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Evidence that Lacrosse Really is a Rich Kid’s Sport- InfoGraphic

As the following infographic clearly shows, lacrosse is still an elite sport played mostly by higher income families. In data collected from 2013, 48% of players come from families earning over $75,000/year. The second infographic shows that few lacrosse players come from households earning less than $25,000.

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“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

 OK, so maybe Tom Hanks’ character didn’t really say this in “League of Their Own”, but he would’ve been right if he had. The post game handshake. Symbolic of good sportsmanship and the understanding that it was only a game. Throughout youth sports, we teach our players that at the end of the game, we [...]

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Creating Rotations to Maximize Reps and Touches in Baseball and Softball

Creating Rotations to Maximize Reps and Touches in Baseball and Softball

Here are some great variations to maximize practice time when teaching various defensive fundamentals. Instead of one coach hitting balls to all 9 players (imagine the inefficiency of this) utilize several coaches and various parts of the field to maximize touches and reps. Just IF Only Each Rotation should be between 5-8 minutes Rotation 1 [...]

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Why are Baseball Games Getting Longer?

Why are Baseball Games Getting Longer?

What has happened to the game of baseball lately? The games are getting longer and parent’s patience are getting shorter. Why do the youth games take so much longer to play? Why are games lasting well over 2 1/2 hours for a 7 inning game? Are the strike zones suddenly smaller so there are more [...]

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Can you help me teach my kid to hit the baseball?

Coach, my five year old is getting ready for his first organized baseball action. Can you help me teach him to hit? J.R., Owings Mills, MD The first place to start is with Tee work. If you are going to buy one, find a Batting Tee that can be adjusted for height. If you are [...]

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