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My son is 8 years old, he has been playing baseball since he was 4 and I’ve worked with him since he was 2. My question is he kills the baseball when I throw him BP and when I pitched to him last season in coach pitch but now he has to hit off of …

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Fear Of The Ball

My 10 year old grandson has been playing baseball since he was five, with one year off last year. Since t-ball he has had a fear of the ball.  He has stepped back from catching, stepped out of the batter’s box because of his fear of being hit. How do we coach him to help …

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Coach, My son is a freshman in High School and played competitive baseball from March-October of last year.  He will be playing JV basketball until JV Baseball starts in February.  He needed the break; however, should he be throwing before baseball practice starts in February?  He’s a middle infielder and not an everyday pitcher. Thanks, …

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Left Or Right Hand?

I have a left handed 6 year old.  The coaches are having him bat right and throw right.  They think he does better as a righty but I was wondering if this is a mistake because he is a lefty and sometimes it takes lefty’s a little longer to figure stuff out.  Should I encourage …

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Cut Or No Cut?

I coach a 5th grade team and a 7th grade team. My assistant coach on the 7th grade team has instructed the boys to “see the throw” before yelling “cut or no cut”. This really has confused the boys on what they should do. Should we do this at these age levels? Jeff Vincent   …

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Good Afternoon, My son is 13 years old and started playing little league around 10 years old!! We played on a travel ball team for about 8 months, then try outs for the American Legion Ball team were last month and he made the first round picks. However, on the travel ball team and this …

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Batting Problem

I have a 9 year old who has been playing ball for 4 years and has been hitting balls pretty good. In the last two months, he has moved to travel ball and has not been hitting very well. Out of a bucket of balls thrown from 30’ he could not hit but one. He …

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Motivation

what would you do to motivate a player that has all the opportunity to be a good player.  He has a manual for pitching and doesn’t even look at the workouts, has a batting cage and doesn’t spend much time grooving his swing.  he is going to be 15yrs. Please advise.   ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Anthony …

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“Game Plan”

Good morning Coach, I was selected to manage a tournament/travel team of 12 year old players who are now training for our Big week long tourney and experience at Cooperstown in July 2013. Starting this Sat nite for the next 10 weeks I landed an indoor facility for which we can have indoor workouts for …

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Personal Trainer?

Coach at what age is a good time to start investing in a personal trainer for ur son in baseball? I’m asking cuz I have a dad that’s sooo into I “have to have” training for my 11year old son so he can get better…  So am I not helping my son get better by …

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