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david ortiz clutch hitter
September 30, 2019

The Clutch Gene: Can you teach performance under pressure?

[caption id="attachment_28319" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Waldo Jaquith, Flickr[/caption] Spend enough time in sports, and you’ll discover that some players just have a knack for making the big play at just the right moment. Sometim...


Matt Parrott maintaining Charlotte Knights Field - John Deere
September 9, 2019

Keeping the field in peak condition with the right equipment

{Sponsored} Maintaining a baseball field is an art form. Proper field maintenance is critical for a consistent playing surface, proper drainage, and player safety. To minimize field problems, grounds managers need the right equipment, and the right p...


baseball good hitting
June 21, 2019

Baseball: 7 steps to good hitting

Throughout the year, Coach & Athletic Director will go back 25 years to share some of our best articles from 1994. The publication, formerly Scholastic Coach magazine, is closing in on 89 years of production. What better way to celebrate our long...


Red Sox Andrew Benintendi
April 8, 2019

Practice with a purpose

Challenging your players to create a competitive atmosphere outside of just games [caption id="attachment_27801" align="aligncenter" width="495"] Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Flickr[/caption] It’s a hot summer day, and you just finished mowing ...


darren fenster thank you letters
March 12, 2019

‘Thank You:’ Showing appreciation to your athletes

[caption id="attachment_27747" align="aligncenter" width="489"] "Championship thank you" letters were written on the back of lineup cards and given to each of the team's 49 players in an effort to show every player how they made a difference during t...


January 31, 2019

Violin and Baseball: How One Musician Became a Coach

{Sponsored} What do coaching baseball and playing violin professionally have in common? As a career violinist, Carol Laube relied upon much more than virtuosity to gain and maintain her position as Associate Concertmaster with the Reno (NV) Philha...


July 5, 2018

Doctors concerned over number of Tommy John surgeries in teenage athletes

Doctors are increasingly concerned over the number of Tommy John surgeries in young athletes, and to combat the problem they say athletes need to quit specializing. Southern California chiropractor and wellness coach Dr. Tommy John — the son of ...


June 28, 2018

Hydrotherapy Provides Benefits for Injured (and Uninjured) Players

{Sponsored} In the world of rehab, the options for promoting healing after injury are vast. The Chicago Cubs organization uses hydrotherapy for injured players as well as to condition uninjured players. Chuck Baughman, an athletic trainer at the C...


June 1, 2018

Study: Half of all HS pitchers report pain in throwing arm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than half of high school baseball pitchers report experiencing pain in their throwing arms during the season. To better understand the cause of these injuries, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical ...


May 21, 2018

Raising the Bar: Branding for Baseball

{Sponsored} La Roche College Baseball was in the Division 3 College World Series in 2016. Their program was obviously top-notch, but their field and weight room didn’t scream “La Roche.” In fact, they didn’t scream anything. Walls and fences ...