We asked three of the top prep coaches in the country for their thoughts on travel ball, recruiting, practice and more. Check it out: Continue reading
|Bo Martino, Assistant Coach, Northeast Texas CC||CJ Wamsley, Assistant Coach, Ohio University||Stephanos Stroop, Assistant Coach, St. Petersburg College|
|Rank the following: exit speed, velo from position, 60 time||Exit speed off tee, velo from position, 60 time||60 times, velo from position, exit speed.||In order of importance: 60 times, exit speed, velo from position|
|What is a must-have for players you recruit?||Feel for the game. Easier to refine skills then teach them. It’s one thing to be athletic but to have feel, it takes a recruit to the next level.||For me, it’s feel. On the field, phone, in person. Could be knowing the game or returning phone calls/ texts in a timely manner. Effectively communicate.||Competitive nature|
|What is the biggest ‘red flag?’||A big red flag in potential recruits is when they talk bad about previous coaches they have had in their playing career.||One is a kid telling the Twitter world every offer they get. Another is parents not understanding their role, which should just be supportive and informative.||If they can’t look me in the eye|
Although each of the past
three four national champions finished the season in an Omaha dogpile, they all had to overcome adversity: Continue reading
October is perhaps the best time of the year to reflect on the baseball season that was. Taking it a step further, this issue’s ‘3 up 3 down’ turns back the clock on three historically significant (and somewhat unbelievable) baseball seasons:
In addition to Maryland and Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana all qualified for 2015 NCAA Regionals, marking the first time the Big Ten Conference earned five such bids. Here’s a closer look at some of these programs, who have welcomed some impressive improvements to their home ballparks:
New Mexico State head coach Brian Green was the subject of an excellent Inside Interview.
Read why Eddie Comeaux thinks that Little League World Series players should be compensated, and check out Louisville Slugger’s 2015 performance bats.
The ultimate walk-off was registered towards the end of the 2014 season. Did you miss it?
Drs. Michael Ciccotti and Ben Kibler address the arm injury epidemic in Part 1 of our Arm care double feature.
Also don’t miss three resolutions we should all try, Chris Burke’s Frame by Frame breakdown of Giancarlo’s Ground Force, how to love the game more by playing it less, and the ABCA offering clinic videos to all.
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