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...]

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...]