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Cherish Time with Grandkids: Safe and Engaging Activities

By Marty Schupak | October 12, 2023

This article was submitted by Colleen Stewart of https://www.playdatefitness.com/ When it comes to the grandparent-grandchild relationship, the time spent together is priceless. Yet, with an ever-changing landscape of technology and social norms, the task of keeping your grandkids both entertained and safe becomes increasingly complicated. This article seeks to be a resource for grandparents to…

Nurturing Healthy Habits: A Guide to Helping Kids Make Wise Choices

By Marty Schupak | September 8, 2023

Colleen Stewart of Play Date Fitness is our guest columnist and the author of this article.  The foundation of a healthy future is built during childhood. It’s crucial to introduce the concept of making healthy choices to children in an age-appropriate and engaging manner. These decisions can significantly influence their overall well-being, shaping them into…

Baseball Gloves Should Not Be Too Big!

By Marty Schupak | December 22, 2022

  If you are a baseball historian who loves old baseball film footage, like I do, you will see that once the game started players would never bring their gloves into the dugout as long as they were in the game. The tradition lasted up until the 1950’s. After the third out was made, the…

Five Baseball Icons Youth Players Should Know

By Marty Schupak | December 20, 2022

  I am an amateur historian who loves reading about the revolutionary war. I also love reading about sports history. I remember when I first heard that Hoboken, New Jersey claimed to have hosted the first ever baseball game. I referred to this historical fact in another article: Who Really Invented Baseball? I had read…

Making The Outfield Interesting For Youth Baseball

By Marty Schupak | November 18, 2022

 “Right field, it’s easy, you know. You can be awkward and you can be slow. That’s why I’m here in right field. Just watching the dandelions grow.”                    –Right Field By Peter, Paul & Mary     How true is it that we coaches almost always put…

Tips For Catchers In Youth Baseball

By Marty Schupak | November 14, 2022

  I’m not sure why, but I have always had a huge affinity toward catchers in youth baseball. A good catcher is like having a tenth man in the field. And if you get one of those rare 11 or 12 year-old catchers who is extremely vocal and knows the game well, then you also…

Youth Baseball Game Preparation & Organization

By Marty Schupak | November 2, 2022

  Youth baseball is far from Major League or NFL games but there are certain game preparation and organizational matters that managers or parents can do to make sure the game runs smoothly for their own team. When I know I have a baseball game that night I want to make sure as much administrative…

  Coaching Youth Baseball To Ability & Age 

By Marty Schupak | September 12, 2022

  I didn’t see it, but I was only a few feet away when I heard it second-hand from a number of parents. One team that played before us lost and they were out of the playoffs.The coaches gathered the team together. Both the head coach and the assistant coach began to berate 10, 11,…

Baseball & Softball Practice Template #4:

By Marty Schupak | August 27, 2022

In this Baseball & Softball Practice Template #4, Marty goes through another typical upbeat practice. He explains some important nuances that will translate to more victories! An added bonus is an advanced pitching tips that can prove to improve a pitcher’s performance! Classic baseball trivia and more make this a must watch episode for baseball…

Baseball & Softball Practice Template #2: Marty discusses another practice involving all players

By Marty Schupak | August 9, 2022

In this 17-minute practice template #2 Marty continues showing why his practices are more efficient than the typical two hour batting practice sessions. Integrating skill drills with fun drills is the formula for success that will yield more victories for the team and fun for the players.  

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