Are You Considering Being a Youth Baseball Coach this Spring?

Are you thinking of becoming a coach for a youth baseball team this spring? Maybe your child has shown a newfound interest in playing baseball and you want to be part of the experience. Or perhaps you enjoyed the season so much last year with your kid, you want to step up your game and start coaching the sport. Plus, if you have concerned parents … [Read more...]

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays with These Baseball-Themed Ideas

When you’re a baseball fan, you can’t help but think of baseball 24/7. Now that the holidays are here, you’re probably thinking about where you can fit baseball into your holiday schedule. You have a few months until spring training, so you need something to think about until this point. Luckily, you came to the right place! We’ve compiled a list … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Baseball Lover

Do you have a baseball fan on your holiday gift list? Even though you may not be sure what to get for them, you have the best hint you could ask for: you know what they love! We have some of our top picks that are perfect for any baseball lover. We hope that our list will inspire you! You can find the majority of these gifts online or at your … [Read more...]

Tips for Managing Video Game Time this Winter

Some say that the upcoming season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for parents with young, energetic kids at home, the feelings probably aren’t mutual. It’s tough when you can’t get outdoors to toss a baseball or head to the nearest park to release some energy. Baseball season is over, kids are stuck inside for most of their day, and … [Read more...]

Sign Up for Father-Son Wiffle Ball and Enjoy Quality Time with the Kids

Spending quality time with the kids isn’t always easy to do. Between work, extracurricular activities and managing a home, there isn’t much time left in the day to kick back and relax. This type of interaction tends to be harder for dads who spend more time out of the home. But, you can’t use this excuse forever. The kids are only little once, … [Read more...]

Keeping Warm Through Fall Baseball Games

Baseball is one of those sports where there is very little downtime. Many communities offer spring, summer and fall leagues. If you signed your child up for a fall league, you’ll be sitting through games until the end of October. A lot can change in regards to weather - you won’t be the first parent to start the season off sweating and end it … [Read more...]

Are Baseball Cards Worth Anything Anymore?

It’s a scenario that happens all too often. Someone walks into a sports card shop with a faded box tucked under their arm, hoping to sell their good cards and walk out with a wad of cash. The overwhelming majority of the time, however, the customer walks out disappointed because they are told that their baseball card collection doesn’t have any … [Read more...]

Four Possible Signs of Child Burnout

At CK’s Baseball, we know firsthand how rewarding sports can be for young children. They give kids an outlet for releasing energy, allow them to practice team building skills and encourage regular physical activity. But, we also feel that it’s important for parents and coaches to recognize when a child has had enough. Some kids want to try … [Read more...]

Making Family Fitness a Priority

Now that the kids are headed back to school, you’re probably feeling rushed. This time of the year means that your hours are filled with all things related to back to school: school supply shopping, fall wardrobes, annual physicals and registration fees to name a few. Not to mention trying to get everyone on a routine once again. The trouble is … [Read more...]

How to Get Along with Baseball Umpires (Psst…It’s Not Hard!)

Umpires take a lot of grief. Sometimes, it’s deserved, and other times - well - we know how that goes. Still, umpires are a necessary part of baseball since about 10% of the plays need clarification from someone who was on the field. Umpires prevent constant arguing between parents and coaches and allow the game to move on. So, it’s a good idea to … [Read more...]