Fear

Posted on 10-04-2014

We’re now halfway through the season and I’ve been so excited by the incredible progress that all my lesson students have made so far – keep up the great work! One thing I have heard from a few parents this year (and I hear it every year), is that their son is having some trouble […]

Hit The First Pitch!

Posted on 04-03-2014

One of the worst pieces of advice you can give a hitter is to tell him to watch the first pitch go by! Often times, the first pitch is the best pitch to hit and we need to be ready to jump all over it. Here’s why: at ALL levels of the game, pitchers are […]

The Tale of 2 Hitters

Posted on 10-02-2014

Opening Day is fast approaching and I’ve already done about 250 lessons this season. There is a very common attitude that I’ve seen thousands of times over the years and so far, this season is no different: I’m talking about the fear of failure at the plate, and what a debilitating effect it has on […]

You’re Not Late To The Party!

Posted on 13-01-2014

Little League tryouts were on Saturday and I had the privilege of throwing batting practice to about 200 kids right after watching them catch flyballs and field groundballs. Guess what? ┬áMost of the boys were rusty!  While that should come as no surprise, just because your son hasn’t picked up a bat or throw a […]

Football Blog?!!?!

Posted on 02-12-2013

As you all probably know, I’m not a football fan…at all. I don’t watch college football ever and probably can’t name 5 guys in the NFL (is Mark Rypien still the Redskins’ quarterback?). That said, I don’t live under a rock and like everyone else, was entertained by the ending of the Alabama/Auburn game on […]

The Off-Season

Posted on 17-09-2013

I hope school is off to a great start and that your boys are working hard in whatever sport they’re active in right now. While the youth sports world slowly (and sadly) moves more towards specialization at a younger and younger age, I would recommend that you resist the urge to pick focusing on only […]

Week 1 Summer Camp Highlights!

Posted on 25-06-2013

Spring Training’s 9th Annual Summer Camp program is off to another amazing start and all the coaches are fired up for the remaining sessions of Baseball and Softball Camp in Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach!! We’re getting some great skill work in and the kids are having an absolute blast. Here are some of my […]

Does It Get Any Better Than This?

Posted on 11-06-2013

The weather report for today is…awesome with a chance of more awesome. I didn’t grow up in Southern California but after 9 years in the South Bay, I certainly feel like a local now and I honestly can’t believe how spoiled I’ve become about having incredible weather all the time. Playing baseball on the East […]

My Buddy Tata

Posted on 03-06-2013

I hate the word failure. There’s an old baseball saying that goes something like, ‘even the best players in the game fail 7 out of 10 times.’ Well, that’s true: the best players alive do get out 7 out of 10 times. But I’ve always thought ‘failure’ is the wrong word for that sentence. Baseball […]

Playoffs and All-Stars…

Posted on 20-05-2013

I’ve talked a decent amount about dealing with “pressure” in my blogs this year and find myself regularly addressing it in my lessons as well. With Playoffs and All-Stars upon us, I thought it would be a good time to spend a couple minutes on some tools to help us prepare for “big games.” For […]

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