Tag Archives: Parenting

Children Should Be Responsible For Their Own Equipment

Practice is over.  Kids are running to their parents, fooling around with friends, and anticipating the next activity.  Baseball bags still sit on the side of the field as parents wander over to gather all of their children’s equipment. What these good-intentioned parents don’t realize is that they’re subjecting Billy to All Star Syndrome. Billy … Continue reading Children Should Be Responsible For Their Own Equipment

How Much Practice Is Too Much Practice

When the new year started, my thoughts quickly turned to baseball.  The weather hasn’t even been nice, I’m just the kind of person to think ahead.  January makes me think of February, February makes me think of March, March makes me think of Spring, Spring makes me think of Baseball.  It wasn’t that much of … Continue reading How Much Practice Is Too Much Practice

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

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