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2016 Regular Season Reflections

Posted on 27-05-2016

After giving close to 1,200 lessons and running several weeks of camp since the 1st of the year, I want to take a minute to look back on the Little League season before we turn our attention to Summer Camp and beyond. Here’s my hope for every kid who played ball this Spring: 1) That […]

The 100mph Fastball

Posted on 01-05-2016

One of the things I hear from parents on a very regular basis is that they are worried their son doesn’t throw hard enough to pitch. The fallacy that you have to throw hard in order to pitch is something I would like to address. There are many reasons why throwing hard is not a […]

The First Pitch

Posted on 29-02-2016

If you’ve been reading my blogs over the years, or attended any of my camps or lessons, you know there are a few key baseball strategy principles I teach all my players. Two of the big ones are: #1, For Pitchers: Strike 1 is the best pitch in baseball. #2, For Batters: Only judge your […]

It’s Happening Right Now…

Posted on 09-02-2016

I don’t watch a lot of TV – except for baseball of course – but one of the few shows in the past 10 years that I really loved was “The Office.” In one of the later seasons of the show, the hilariously underachieving preppy paper salesman Andy Bernard says the following in one of […]

The Ferrari At The Little League Field

Posted on 20-01-2016

I’ve been thinking a lot about Ferrari‘s lately (I’m sure I’m not the only one) as I dreamed about what I was going to do with my $1.4B Powerball win. (On a side note, does anybody know how many Ferrari‘s you can buy with negative $10 (my actual Powerball winnings???)  🙂 Aside from purchasing a […]

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Posted on 08-01-2016

Even though the weather hasn’t quite cooperated with us this week, it is definitely baseball season here in Southern California! This is both good news and bad news. The good news is we have the longest Little League season in the country. The bad news is we have the longest Little League season in the […]

My Favorite Quote

Posted on 16-11-2015

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt I discovered this quote when I was 17 years […]

A True Baseball Tragedy

Posted on 17-06-2015

I took Maddux to coffee on Sunday morning and while I was standing in line, the mother of a former camper walked up to me and said, “Hey Dan, you were right about everything.” I hadn’t seen her in a couple years, but before she said another word, I knew exactly what she was talking […]

Late To The Party?

Posted on 04-05-2015

One of the most common things I hear from parents who are just starting lessons with me is, “Is it too late to start pitching?” or “I wish we had started hitting lessons sooner!” Of course it’s always better to get the best possible instruction at the youngest age that it makes sense, but it […]

Process vs Results

Posted on 23-04-2015

We’re now about half-way through the Little League season here in Palos Verdes and it’s tempting to start looking at the stat sheet to see what kind of season your son is having. While analyzing stats can absolutely be a valuable tool (and GameChanger makes this so easy to do now), when players are younger, […]

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