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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at second and third, Coach Alameda called a curveball. I felt slightly hesitant. There was this inherent feeling that a curveball wasn’t the pitch I should […]

Important Bat Usage Update!

Athletx Sports Group, a leading youth baseball media and events company, which includes Baseball Youth, Game Day USA and the Youth Baseball Nationals, announces it will allow the previously approved 2018 DeMarini CF Zen CBZ 2 ¾” (-10) bat, which was recently provisionally suspended by USSSA, within upcoming events and competition. Athletx released a statement […]

Triton becomes the official uniform supplier for Baseball Youth

Triton becomes the official uniform supplier for Baseball Youth Baseball Youth and Triton have reached an agreement for the latter to become the official uniform supplier for Baseball Youth All-American games throughout the year. Triton, supplier to some of the country’s top travel ball teams, will provide two customized, high-quality jerseys to each player, as well […]

Diamond Kinetics Partners With Athletx Sports Group

Diamond Kinetics Partners With Athletx Sports Group As Exclusive Motion Technology Provider For Events & Showcases Athletx Sports Group, the nation’s fastest growing baseball and softball event and media brand, will partner with baseball and softball technology innovator and leader Diamond Kinetics to bring powerful, fun, and intuitive technology experiences to players at Athletx events […]

DivLevel – Travel Baseball’s National Team Classification System

In the interest of supporting a level playing field, Baseball Youth has established the DivLevel team self-classification system for travel teams throughout the country. Comprised of three clearly defined divisions, DivLevel is designed to clarify the often-confusing terminology associated with classifying travel teams. In addition, DivLevel will serve as the basis for Baseball Youth’s team ranking system, […]

Minor League Baseball and Baseball Youth partner to bring you the best of the game

Minor League Baseball & Baseball Youth Partner for Next-Generation Fan Growth MiLB aims to connect with young, avid baseball fans across the nation ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Minor League Baseball® (MiLB™) today announced Baseball Youth® as a League Partner for the 2018 season. Baseball Youth is the nation’s largest youth baseball network, and was founded […]

Inside MLB Tonight

A behind-the-scenes look at MLB Network’s flagship program with host Greg Amsinger and analyst Dan Plesac The phrase “inside baseball” has become ubiquitous, used to describe highly technical or esoteric aspects of how a thing works, whether that thing is an iPad, a combustion engine or a doorknob. For us, however, the phrase is particularly […]

Q&A with the Founder of Warstic

New Kids in the Box – Q&A with the Founder of Warstic By Eric Kaufman If you haven’t heard of WARSTIC, the newest entry into the bat market, you will. Founder Ben Jenkins describes his company’s Major League roster as a “small, cool club,” a phrase which could just as easily apply to those who […]

Player Spotlight: Luke Terry – One-Armed Catcher

Luke Terry, One-Armed Catcher If you had to play baseball with one arm, could you do it?  Sure, we work on one-handed drills off the tee and soft toss for strength building, but if that was how you had to play the game, could you do it? I’d like to say I could, but I’m not […]

Player Spotlight: Keenan Briggs – One-Armed Home Run Hitter

KEENAN BRIGGS – ONE-ARMED HOME RUN HITTER The phrase “hit a homerun” is commonly used in sports, business and life to describe tremendous accomplishments worthy of praise. The feeling one has when he or she puts the mechanics together to square up a bat that drives a ball over a fence is one of excitement, relief, […]

Baseball Youth All-American Games – Florida

Huge turnout for the Winter All-American Games! Nearly 400 stand-outs put on a show at Baseball Youth All-American Games in Seminole County, Florida to close out 2017 in style. Opening ceremonies were held at Stetson University’s Melching Field at Conrad Park where two fresh new sharply-designed jerseys were handed to every player out thanks to […]

2 Nations, 1 Pastime

By Eric Kaufman In 1962, during the height of the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy imposed a trade embargo on Cuba, effectively severing all diplomatic ties and instituting strict trade and travel restrictions between the two nations. For over 50 years those restrictions remained in place until, in 2016, President Obama agreed to ease […]

Inside College Recruiting

Early recruiting is a hot topic in the college baseball community these days, as dozens of players each year are making verbal commitments to college baseball programs before they ever play a game in their high school career. Coaches who speak publicly sound increasingly weary of feeling compelled to evaluate and woo young players, some […]

Joys of Playing Travel Ball

The phone rings with a piercing sound that only a wake-up call at 5:30 AM on a Saturday can make. You’ve got to be at the ballpark by 7:00 AM, and in the meantime you need to get everyone else up, feed them, shower, get dressed and leave by 6:45 AM.  Your games are at […]

Instructional: The Leg Lift

Are you wondering if your son should be using a leg lift? with Clint McGill It is enticing, right?  Many of today’s big leaguers such as Mike Trout and Jose Altuve utilize a big leg lift to generate incredible amounts of power. Even Justin Turner, Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista have all turned themselves from […]

The Staying Power of Baseball!

From the Founder: The Staying Power of Baseball! with Scott Hacker – Founder of Baseball Youth The history of baseball in our nation stretches all the way back to the late 1700s, long before Facebook became our news feed, the iPhone became our personal computer and before anyone could have imagined two muscle-bound mega-sluggers like […]

Keep Talking

Twenty-five years ago we witnessed the ladies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) come to life on the big screen in “A League of Their Own.” We marveled at their skill during a time when the country was at war. Baseball was the rocket ship that transported the public to a wondrous place […]

The Flyin’ Hawaiians

Our 50th state, known to many for its beaches, volcanoes and world-class surfing, wants you to know that it takes its baseball seriously – and it has the hardware to back it up. With two Little League World Series titles (2005, 2008) and one runner-up (2010), the Aloha State takes a backseat to no one […]

Top 10 Ways to Save Money in Travel Ball

Top 10 Ways to Save Money in Travel Ball Pack food & drinks for the entire day/weekend Buying an 8-pack of Gatorades is a lot less expensive at the grocery store than the concession stand. Stock up on all the snacks and drinks you’ll need for the weekend prior to leaving and you’ll see a […]

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Shaking Pitches: A Growth Mindset for Pitchers and Coaches

Shaking Pitches: A Lesson Learned We were playing a tight game against Carolina, our toughest ACC foe, during my freshman year. Ahead by a run or two with runners at second and third, Coach Alameda called a curveball. I felt slightly hesitant. There was this inherent feeling that a curveball wasn’t the pitch I should […]

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