Bat grip (a.k.a. bat tape or handle wrap) is an important part of a baseball or softball bat for youth players. It's job is to provide a padding (to reduce bat sting) and grip (sticky surface minimizes the risk of bat slipping off a player's hands).Most composite bats will come with 1.1 mm stock wraps where as metal bats (T-ball and BBCOR) come with a thicker 1.8 mm … [Read more...] about How to Replace a Worn Baseball Bat Grip
Key PointsA parent must not rely on a coach to protect their child's arm healthShould follow the MLB pitch count guideline on the number of rest days for pitchersArm care is extra important if your child also plays the catcher positionIntroductionIn youth baseball, its common among healthy young baseball players to experience arm pains when throwing too many pitches … [Read more...] about Arm Pain from Throwing Too Much
Key PointsPitching machines can be used in batting practices to improve a hitter's hand-eye coordination, timing and bat controlMost pitching machines can also be used to conduct fielding drillsPrice is a good indicator of available features, quality and durabilityIn-depth review of critical factors that should be considered prior to making a purchaseList of recommended … [Read more...] about Complete Guide to Age Appropriate Baseball Pitching Machines
Ever since I was a little kid, I loved collecting baseballs.But not the autographed ones but regular baseballs I used to throw and catch with my friends.It didn't matter if they were dirty or shiny. I even collected broken baseballs because I felt a tinge of sadness and just could not throw them out even when seams were coming apart. There was just … [Read more...] about Where Can I Get Some Free or Unwanted Baseballs?
IntroductionIn its most basic form, baseball (or softball) is a simple sport. Catch and throw baseballs when playing defense. Grab a bat and try to hit a ball and run when playing offense.For the most part, that is how we start teaching kids how to play baseball at an early age.For parents who have never played baseball on the other hand, it … [Read more...] about How Do I Teach Baseball to My Child