Youth Baseball life

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Talking with the Coach and Athletic Director

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Ask the Baseball Pro: Jay wrote: My son is a Senior in High School and a very good ball player. His coach is completely into the “politics” and plays his fav-9 almost every game. He has not played my son at all and there are only 6 games left. There have been games where he [...]

Forming a Travelling Team

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Cathy wrote: Our team is thinking about starting our own travel team and wonder where or how to get the info we need to get started. We are minor league team and also have one girl on our team, pages are 9 to 11. From the Baseball Pro: Cathy, I [...]

Pitching vs. Position Playing in High School Baseball

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Mike wrote: My son is a sophomore and described as a control pitcher. He is 5-11 about 150 lbs. and works very hard during the off season getting quality pitching and hitting instruction. My question is: since he is such an effective pitcher, the coach seems reluctant to put him [...]

Youth Baseball Batting Advice

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Tom wrote: I help coach my son’s 12u travel team. I was working with one of the boys on the tee when the head coach came over to add some advise. I was having the player stop the bat at impact so I could evaluate where the barrel was making [...]

Batting Coach Question

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Agnetha wrote: My son has always been a fantastic “slugger”. And his team as well, he is 14. Now a batting Coach is in the picture and changing just about everything about his batting. Now his at-bat is not very good at all, the team as well. The boys ground [...]

High School Baseball Programs

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Luann wrote: My son attends a private school that continues to the 12th grade. I would prefer him to stay here for high school to get the best education possible and he wants to be able to play baseball at the college level. Our school just started a baseball team [...]

Video for College Baseball Consideration

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Bill wrote: My son had Tommy John surgery in August, 2006. As a result he “lost” his High School Junior year and has just begun to regain his strength during summer ball. He’s just entering his Senior year, but he has no stats from his Junior year. His high school [...]

Conversations about Playing Time in Baseball Games

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Carson wrote: I’m fourteen playing little league allstars in Calgary, Canada. I’m the kid who is giving 110%, I hustle on and off the field and give it my all at practices. I also have the 7th best batting average on the team I have made an since the beginning [...]

Signing Age for Minor League Baseball

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Ryan wrote: How old can you start playing minor league baseball? From the Baseball Pro: If you are from outside the US you can sign at the age of 16. If you are in the US you must have a high school diploma. To my knowledge that is the earliest [...]

Youth Baseball Travel Team for 9 Year Old Player

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Kim wrote: My son is 9 first year of kid pitch travel ball and really struggling. Coach wants to keep him- sees lots of potential, but its really hurting his confidence. Should we go back down for a season in rec. ball? Not to mention its killing me to watch [...]

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