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What To Do When You’re On Deck

What To Do When You’re On Deck

Baseball players are constantly given advice on how to handle themselves at the plate, but what are players supposed to be doing before they even step foot in the batter’s box? Here are some helpful notes to take into consideration whenever a player is on deck. 1) Check Yourself In… Read the rest
by April 21, 2014 Baseball Tips
How To Catch Fly Balls In The Sun

How To Catch Fly Balls In The Sun

1.  Find A Sweet Spot The trick is to react quickly and move your body at different angles until you can see the ball in your path. Granted, if the sun is glaring down on you, you will most likely not be able to see the ball until the last… Read the rest
by April 16, 2014 Baseball Tips, Softball Tips
Parents: When To Approach The Coach

Parents: When To Approach The Coach

I think nowadays we have a tendency to be helicopter parents that hover over our children because we do not want them to struggle or be in adverse situations. Parents too often bail their kids out when they should actually teach them how to conquer these situations on their own.… Read the rest
by April 16, 2014 Parents & Coaches
How To Select The Right Size Senior League Bat

How To Select The Right Size Senior League Bat

Choosing the right size Senior League bat for a young player can be a difficult task so we have created these guidelines to make your job as a parent or coach a little easier. An important thing to keep in mind when choosing a Senior League bat is that young… Read the rest
by April 14, 2014 Baseball Gear
Softball Players: How To Deal With Excessive Sweating

Softball Players: How To Deal With Excessive Sweating

First and foremost, sweating is a healthy and essential process for the human body, so if you you perspire a lot on the softball field— have no worries. Sweating is a natural bodily function, but it can sometimes be distracting and get in the way of your performance. For this… Read the rest
by April 9, 2014 Health & Wellness, Softball Tips
Coaches: Laying Down The Law

Coaches: Laying Down The Law

The first thing you need to do as a coach is set up a protocol for the season. Ground rules should be put in place so athletes and parents know exactly what the protocol is and understand what are approachable subjects, and what are not. It is important to lay… Read the rest
by April 9, 2014 Parents & Coaches