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Newsletter, podcast, and community for youth parents and coaches by Kevin Burke - dad, coach, and fan.
Jul 21, 2021
Arm Care, Arm Health, and more with China McCarney from Jaeger Sports
Arm care is often overlooked. China McCarney from Jaeger Sports joins me to discuss arm care, arm health, and a good starting point for all ages.
Jul 16, 2021
When Daddy Becomes Youth Baseball GM
Chasing wins and rings, coaches and parents treat youth baseball like it's a professional sport, acting as a General Manager to upgrade their teams, cut players, and build championships.
Jun 2, 2021
Over-Coaching Ruins the Fun Youth Experience
Baseball is hard, and over-coaching by parents and coaches makes it even harder. If you over-coach, you could be pushing your son away from the game and not even realizing it.
May 26, 2021
Dealing with Umpires in Youth Baseball
Listen now | Umpires are an important part of the game - here's how to deal with them.
May 19, 2021
Part 2: Mike Steele Coaches Cleveland Indians and Son's Youth Team, Talks State of Youth Baseball
Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mike Steele gives his thoughts on the current state of youth baseball - part two!
May 17, 2021
'Swing at Everything' is the Best Approach
Listen now | Does your child or team hit well in practice but struggle in live game situations? You should teach them to 'swing at everything'.
May 12, 2021
Part 1: Mike Steele Coaches Cleveland Indians and Son's Youth Team, Talks State of Youth Baseball
Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mike Steele gives his thoughts on the current state of youth baseball from a very unique (and qualified) position!
Apr 26, 2021
Teach Hitting Approach Based on the Count
Getting ahead in the count is important, but adjusting approach based on the count is even more important. You should teach this to youth hitters early.
Apr 19, 2021
Protecting Young Arms in Youth Baseball
Arm overuse and abuse is an epidemic in youth baseball, and it's going to take every single one of us to stop it! Here are some key things to remember and some practical ways to maximize arm health for youth baseball players.
Apr 9, 2021
Coaches are Ruining Young Arms
Selfish coaches chasing wins and trophies are putting young arms at risk as adolescents make up more than half of all Tommy John elbow surgeries in the United States.
Mar 3, 2021
A Better Approach to Weekend Tournaments
There's a better way to approach select and travel baseball tournaments for the younger ages. Weekend tournaments are good, but we should think about them differently.
Mar 1, 2021
More Reasons Weekend Tournaments are Ruining Youth Baseball Player Development
More reasons why the tournament every weekend system is ruining player development. Simply put, the current “select” or “travel ball” environment fails at player development because it puts coaches in a must-win mentality every game, every week.