Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

#1 Are You Really Helping Them By Yelling? (Click title to go to blog post)
Imagine that you are in the most stressful situation that you could possibly be in with all of your family and friends watching. Imagine that you are asked to do something that is so physically difficult that most people fail three times more often than they succeed. Then imagine that the people that you respect and admire the most in the world are screaming at the top of their lungs at you while you are trying to do this difficult task. Sound Tough? Well,... welcome to the world of youth baseball.

#2 The Miserable Car Ride Home(Click title to go to blog post)
The results of a thirty year survey given to collegiate athletes may surprise you. When asked, "What was the worst thing about playing your sport as a kid?" The overwhelming answer from these athletes was..."The car ride home with my parents." OUCH!

#3 The Coach is Always Right?(Click title to go to blog post)
One of the greatest lessons that my parents taught me, was that my teachers and coaches are always right...even when they are wrong.

#4 When in doubt...try wiffle ball(Click title to go to blog post)
A question that I frequently get from parents: "What is the most important thing I can do to help my child get better?"

#5 Perpetual Optimism(Click title to go to blog post)
Every once in a while, you find a group that almost seems to stand up taller and straighter when things get tougher...


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