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I’m sure we’ve all heard this one whether it’s from a player, teammate, or son right? Well I hate to break it to you, but coaches 100% have favorites. BUT they do it for a good reason (with a few exceptions unfortunately). Why would a coach have a favorite? Because that player makes their life easier and helps the team win! Here is a sort list of what “favorites” do consistently… PRACTICE hard Play hard

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Congrats to everyone that made “the team”…whether it’s your Freshmen, JV, or Varsity team, I’m sure you were pumped to see your name on the list at the end of try outs.   For those of you that didn’t see their name or didn’t see it on the “right” list…well it’s time to do something about it. And that “something” doesn’t involve pouting or pointing fingers.   As the great Happy Gilmore (a character in

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So I was at a family party this past weekend (not mine though so it was mostly made up of soccer players, but let’s not hold that against them) and a lively discussion started up because one of the travel coaches was giving out “report cards” to their players ranking their skills, attitude, etc. Despite it being a favorable report, this set of parents were debating not showing their son his report card so he

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You always want to be penciled into the line up. Kind of a no brainer right?   Well, unfortunately, at some point in your career you’re going to find yourself on the bench to start the season. For some of you, that may happen in Little League and for others, it may not be until college or even pro ball.   As a former head college coach, I routinely saw one of two reactions from

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First off, I hope everyone recognizes the title as the famous Allen Iverson quote (The Practice Rant Interview-skip to the 25 second mark) and not poor grammar on my part.   Second, one of the biggest surprises I’ve run in to since diving into the “travel ball scene” is how practice is looked at…in an optional way.   Practicing your craft is the single most important thing you can do right now for your baseball

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Maybe it’s the ability to post things on social media or maybe it’s just the climate of today’s game, but it seems like everyone claims to “work hard” or “grind” anymore.   Well, I have come up with a great litmus test to determine whether you are actually on “the grind” or not.   You ready!?!?!?   Ok here are the steps…   Step #1- Write everything that you have done to improve your game

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First off, I am not an Eagles fan. But between going to college in Philly and then coming back to the city for work a few years later,  I have lived here for almost half of my life…so I was rooting for the Eagles last night.   But I’m not here to relive last night. I’m here to point out something that we really should take note of and that’s Nick Foles. He came through

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For the first time in my baseball career, I’ve been able to sit back and actually watch a lot of baseball this year instead of actually being on the field or in the cage. It’s a much different perspective and it has definitely been helpful in my maturation as a coach to be able to experience the game from a new point of view. My biggest take away from this different angle is how players

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Come Be Obsessed If you are reading this, then I imagine you are involved with travel ball in some way, shape, or form. This means that your fall season is winding down and you are most likely having tryouts soon for your spring/summer team before giving yourself a break for the first time in 9 months. At any age, tryouts can be stressful. Will I make THE team? Will I make A team? Well, I’m

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MSI’s 3rd annual Pro Invitational took place on MLK Day as 55 of the top area high school players, along with Junior College standouts and minor league free agents showcased their skills for scouts from all 30 Major League Baseball teams. While players such as Tyler Dearden, Randy Bednar, and Brock Helverson created a lot of buzz for themselves, everyone who participated displayed the kind of ability that has become synonymous with MSI. Here are

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