How to Build Confidence in Your Young Athlete

As a parent, it’s tough to see your kid’s confidence fade on the playing field. But, no matter how hard you may try to boost their confidence when practicing at home, one mistake on the field in front of the team is enough to change your child’s perception of themselves - and their playing skills. Confidence doesn’t always come easy, but it’s one … [Read more...]

Baseball Travel Tips for Your Kid

Now that summer is here, you may be spending more time traveling with your little baseball star. The first few travel games can be fun and exciting, but over time, it can get tiring. Thankfully, there are things you can do to make traveling with the whole family a bit more interesting. After all, these are the good days, so now is the perfect time … [Read more...]

Team Snack Day? We Have You Covered!

If you have a child on a youth baseball or t-ball team, you probably have to bring snacks at least once or twice throughout the season. Healthy, tasty snacks are favored by kids and parents, but there are other things to take into consideration such as food allergies, easy-to-pack snacks and your budget. Here are some things to keep in mind as your … [Read more...]

8 Reasons to Love Baseball This Summer

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, and for good reason. With over 150 games, intense spring training and some of the best playoffs around, baseball is simply the greatest sport for many. Here are eight great reasons to love baseball a little more this summer! 1. Baseball is the start of great things. This is especially true if you live in a … [Read more...]

Brighten Your Child’s Summer with a Baseball Summer Camp!

All kids get excited for the summer, but it doesn’t take long for boredom to set in. A few days at home and your kids are likely to have gone through all their toys and video games, with little else to do - at least in their eyes. Thankfully, there are plenty of summer camps that are designed to provide interaction, engagement and learning for kids … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your Child for Baseball Tryouts

Tryouts can be an overwhelming time in your child’s life (and yours, too!), especially as kids grow older and the game gets more competitive. Landing a spot on the team of your choice means that you have to know what the team is looking for. The good news is that usually, most baseball teams are looking for positive, confident and athletic players … [Read more...]

Ideas for a Baseball Birthday Party

Is your child asking for a baseball themed birthday bash this year? Don’t fret - there are plenty of easy, affordable and unique ideas that will set your child’s birthday party apart from the rest. Let’s get started! Invitations There are dozens of sporty templates online that allow you to print off the invitations on a home printer or have them … [Read more...]

When Can My Child Start Playing Baseball?

Your child may barely be out of diapers when you toss them their first ball, but at what age can they start playing organized baseball? Most kids are ready to start playing tee ball at age 3 or 4. Park districts and local recreation centers are great places to start, as they offer programs that are specifically designed for the younger set. … [Read more...]

What are the Benefits to Private Instruction?

At CK’s Baseball, we offer private and semi private instruction for youth baseball players. Our private instruction is scheduled in advance based on the flexibility of the athlete and our trainers. It’s an excellent opportunity to work on your child’s individual strengths and weaknesses all while getting one-on-one attention from a professional … [Read more...]

What is Speed and Agility Training?

Speed and agility training is a series of drills or exercises that work the leg muscles, core muscles and tendons in the body. This type of training can be done at any age, as the level that the athlete trains at is equal to their performance level. The rep scheme and intensity is what changes the difficulty that the drills are done at. How Speed … [Read more...]