The Boy Who Was Called “Uncoachable”

May 5, 2016 11 Comments

Lately there have been lots of posts about player/coach/parent conflicts. Questions about lack of fairness in playing time, kids and parents who feel entitled to special treatment, parents who worry that the coach has “written their player off,” and so on, and so on…. Lots of times when we read …read more

Be Yourself! No One But Yourself!

April 8, 2016

Your (almost) weekly dose of player wisdom and encouragement from Little League commissioner, coach and baseball dad, Rob Monaco. Follow his Facebook page, The Heart of Youth Baseball.  Sure, everyone wants to be Derek Jeter, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, but who were they when they grew up? Themselves. Greatness is …read more

The Baseball Mom Rules

April 5, 2016 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: I love this piece shared with us by writer and baseball mom, Anita Sullivan. While reading it, I kept thinking about how much parenting wisdom and perspective we gain from all those hours at the ball field.  THE BASEBALL MOM RULES Our baseball season just wrapped up, much …read more

Ask TBP: Is Age 14 Too Old for a -5 Bat?

March 22, 2016 3 Comments

Read our last Ask Travel Ball Parents, Sitting the Bench 3 Games in a Row!   Now onto this week’s question:   Every player on your son’s 14u team is now swinging a -3 bat, as are most kids that age. The team is playing in a tournament where lighter, …read more

You’re Not Ready for the Bat Flip, Kid!

March 17, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is going to be controversial, but I’m posting it anyway. Thanks, Rob Monaco, for another well-written, thought provoking piece!  When Jose Bautista flipped his bat in the ALDS verses the Texas Rangers last season, it was full of adrenaline and confidence.  It was a home ballpark and …read more

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