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July 6, 2015

Umpires now required to give warnings before ejecting coaches

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved a new rule that requires umpires to give baseball coaches a warning before ejecting them from games. [caption id="attachment_13231" align="alignright" width="281"] Umpires must now...


June 10, 2015

Nation’s top-ranked prep baseball team investigated for hazing

The No. 1 high school baseball team in the country is being investigated for a hazing incident that allegedly took place at the team's hotel. [caption id="attachment_13035" align="alignright" width="171"] The Parkview High School baseball team is...


May 1, 2015

Baseball players at Chicago school suspended for alleged assault

Twelve students at St. Francis de Sales High School in Chicago have been suspended amid reports that an 18-year-old baseball player was sexually assaulted in a locker room by his teammates. School officials are describing the incident as "bullying...


April 16, 2015

Mississippi State AD apologizes for ‘offensive’ warmup shirts

Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin apologized today for what he called offensive T-shirts that were worn by the university's baseball players. [caption id="attachment_11755" align="alignright" width="169"] New batting practice shi...


April 13, 2015

Coach like you’re speaking a different language

Each of the past two offseasons, I had the pleasure of traveling to the other side of the world to run a week-long camp for 40 of Taiwan’s best high school baseball players, as identified by the Chinese Taipei Baseball Federation. This is basically...


April 13, 2015

Hazing allegations surround Kentucky HS baseball team

Five athletes on the Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, Kentucky) baseball team were reportedly suspended after dousing one of their teammates in urine during a hazing ritual. FOX19 in Cincinnati cited a parent of one of the players, who said th...


March 16, 2015

Pitcher health remains concern in high school baseball

Tommy John surgery is becoming more common amongst pitchers today, and that's forced a number of organizations to scrutinize workload and days of rest. States like Alabama, Colorado and Vermont have rules in place to provide pitchers greater oppor...


February 10, 2015

Baseball: Placing an emphasis on baserunning abilities

Baserunning isn’t what it used to be, and that’s something Mike Roberts recognizes every time he watches the game. Up until the 1990s players were ferocious on the base paths, but today too many players take baserunning for granted. Given the ...


October 16, 2013

Arrowhead High School Special Report (Home)

Arrowhead High School Special Report Coach And Athletic Director's entire September 2012 issue is dedicated to our first-ever, head-to-toe coverage of the inner workings of one of America's most-envied public high-school athletic programs—Arrowh...


August 25, 2013

Agility drills for any sport

Baseball is the focus, but these drills fit into what a coach of almost any sport wants to accomplish with players By John Weber & Chris Stocker, Purdue University North Central, Westville, Indiana Baseball is an explosive sport. When we trai...