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First Basemen

6 Most Common Mistakes of First Basemen

Coaching First Basemen is not as Easy as it Looks Many coaches think the first base position is for non-athletic players and that it is just a matter of being able to catch a ball to play the position. Nothing is further from the truth and many youth coaches do not know the finer details […]

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Youth Sports are not All About having Fun – Wouldn’t You Rather?

Youth Sports have Greater Purpose No matter what I write about in the area of coaching youth sports, most readers immediately comment, “But it’s all about kids having fun.” Internally, I respond, “No it’s not.” The moral of the story is that adults should not believe that the purpose of youth sports is only for […]

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Do not Try to Hit Like Alfonso Soriano – The Baseball Stance to Teach

He may be hot, that’s an understatement, but don’t teach youth players to hit like Alfonso Soriano. Very Few can Hit Like Alfonso Soriano - A Better Baseball Stance Players’ baseball stances obviously vary, but I notice more and more youth baseball players go to the closed baseball stance, as one used by the accomplished major […]

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365 Days to Better Baseball – Captain America

Saturday Secrets to Great Baseball Coaching – King for a Day It is not practical to have captains at the youth baseball level, but in an effort to continually find ways of making things fun, as well as finding ways to build kids’ self-esteem, I like the practice of picking a different player each practice […]

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