Playing time is the single biggest friction point in youth sports. In today's society of instant gratification, parents want to see their player on the field, in the big moment, at the right position - with a shot to do something special. The opportunity to emulate their professional heroes.
Professional baseball scouts evaluate players on a 20-80 scale on the 5 tools of baseball - hit, hit for power, throw, run and field. When MLB evaluators give a player a rating, it is based on how that particular player's tools compare to current MLB players.
So no club ball in the winter - will I fall behind? The answer is an absolute NO - if you take the time to develop your tools. Leverage the quantifiable measurements in The 5 Tools of Baseball Can Be Trained and take a baseline measurement. From there develop a training plan.
Little League Baseball was established in 1939 by Carl Stotz in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Today, the organization boasts millions of participants and more than one million adult volunteers. Little League has chapters in every state and over 80 countries.
Last night at The Clubhouse, I walked out to Sudsy Field and the 13U Crush was all by themselves practicing bunt defenses. No coach in sight and the 13U Crush was going through bunt sequences, running plays, self correcting mistakes and getting better.
The Hard 90 culture and curriculum is working. Each play has an obje...
In business culture today, grit is touted as one of the ultimate predictors of success. In fact, Angela Duckworth wrote a New York Times Bestseller - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance on the topic of grit and how it is often a predictor of success.
So if grit is so important to success in life - how do we inst...