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How To Deliver Post Loss Speech As A Youth Baseball Coach

How To Deliver Post Loss Speech As A Youth Baseball Coach

Losing a big game can weigh heavy on a team, especially a team crafted of young players. It is your job as a coach to help your team learn and grow from their mistakes, but to also uplift them. One of the biggest roles of a youth baseball coach is… Read the rest
by April 7, 2014 Parents & Coaches
How To Eat On Game Day

How To Eat On Game Day

Eating right during both on and off season is essential to keep you healthy and alert on the field, but nutrition is especially vital on game days so you can put your best foot forward. Every single conditioning session, workout, and practice is important— but let’s face it, there is… Read the rest
by April 7, 2014 Health & Wellness
One-Piece vs Two-Piece BBCOR Baseball Bats

One-Piece vs Two-Piece BBCOR Baseball Bats

Deciding between a one-piece and two-piece BBCOR baseball bat can be a confusing process. Some sites will tell you that power hitters should swing a one-piece baseball bat, and other sites will tell you that power hitters should swing a two-piece baseball bat, and vice versa with contact hitters. When… Read the rest
by March 28, 2014 Baseball Gear
Senior League Baseball Bats: Big Barrel (2 3/4”) vs. Standard (2 5/8”)

Senior League Baseball Bats: Big Barrel (2 3/4”) vs. Standard (2 5/8”)

The physical difference between a big barrel Senior League baseball bat and a standard Senior League bat is the barrel size. A big barrel baseball bat has a barrel diameter of 2 3/4”. While a standard size Senior League bat has a barrel diameter of 2 5/8”. A big barrel… Read the rest
by March 24, 2014 Baseball Gear
5 Quick Tips That Will Improve Your Fastpitch Batting Performance

5 Quick Tips That Will Improve Your Fastpitch Batting Performance

1) Lined-up, loose hands Lining up your knuckles and keeping your hands loose is a critical aspect of having a fast, smooth swing. When your knuckles are lined up, your hands and wrists are in the ideal position to create a nice straight, smooth swing. It is also important not… Read the rest
by March 19, 2014 Softball Tips
What To Expect From NCAA Softball In 2014

What To Expect From NCAA Softball In 2014

After weeks of tournament play and as we head into the regular season games, there isn’t one clear front runner. Not a single dominant team that stands out against the rest nor a conference that is easily mowing down the competition. Results are showing lot of parody going into these… Read the rest
by March 14, 2014 Parents & Coaches