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RUNDOWNS CAN BE SURE OUTS!

By Marty Schupak | February 10, 2021

  I look upon rundowns in youth baseball differently from most other youth coaches. Too many times I have seen in games I’m involved in or games I am observing, opposing coaches instruct their team on a rundown that if they cannot get the out right away, then run the baserunner back to the base…

5 COMMON MISTAKES INFIELDERS MAKE!

By Marty Schupak | February 7, 2021

When you coach as long as I have the things that drive you crazy can easily add up. I’ve said it before. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we are coaching kids 8-12 years old. The infield, like everywhere else, seems to have the same common mistakes that come up over and over again.…

INCREASE BATTING PRACTICE REPETITIONS 20-30%

By Marty Schupak | February 4, 2021

In all my years of coaching youth baseball, I have always looked for the most efficient practice methods in every aspect of baseball. It took me only a few years to realize that most youth baseball coaches, including myself, were running batting practice, not incorrectly, but inefficiently. From what I have seen in the typical…

GETTING KIDS TO PRACTICE ON TIME

By Marty Schupak | February 1, 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…

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL CREATIVITY IN YOUR BACKYARD

By Marty Schupak | January 27, 2021

  The sporting goods industry is a multi-billion dollar business, and the cost of equipment can be ridiculously expensive. Every family cannot afford the latest and greatest products (and gimmicks). But the old saying that ‘the best things in life are free’ can also hold true in sports. Before you go out and spend hundreds…

Over Coaching In Youth Baseball

By lauriechild@outlook.com | January 19, 2021

Over Coaching In Youth Baseball When a batter swings and misses on the first pitch, how many of us have seen all the batting coaches in the dugout and even the bleachers yelling out instructions? You’ll hear shouts of “elbow up,” or “elbow down.” Or you might hear “Billy, get closer to the plate” or…

4 changes to consider in T-ball

By lauriechild@outlook.com | December 14, 2020

T-BALL SHOULD CONSIDER THESE 4 CHANGES! Good news for baseball fans! In the younger age groups there has been a  slight uptick in baseball participation. Hopefully this will continue! Baseball  is fortunate now to have two rookies  Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger who may become the face of Major League  baseball. Everything adds up. Baseball…

Quick T-ball Tips

By lauriechild@outlook.com | November 21, 2020

Quick Tips Presented By T-Ball America Teaching T-Ball Today – Playing Baseball and Softball for Life! T-Ball America is the national youth sports organization dedicated to the development of the game of t-ball. T-Ball America wants to make the game of t-ball fun for the participants as well as instill an interest in both baseball…