Weekend Tournaments are Ruining Youth Baseball Player DevelopmentThe tournament every weekend system is ruining player development. Simply put, the current “select” or “travel ball” environment fails at player…
Coaches are Ruining Young ArmsSelfish coaches chasing wins and trophies are putting young arms at risk as adolescents make up more than half of all Tommy John elbow surgeries in the…
003: My Oldest Son Turns 18 Today: What I Would Have Done DifferentlyIt seems like yesterday I was coaching him in 5 & 6 year old coach pitch! And now he’s an adult! Take my experiences and help shape the ones you still…
Over-Coaching Ruins the Fun Youth ExperienceBaseball is hard, and over-coaching by parents and coaches makes it even harder. If you over-coach, you could be pushing your son away from the game and…
Recreational leagues are dying and it's their own fault.
Part 1: Mike Steele Coaches Cleveland Indians and Son's Youth Team, Talks State of Youth BaseballCleveland Indians pitching coach Mike Steele gives his thoughts on the current state of youth baseball from a very unique (and qualified) position!
When Daddy Becomes Youth Baseball GMChasing wins and rings, coaches and parents treat youth baseball like it's a professional sport, acting as a General Manager to upgrade their teams, cut…
Are you trying to have the best 7 year old, or the best 17 year old?
Antiquated TSSAA robs high school pitcher of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
Often overlooked, but never missed by opponents, coaches, & recruiters
I’ve coached youth baseball for a long time, and without exception the most advanced players between ages 6 and 9 are the ones take the most reps.
Part 2: Mike Steele Coaches Cleveland Indians and Son's Youth Team, Talks State of Youth BaseballCleveland Indians pitching coach Mike Steele gives his thoughts on the current state of youth baseball - part two!