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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 ...

May 16, 2018

New Mexico parents allege ’emotional, mental abuse’ in lawsuit against baseball coaches

The parents of a New Mexico high school baseball player have filed a lawsuit against the team's coaches for alleged emotional and mental abuse that they say forced their son out of the sport. Allegations include the Highland High School coaches "c...

May 3, 2018

N.J. high school baseball player sues coach for telling him to slide

A New Jersey judge is being asked to consider whether a high school baseball coach was "negligent" when he signaled for one of his players to slide during a game, resulting in injury. A judge had already dismissed the case, but the appellate court...

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...