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April 11, 2018

Study: More baseball players afflicted by ulnar neuritis

First it was Tommy John; now another elbow condition is throwing a curve ball at young baseball players. With more kids playing baseball year-round and throwing at record velocities, ulnar neuritis, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condit...


April 6, 2018

Father sues Maine school for keeping son off baseball team

The father of a Portland (Maine) high school baseball player is suing the district for not allowing his son to play for the team this season. A judge is expected to hear the case next week and determine whether to force the district to allow Howa...


March 23, 2018

How Professional-Level Strength and Conditioning Can Work for Your High School Baseball Team

{Sponsored} The majority of high school baseball players won’t become professionals. Some may play in college and a few might continue further and struggle to make it to the big leagues for years. If high school baseball coaches aren’t there to p...


March 7, 2018

Strengthen your infielders with the ‘Hubba Dubba’ drill

Hubba Dubba is an infield drill that includes every throw an infielder has to make, with the exception of the “slow roller.” The drill teaches communication, team unity and enthusiasm while improving arm strength and accuracy. DIAGRAM 1: T...


March 5, 2018

Baseball/Softball: Setting the infield defense

Having played shortstop for more than 50 years and having coached fast-pitch softball for 18 years at the summer, high school and college levels, it always surprises me when I watch teams defensively play every hitter the same — straight up in the ...


February 6, 2018

New York passes mercy rule for high school baseball

New York's athletic association this month approved a new mercy rule for high school baseball that will go into effect during the upcoming season. The rule states that any game with a 10-run deficit will be ended after five innings. The New York ...


January 25, 2018

Cultivating a team identity

For four years as a player and another six as a coach at Rutgers University, “play all nine innings” was a consistent theme under our hall of fame head coach, Fred Hill. It wouldn’t be until years later, when I had my own clubs as a minor leagu...


January 8, 2018

Nine effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...


December 27, 2017

Football still far and away most popular sport among high school boys

More than one million American boys played high school football in 2016-17. While it is still the most played sport among boys, participation decreased by more than 23,000 players from the previous year. (See chart at bottom of page.) Data compile...


November 27, 2017

Cubs star Anthony Rizzo donates $150K for high school ballpark

The ballpark at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is in dire need of repairs, and one of its most famous alumnus is lending a hand. [caption id="attachment_25231" align="alignleft" width="263"] Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizz...