Fear Of The Ball

Posted on September 20, 2013

My 10 year old grandson has been playing baseball since he was five, with one year off last year. Since t-ball he has had a fear of the ball.  He has stepped back from catching, stepped out of the batter's box because of his fear of being hit. How do we coach him to help him get over this fear? Thank you ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...

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Posted on September 20, 2013

Coach, My son is a freshman in High School and played competitive baseball from March-October of last year.  He will be playing JV basketball until JV Baseball starts in February.  He needed the break; however, should he be throwing before baseball practice starts in February?  He’s a middle infielder and not an everyday pitcher. Thanks, Derek   __________________________________________________________________...

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Left Or Right Hand?

Posted on September 20, 2013

I have a left handed 6 year old.  The coaches are having him bat right and throw right.  They think he does better as a righty but I was wondering if this is a mistake because he is a lefty and sometimes it takes lefty's a little longer to figure stuff out.  Should I encourage lefty or let it be righty? Thank you, Ami LeBaron-Marchlik   ______________________________________________________________________________________...

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Cut Or No Cut?

Posted on September 20, 2013

I coach a 5th grade team and a 7th grade team. My assistant coach on the 7th grade team has instructed the boys to “see the throw” before yelling “cut or no cut”. This really has confused the boys on what they should do. Should we do this at these age levels? Jeff Vincent   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...

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Posted on September 20, 2013

Good Afternoon, My son is 13 years old and started playing little league around 10 years old!! We played on a travel ball team for about 8 months, then try outs for the American Legion Ball team were last month and he made the first round picks. However, on the travel ball team and this one they keep telling him he’s raw, yet he can pitch around 75 miles and hour, RBI’s like crazy and fields better and better every time he gets out ...

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Batting Problem

Posted on September 20, 2013

I have a 9 year old that has been playing ball for 4years and has been hitting balls pretty good. In the last two months he has moved to travel ball, and has not been hitting very well. Out of a bucket of balls thrown from 30’ he could not hit but one. He has been going to batting cages and is batting at 45 to 55 mph. ok. His swing is complete and straight with no head turning and not stepping out of box. I don’t know what to tell him any ...

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Motivation

Posted on September 20, 2013

what would you do to motivate a player that has all the opportunity to be a good player.  He has a manual for pitching and doesn't even look at the workouts, has a batting cage and doesn't spend much time grooving his swing.  he is going to be 15yrs. Please advise.   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...

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“Game Plan”

Posted on September 20, 2013

Good morning Coach, I was selected to manage a tournament/travel team of 12 year old players who are now training for our Big week long tourney and experience at Cooperstown in July 2013. Starting this Sat nite for the next 10 weeks I landed an indoor facility for which we can have indoor workouts for 90 minutes each week....I was hoping that you could provide me with some guidance in regards to how to best utilize the 90 minutes each week ...

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Personal Trainer?

Posted on September 20, 2013

Coach at what age is a good time to start investing in a personal trainer for ur son in baseball? I'm asking cuz I have a dad that's sooo into I "have to have" training for my 11year old son so he can get better...  So am I not helping my son get better by being out there throwing the ball around, working on T work and ground work my self? My son has a passion for baseball that he gave up all other sports just to have that ball and mitt in his ...

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StaceyJ

Posted on September 20, 2013

My 10-year-old son has been playing baseball for two years, which in our area equals out to four seasons of play (fall and spring). We play in a "Pony" league and in the Spring the teams are divided into two levels of ability. My son is about to enter his third Spring season and has once again been selected for one of  the "lower level" teams. He loves the game, works hard, has heart, listens to the coaches, but is consistently just a mid-level ...

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