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The Heart of Youth Baseball. Introduction. Episode 1: 1/25/19
7 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Episode 16: Grind
This is it. Another season to improve in this game of baseball. It only happens if you put the work in, do the reps and do one more thing... GRIND!
9 minutes | Jan 18, 2020
Episode 15: Keeping then Positive
Young kids get discouraged easily. Keep them engaged and positive and build up their confidence. That will bring individual wins as much as team wins.
8 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Episode 14: it’s about the Reps
Repetition In youth baseball is key to improving a player.
11 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
Episode 13: Patience is key. Have it no matter what.
Episode 13: Its Worth the Wait. Patience is key in baseball. Don’t share negative body language when a team is in a rut or can’t win. Instead... lead and have patience as your team builds its legacy.
9 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Episode 12: Have Patience in Youth Baseball.
Having patience in yourself and in your teammates is the hardest thing to do when you’re struggling. But you need to have it in this game of failure. Hey Parents... you’re the worst offenders. Calm down! Let the kids play!
6 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
Episode 11: Don’t worry about the studs. Worry about you being you.
Every kid develops differently in this game. “Stud” talk early on is ridiculous. Ignore it and play your game t your pace. Your development is valuable to your baseball future when it counts later on. These games right now at 8, 9 and 10 mean nothing. The only thing that matters now is that you’re learning and loving the game. You will get there through patience.
10 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
Episode 10: Tips to keeping kids engaged in Youth Baseball practice.
Communication and motivation is key. Surround yourself with coaches who have the same mindset as you and make the practice drills interesting, fast paced and fun. It’s a game after all!
8 minutes | Apr 13, 2019
Episode 9- Making an Impact
I use my time with my young players to build them up and get individual wins first. Over time, team wins will flourish. Nothing in baseball is automatic. It takes time.
8 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
Episode 8: Step outside your Comfort Zone
Tryouts, New teams and Showcases are all part of the Spring. If you feel like you want to be part of a prestigious team or think you may have what it takes but are nervous about the upcoming tryout, stand tall, trust yourself and go for it!
8 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
Episode 7: The Game of Failure that is Baseball... and what to do about it.
If you are passionate about this game, DO NOT give up. Even when it gets hard.
12 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Episode 6: What is Travel Baseball?
There’s Rec baseball, Travel baseball and Club baseball. Travel is not the best of the best ever. It’s not elite. It’s merely more competitive than Rec and just the best kids in your community. If you venture outside the bubble, it will make better sense to you. .
8 minutes | Feb 9, 2019
Episode 5: How to Navigate during the teen years of Youth Baseball
Teen years of baseball is about the players responsibility and graduating from Daddy Baseball. Learn to take responsibility for your own actions. Parents need to step back.
8 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
Episode 4: Baseball is hard. Cherish the little moments to climb the ladder to success.
Cherish the little moments in the game and learn to build confidence in yourself . Success is in reach, but understanding the game is hard and overcoming that failure is the right mindset. Keep grinding.
19 minutes | Jan 26, 2019
Episode 3: What is Rec Baseball?
Episode 3: what to expect in Rec Baseball. There are 3 tiers in baseball. Rec, Travel and Club. Rec baseball is perfect for low level development and social excitement with you child and their friends.
6 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Episode 2: The Heart of Youth Baseball - Participation Trophies vs. Opportunity.
Opportunity is the most important part of this game for young players. Participation Trophies don’t teach kids a thing.
8 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Introduction Episode of The Heart of Youth Baseball. What to expect. Episode 1. 1-25-19
This is a new thing for me but with all the questions and concerns about Young players, coaches and playing time, I felt it necessary to try explain much of it in this podcast. We will break down different topics that come up in Youth Baseball and hopefully it will all make sense for you as a parent moving forward. This is our introduction episode. Enjoy.
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