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Five Things That Drive Me Crazy In Youth Baseball!

By Marty Schupak | June 13, 2021

 In sports, many times coaches are more negatively affected by bad things that happen than being positively affected by good things that happen. I heard an interview with legendary pro football coach, Bill Parcells, who said that in many cases the tough losses he lived through overshadow the tough wins and championships. I’ve heard the same…

Five Baseball Icons Youth Players Should Know!

By Marty Schupak | June 8, 2021

 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 that…

Coaching Techniques That Work!

By Marty Schupak | June 6, 2021

 I love and appreciate great coaches in all sports and at all levels. I love to make notes of coaches who think outside the box and take chances. I remember years ago the baseball manager, Billy Martin, put a game under protest because the pitcher took one extra pitch to warm-up between innings. He was…

Baseball Mistakes By Catchers!

By Marty Schupak | May 28, 2021

  In 2016, a New York Yankee rookie catcher, Gary Sanchez went wild in the short time he was brought up to the big leagues. He was hitting home runs at an incredible pace. In only fifty-three games he hit twenty home runs, which are Ruthian numbers over the course of a full season.   …

Never Too Old For Fun Games !

By Marty Schupak | May 16, 2021

  Here is a story I witnessed years ago that I’ve told a lot. I am a huge NFL fan. I have followed the New York Jets forever, but love the NFL in general, and used to visit numerous team summer practices. Unlike today, these practices were grueling two a days that had a combination…

Rundowns, A Defensive Gift If Coached Correctly!

By Marty Schupak | May 9, 2021

  There are a few reasons why rundowns are not successful in youth baseball. First off when presented with a rundown a lot of teams are seeing it for the first time because they do not practice it.  This is a game situation that has to be practiced with players rotating fielding positions, and as…

Why Can’t My Child Throw Correctly?

By Marty Schupak | May 6, 2021

                   Why Can’t My Child Throw Correctly?   In youth baseball and softball, too many times we see kids get to 9 or 10 years old and cannot for whatever reason throw correctly. As coaches and parents we are overly concerned that our kids are put in…

Five Myths In Youth Baseball

By Marty Schupak | May 4, 2021

 In my 21 years of coaching youth baseball, I’ve been called a good coach, a great coach, an overrated coach, and a horrible coach. I guess it depends on which game or games people have seen me coach to determine my superlative. I like to think that my best coaching moves come from my gut…


Making The Outfield Interesting For Youth Baseball Players!

By Marty Schupak | April 20, 2021

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                                   …

Motivating Kids To Get To Practice On Time

By Marty Schupak | April 14, 2021

  One of my pet peeves in life is being on time. My wife thinks I’m overly obsessed with it, and maybe I am. I just want to be on time whenever I have an appointment. This no doubt comes from my mother’s side of the family, who were never late for anything. I remember…