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…

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 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…

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  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…

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 I have some great news for all youth baseball coaches who feel they have a weak team and still want to be competitive. Here it is. Baserunning. Hardly anyone practices this underrated skill. I started paying more attention to it after my first few years of coaching when a rival coach in the minors (9-10…

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 According to a study published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the Aspen Institute (SFIA), athletic participation for kids ages 6 through 12 is down almost 8 percent over the last decade. According to SFIA and Aspen data, low-income households with kids are half as likely to play one day’s worth of team…

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 When I do my youth baseball coaching clinics around the country, I always end it with a question and answer session. I try to answer every question I can and if I can’t answer a technical question let’s say on a baseball skill, I will tell the audience that I’m not 100% qualified to answer…

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 I am fortunate to go around the country each year running a youth baseball coach’s clinic. A small part of my 90-minute presentation covers the importance of running a parents meeting prior to each season. Whenever I follow-up with the organization on how they liked the clinic, I always get the same response. The coaches…

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This is a follow-up to the previous article on Interference. Both are from Marty Schupak’s popular book, 44 Baseball Mistakes And Corrections.   I have followed sports my whole life. I have been fortunate to witness in person or on television some of the most historical games played in the last fifty years. I have…

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  The short story I’m about to tell really has nothing to do with interference but it has something to do with not knowing the rules. A number of years ago my team was in the playoffs. We were involved in a real close one run game. Very late in the game, we had a…

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