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This week was a rollercoaster of a week personally for me…it went from an unexpected funeral to a long awaited wedding. It was a reminder to me that the MOST important thing any of have is family. End of story. Family doesn’t need to be blood. To me, it’s simply the people you truly care about and vice versa. They can be labeled a friend, coworker, teammate, coach, parent, etc…it doesn’t matter how the relationship

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A quality coach can certainly teach you where to go on a gap shot, point something out in your swing, or teach you a change up grip, however he will not be the person actually DOING any of these things. You will be. That’s why you will be the best coach you will ever have in this game. You will be the one putting in the work, day in and day out, in order to

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(This one is for the ADULTS) As parents and/or coaches, we have SO much influence on how a player feels about themselves, however, a lot of times, we take this for granted. Guess who players look at when they mess up? YEP! You guessed it…either their parent, coach, or both. So regardless of which you are, please keep this simple question in mind… When your son or player looks at you after “messing up”…do they

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The Ugly Truth About Being Elite   Regardless of whether it’s the MLB or the College World Series, I think every young player turns on the TV and wishes they were one of those guys (and/or so do their parents…but that’s a topic for a different day).   And can we really blame them? Cool stadiums. Sick uniforms. Brand new gear. Tons of fans. National TV. That’s the dream right?   And yes, for a

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The Trap of Immediacy    If I had to choose one thing to warn every family of a youth player about…this may be it.   It does NOT matter how “good” you are right now. What matters is that you are continuing to get better by doing the RIGHT things day in and day out.   I commonly see players (especially at younger ages) who are successful because they are simply more physically mature than

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Why Does Coach Care About This? I’m mixing things up this weekend and including a picture! Shocker, I know. This is a tweet from a current Head DI Baseball Coach (who actually recruited one of my brothers-great dude!) from the past weekend. So next time your coach gives you crap about leaving a messy dugout, realize he is doing it because he cares about you and doesn’t want you to lose out on opportunities because

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So we had our 10-12u tryouts this past week and during the tryouts, I took note of something during one of the tryouts..   A player took two rounds. The first round he absolutely crushed the ball. He came back to the dugout confident and happy.   The second round, he struggled a little bit. This time when he came back to the dugout, he told me he “stunk and couldn’t hit”.   I feel

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News flash boys…Coach is NOT picking on you. In fact, I bet it’s quite the opposite.   If a coach is providing you feedback, position or NEGATIVE, that is a sign that he cares about you and your career.    Far too often I see players get defensive or shut down when they are being coached (given feedback).    As coaches, we don’t care if you did something “wrong”. We just want to make sure

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Winners and Losers Well here we go…I’m going to talk about the importance of winning right? Nope…I’m not. In fact, I think the concept of “winning” is what ruins youth sports. There is a substantial difference between winning/losing AND winners/losers. Losers can win. Winners can lose. Results are simply a reflection of how good you were in that two hour window. That doesn’t define the player, despite popular opinion. So what’s the difference? Here it

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The SECRET to Getting a College Scholarship   What’s the secret way to be recruited to play baseball in college? I get asked this all the way.   The secret is, there are no secrets. There are no shortcuts. There are no tricks.   Are there certain things that you should and should not be doing to help your chances? Absolutely!    But here’s what really matters… BE REALLY GOOD! Only 6.8% of high school

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