KEY TAKEAWAYSMost players and coaches stay at onsite accommodations during a given competitionLeagues and coaches are ultimately responsible for player's safetyIntroductionEaston Oliverson, the 12-year-old from Utah, suffered a devastating injury when he fell off from a bunk bed while staying at the Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove facility during the 2022 … [Read more...] about Youth Baseball World Series – Young Players and Bunk Beds
KEY TAKEAWAYSIn recreation youth baseball, most players are assigned using their current school gradeIn travel youth baseball, teams are formed via birth dates with a specific cutoff dateWHAT DOES IT MEAN "PLAYING UP" IN BASEBALL?Playing up is usually associated with recreation baseball.NOTE: I strongly believe that playing up in travel baseball is not … [Read more...] about Should you play down in youth baseball?
KEY TAKEAWAYSIn recreation baseball, teams are usually formed based on school gradesIn travel baseball, teams are usually formed based on birth datesTABLE OF CONTENTSIntroductionAge Determination for Recreation TeamsAge Determination for Travel TeamsBabe Ruth /Cal Ripken Age Eligibility ChartLittle League Age Eligibility ChartUSSSA Age Eligibility … [Read more...] about Age Calculator for Travel and Rec Teams
KEY TAKEAWAYSBaseball pitching speed from a pitching machine is the same regardless of a pitching distanceHowever, a perceived pitching speed or Equivalent Reaction Time is relative to the distanceTABLE OF CONTENTSIntroductionWhat is speedHow can speed remain the same?Reaction TimeEquivalent Speed Conversion ChartSummaryINTRODUCTIONIt's a common misnomer … [Read more...] about Pitching Machine – Actual Speed vs Perceived Speed
Over the years, I have seen too many instances of parents, grand parents and generally grown adults like like petulant children.It is one of my biggest pet peeves because these idiots are ruining baseball for kids.It happened again on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at a game between the Washington Nationals (home) vs. Oakland Athletics.Joe Menses, playing right field … [Read more...] about ARBFK – Grown dude acting like a man-child