Elite vs. Average

    This is the “busy season”  at DBI – my favorite time of year.  I love to talk to players and parents about how the season went and what they want to work on in the off season. Young athletes go through stages of physical and mental growth over the course of a season.… Read More »

How Do You Keep Players Playing?

Players have many options when it comes to playing baseball.  There are town teams, travel teams, and “elite” showcase teams from which to choose.  As coaches it is important to understand that kids are curious and parents, who are trying to find the best for their child, are apt to make a switch from a… Read More »

Are Videos Important to Your Recruiting?

Recruiting is not an exact science.  I’m sure if you could interview most college coaches they will each have a story of the kid “that got away” or “they completely missed on.”  It is not something for the weak minded or feint of heart, this recruiting thing.  The people with the most energy, persistence, and… Read More »

Lessons From Many Trips to the Mound

Velocity, power, speed, strength. Those are words that pitcher’s would love to hear in a description of their pitching skills. Obviously we all want to blow a fastball by a hitter at will and when we do it is an empowering feeling. Velocity, power, speed, strength. Those are words that HITTERS also love to hear… Read More »

No Deadlines To Greatness

  Parents have asked me many questions over the years regarding the struggles of their sons or daughters in an effort to gain solace about sports and its effect on their child. They ask if it is the coach, umpire, fielders, or something else blocking the path to athletic success. Some conversations are more intense… Read More »

Getting Prepared for Next Spring

We live in a completely different world of youth sports than decades ago. I am probably older than most parents who will be reading this so if you parents talk to your own mom or dad you will find that the baby boomer generation played the sport of the season – period. If a football… Read More »