Archive for January 2018

Practice Too Little…Play Too Much!

I am sad to see parents and coaches not getting it. Not understanding the fact that their player, or any player taking the field, is not properly prepared to do so. Everyone is so interested in playing games that they miss what is the most important – practicing and developing their skills. Programs that provide…

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What is True Cost For Travel Baseball?

  Families from across the United States have options, some have many options, some have few options. Bottom line is families need to better understand what the true cost to play travel baseball is and what they are getting for their investment. Types Of Travel Baseball Teams To try to make this as simple as…

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The Arm’s Race…Chase For Velocity

Throwing Harder or Throwing Better? Velocity is without a doubt a very important part of baseball. However, the commercialization of the 90 MPH Velocity programs that seem to be popping up all over the country is sending the WRONG message! The focus is not where it should be and the appeal of someone’s ego to…

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Do You Know Where You Stand?

Conversation Details: I spoke to a notable former MLB Player for an hour last night about Sport Testing. It is welcoming to see the industry and people in general now starting to listen and learn about the importance of Sport Testing. If you are not Testing…..YOU ARE GUESSING!! Sometimes being an “expert” in a field…

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Boys Will Be Boys-Baseball Is A Bond

Amazing how you can get a room full of players together, perfect strangers who within only a few hours can build lifelong friendships. The value of playing baseball is far greater than what happens on the field. Baseball allows boys to be boys. Exposure to events that allows for free and open communication builds confidence…

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What Type Of Parent Are You?

I enjoy meeting parents who truly want the best for their child, those parents who want their kid to become a great teammate and focus on improving everyone on their team. l seek out the parents who are looking for an environment where their child can mature and be held accountable for their actions, on…

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Sustainable Velocity- Only Thing That Matters!

  Any program with “Velocity” in the title is not focusing or teaching their clients properly. Not that they do not have good intentions, however, they are not properly informed or educated on correct measurables of benefit/risk. Focusing on Velocity by use of weighted balls gets them farther away from becoming a pitcher.Weighted Balls Players who enter or use “Velocity-…

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Practical Application Of A Data Driven Approach

  Do you have everything figured out? I do not. Working hard to continue to adapt to the use of technology and ability to efficiently manage a process that is changing the athlete development process. I am learning every day by being in the field throwing the grenades. Traveling the United States and other countries…

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Wasted Money! Travel Ball Haters-What Are Benefits?

    I often read so many negative comments from people (coaches, instructors, mom’s, dad’s and others) about how much money is “Wasted” on traveling to play baseball or any other sport where families travel to compete. Haters Are Going to Hate! First thing haters do is “generalize” and comment on a post or article…

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