Posts by Kelly Ahrens

Words From A Retiring HS Coach

Author: Jamie Corr- High School Coach To all my former players, What a Lifetime in Baseball Can Teach You About Life Itself Gentlemen, Today marks the end of my 38th and final season in baseball as a player or coach. The first time I set foot on the diamond at five years old, I instantly…

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Sport Testing Sequence

All athletes should have benchmark testing and quarterly re-testing numbers in their digital profile which is utilized as the foundation for progressive training.   Functional Mobility Testing- A proper understanding of how each athlete moves and their specific deficiencies is imperative to progressive development. Properly identifying mobility issues provides the blueprint for prescribing proper progressive training…

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Fix The Problems

Fix The Problem I recently posted an article about the “Good Ol’ Boy” System and change coming. It is now time to provide more details on a solution that everyone is looking for. There is no question the current situation is broken and does not have the policies and procedures in place to provide equal…

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Good Ol’ Boy System- Change Coming?

This scenario is alive and well all over the United States, this article should call attention to people who are being discriminated against and bullied as allowed by Public Officials who are burying their head in the sand allowing improper actions to take place. Administrators Empowered and Allowed To Create Discriminative Culture Public officials, (Superintendents,…

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If You Are Not Testing…. You Are Guessing!

If you are not testing…..YOU ARE GUESSING! Stars and Stripes Sports has pioneered a sports testing process that benchmarks where an athlete stands and provides the proper analysis based on data that can navigate a successful development process. Testing alone does not solve any issues but it is the necessary start to begin to hold…

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Minister Of Grip- Rich Williams

Minister Of Grip “MOG” Minister Of Grip- Rich Williams is a unique man who has pioneered a trade that will impact the world of sports for eternity. Rich’s legacy will be one that reveals he is truly a “mad scientist” who has studied and built an ability to develop Grip Strength. For those who think…

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Columbia Coaches Pitch

More Info 2018 Spring Team Tryouts and Workouts We will begin open tryouts and workouts for players 10U to 12U beginning 11/8/17. We will stop offering tryouts as soon as we get full rosters and will close off workouts to focus on committed team members. We have great flexibility and are looking for good families…

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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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