@CoachYourKids… without worrying about your team winning or losing

Every year in the middle of February, spring training facilities in Florida and Arizona all have a buzz of excitement for the upcoming baseball season. Major League stars are getting ready for the grind, minor league guys are found on back fields honing their craft, while fans are enjoying both as they escape the cold with warm thoughts of summer.  There is hardly a time of the year when there is more enthusiasm for our game. Continue reading

9 innings with Troy Silva

silvaTroy Silva is an instructor at Rijo Athletics and author of the book 9 Innings of Hitting. He played his prep ball at Atascadero (CA) High School and Cuesta College before moving on to Lewis-Clark State College, where he would help lead the Warriors to 1996 national title and a 99-21-1 record over his two years in Lewiston, ID. Silva was named the MVP of the 1996 NAIA World Series. Following his collegiate career, Silva signed with the Cleveland Indians and played minor league baseball for six seasons. Inside Pitch recently chatted with Silva to talk coaching, being an author, social media, making baseball fun again and more: Continue reading