In many youth baseball leagues, there simply isn’t a budget for field maintenance. The league and its players rely on the generosity of coaches and volunteers to help get the field ready and in safe playing condition. It’s a true community effort that helps kids come together to play ball, have fun and learn valuable life lessons and skills through sports. Of course, while youth baseball coaches and volunteers have the best intentions, they aren’t always experienced field managers. There’s a lot that goes into properly maintaining a baseball field. One of the biggest hazards in youth baseball is...Read More
Author: John Madden
Posted by John Madden | Nov 21, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER HITTER! Do you struggle with hitting too many weak ground balls and getting out more than you should be? If so, then check out these 3 baseball hitting tips that will show you how to stop hitting ground balls and get more line drive base hits! 1) Be A Strong and Athletic Hitter A lot of the time young hitters hit more ground balls than they should is because they are just too weak. If this is the case, then you must work on making...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Nov 15, 2017
Using statistics in youth sports is crucial to success. Even the most experienced coaches cannot track every important sport stat just by observing players. Baseball in particular is a game of numbers, and making decisions based on those numbers can make the difference between a win and a loss. What are some of the most important statistics you should be capturing? Check out our top seven: 1. Pitch Count Per Game Pitcher fatigue is an issue that has large ramifications. Throwing too many pitches can strain a young pitcher’s arm and cause injuries that may prevent them from playing...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Nov 14, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER! I got a great question from a young player that I had to answer on my YouTube channel about getting into baseball shape and being baseball ready for next season. If you are a serious player, you understand that it will take a lot of dedication and hard work to be in the best baseball shape you can be. Here are 5 things you should do to make sure you are ready for your next baseball season! 1) Understand the Process When we’re talking...Read More
Posted by John Madden | Nov 7, 2017
^^^ SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING A BETTER PITCHER! If you’re looking for a new pitch to throw, the Eephus may be a viable option. Although it is not my first option for a change up, there are a few big leaguers who mix in an Eephus every once in a while. What is an Eephus? An Eephus is just a super slow pitch. Much slower than a regular change up. It’s almost like an underhanded slow pitch softball pitch, but it’s thrown overhand…with a baseball. How to grip an Eephus There really...Read More
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