5 Things to Know as a New Coach

If you’ve chosen to be a coach for a youth baseball team, good for you! The experience is fun and rewarding, especially if you’ll be coaching your own child and their friends in the process. But being a new coach can also be intimidating. You want to do a great job and create a fun experience for the kids, but you also realize that you have parents … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons to Youth Travel Baseball

Summer is just around the corner, and you may be wondering whether you should sign your child up for a travel baseball team. For some young baseball players, joining a travel team is the next step in their journey. The stakes are higher, but it’s more competitive and rewarding. Also, if some of your child’s former teammates are trying out for a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]