We’ve all heard them from the bleachers. Some scream it, some grumble it, some gossip it. There will always be parents obsessed with winning. Our society is obsessed with winning. If you’re trying to coach the right way though, you’re not always going to have your team in the best possible position to win. In … Continue reading How Do I Handle Win-At-All-Costs Parents?
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?
So no one else would sign up to coach, and now here you sit, trying to figure out how you’re going to do it. Thanks for volunteering your time, the youth sports world needs more people like you. Or maybe you had a team name picked out in the delivery room and were making practice … Continue reading I Signed up to Coach, Now What?
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 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
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