Category Archives: Baseball

Youth baseball information and directory

Double Play Weave – Baseball Drills

The Double Play Weave is a fun, active drill that will have your players working up a sweat and improving their hand and glove skills.  It’s a nice drill for early warm-ups. Equipment Needed: One Base Bucket of Balls Empty Bucket Baseball Gloves This drill helps with: Double Play Ball Handling Teamwork Grounders Flips and … Continue reading Double Play Weave – Baseball Drills

Home Run Relays – Baseball Drills

Home Run Relays is a fun drill to end practice with. Equipment Needed: Four bases or cones or anything else to mark the field. This drill helps with: Conditioning Competition Base Running Speed Endurance Teamwork Enjoyment Setting up the drill: Divide your team into 2 teams of equal number.  Make the two teams have similar … Continue reading Home Run Relays – Baseball Drills

Year-Round Baseball and Other Sports

Multi-sport athletes used to be all the rage.  They wore Letterman’s Jackets all through the halls of high school with patches and pins from a wide range of sports.  They ruled the school and the sports field. Professional drafts feature players who were drafted by a team knowing it was unlikely that player would ever … Continue reading Year-Round Baseball and Other Sports

How Many Pitchers Should I Have On My Baseball Team?

The importance of pitching in baseball, and especially youth baseball, can’t be overstated.  A pitcher can derail a week of practice in a walk-fest, sending the fielders into a bored semi-slumber.  A dominant pitcher can make the worst coach look like a genius.  At the very least, you have to have a pitcher make a … Continue reading How Many Pitchers Should I Have On My Baseball Team?

The Importance of Winning in Youth Baseball

If you’re involved in youth sports in any way, surely you’ve seen the photos by now.  The parents have plastered them all over Facebook, boasting with pride.  Their kid’s team is posing with their medals or trophies holding up a finger signifying that they think they are #1.  Good for them. Bad for youth sports. … Continue reading The Importance of Winning in Youth Baseball

Finding the Right Baseball Team

Finding the right baseball team for a child is a process that can last an entire baseball career.  In summary, a lot of kids will never find the right baseball team.  The right baseball team can mean a different thing to everybody. Let’s start with you and your child’s goals.  Are you looking to win? … Continue reading Finding the Right Baseball Team

What Age Should My Child Start Playing Baseball?

So you have a toddler that’s been throwing the ball around or swinging the wiffle bat in the yard.  Maybe your boy is just learning how to walk and you want to teach him how to catch a baseball (Hint: start with a rolled up sock).  You’re looking into baseball for the first time, and … Continue reading What Age Should My Child Start Playing Baseball?

Youth Baseball’s Most Important Aspect

It seems like most people should know the answer to this, but a walk around any baseball complex will leave you doubting that anyone does.  It’s pretty simple, fun is the most important aspect in youth baseball.  The child should be enjoying the game that he plays.  Notice the words game and plays.  Both things … Continue reading Youth Baseball’s Most Important Aspect