The ‘Growing Years’

November 2, 2016

Stay focused on the goal. That’s always been my rule of thumb as a coach speaking to his players. Over the years, I’ve coached youth baseball and witnessed a whole variety of different coaching styles. I love some, I can’t stand others. For me, it’s just about motivation, not humiliation, …read more

Your Biggest Mistake Was Passing on My Kid

October 28, 2016

Back by popular demand, here is Rob Monaco’s piece that was posted earlier today. After he started receiving threats from strangers who didn’t quite appreciate his point of view, we removed it. Within a few minutes, we started getting messages, (LOTS OF THEM) from those of you who loved the …read more

Respect & Understanding this Game

October 26, 2016

The game of baseball is not just about grabbing a bat, going up to hit and having no regard for the rules. It’s not about homers and mocking the opponent, yelling at the umpire and showing up whenever you want. Besides the work you need to put in, baseball is …read more

Learn to Lose!

October 19, 2016

No one wants to lose. I mean, in professional sports today, you see some of the most highly skilled athletes looking to win gold, the championship trophy in the World Series, or even personal achievements in a season. First place is Top Dog. Everything else doesn’t matter. But I have …read more

Don’t let our Athletes get Soft

October 13, 2016

There are good coaches in this world and there are also very bad coaches. There are also parents that overprotect their kids so much that in the end, they alienate good coaches only to insulate their own children from discipline and hard work on the field, be it baseball, football, …read more

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