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Players plan to name coach Rob Querry's baby boy Benjamin Smalls Querry, a nod to their favorite film, The Sandlot.
March 31, 2016

Baseball coach: ‘If we win 14 games, I’ll let you name my kid’

We enjoy highlighting the creative motivational strategies coaches use with their players, but this one might be the most daring. "If we win 14 games, I'll let you name my kid." [caption id="attachment_15706" align="alignright" width="241"] Pl...


Texas may consider whether high school baseball pitchers need to be on a mandatory pitch count. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
March 30, 2016

Texas baseball coaches association to propose pitch count

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) next month will propose a pitch limit to help prevent arm injuries in young athletes, The Dallas Morning News is reporting. [caption id="attachment_15702" align="alignright" width="280"] ...


Pitcher
February 12, 2016

MLB to debut protective caps for pitchers

MLB will debut protective headwear for pitchers during this year's spring training, according to a report from ESPN's Outside The Lines. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignleft" width="225"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The move towa...


baseball
February 1, 2016

Investigation reveals ‘fight club’ within Texas HS baseball team

Two Texas high school baseball coaches have come under fire after an investigation allegedly turned up evidence of racist comments and a "fight club" created by members of the team. The Dallas Morning News reported that it obtained documents show...


Drafted high school baseball players can now hire an agent without affecting their NCAA eligibility. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
January 18, 2016

Drafted prep baseball players given flexibility to hire agents

High school baseball players drafted by major league clubs can now hire agents without affecting their college eligibility. [caption id="attachment_15133" align="alignright" width="273"] Drafted high school baseball players can now hire an agent w...


baseball
September 28, 2015

Maintaining perspective and positivity during a losing streak

“Just win baby.” “You play to win the game.” “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” These quotes are everywhere, printed on T-shirts and plastered all over locker rooms around the world. Winning is why many people ...


Libertyville
September 8, 2015

Libertyville baseball field gets fresh look

There’s a certain charm to the baseball field at Libertyville High School (Libertyville, Illinois), but even the game’s most precious venues need a little touching up every now and then. Options were slim for the athletic department at the sch...


Pitcher
August 3, 2015

Understanding baseball injuries

About 15 million people play baseball each year in the United States. Six million of these players are children in grades eight or below. A significant number of these ballplayers incur elbow injuries of some sort. The dominant arm is usually affe...


Tennis players can run as much as three miles per match, according to Runner's World. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
July 21, 2015

Mapping how far athletes run during competition

Unless we're talking about track or cross country, its difficult to map exactly how far athletes run during competition. Fortunately for us, today's technology is helping us solve that problem. [caption id="attachment_13463" align="alignright" wi...


scoreboard
July 16, 2015

Schools can afford impressive stadium displays if they get creative

Telling score might be the least impressive feature of scoreboards these days. If your stadium doesn’t have the ability to play back in-game highlights or update scores from throughout the conference, you might be behind the curve. An athletic a...