in the NFL and other sports to the forefront of the casual sports fan’s mind.  I am the first to admit that I was not there and have probably heard no more about it than any […]

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How to Improve the Landscape of Youth Baseball

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I sat down this morning and started writing a blog post about how I would organize a youth baseball league.  To aid in my writing, I looked back at some of the comments from my readers on my blog, on twitter, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn and realized that my readers have an absolutely outstanding […]

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Developing an Athlete Centered Coaching Style Part III: Troubleshooting

When I began coaching the answer to any issue we were having on the team had two components, yelling and running.  This was a very effective short term motivator and many times the behavior was corrected almost immediately.   At the time, this was the only means I knew and I thought it was very effective […]

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Developing an Athlete Centered Coaching Style Part II

If you read my last post, you know that I am a huge proponent of a coaching style that revolves around the athlete and not the coach or coaching staff.  I know that there are many different styles, and many people have success with all kinds of different methods.  I don’t even know if an […]

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Disheartening Story About Youth Coaches

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I heard something disheartening today from friend of mine who is a parent of very involved youth athletes.  They have a championship game in 9U flag football this Saturday that conflicts with a soccer tournament.  All of the players on my friends son’s flag football team are also in the soccer tournament.  The league gave […]

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Developing an Athlete Centered Coaching Style

There are several different coaching philosophies that have produced positive on the field results.  Fans of professional and college sports teams often think that a coach who is constantly yelling is constantly coaching.  Listen to a local sports talk radio station of a struggling team and you will hear several callers declare that the current […]

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Success in Single Elimination Baseball

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The secret to single elimination baseball is… there isn’t one.  Single elimination baseball often amounts to a very entertaining and exciting coin flip.  If one team has a hot pitcher, they win.  A single game of baseball can often be decided by luck or chance alone.  If Team A has a blooper fall in with […]

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The Top 10 Things Every Pitcher Must Do

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Why I Coach

In my decade of coaching, I have coached twenty three players who have played college baseball (at any level), and one who has played professionally.  That is an average of 2.3 players per graduating class going on to college, and one in ten years playing as a profession.  Roughly, 67% of the players I coach […]

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The Danger of Specialization

The landscape of youth and high school sports has been changing over the past decade, and not for the better. Many parents and players feel as though they are falling behind other players if they don’t get on the best travel team, quit all other sports, have them exposed to the most training in the offseason, […]

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