Pitch Counts, Tommy John, And America’s Pastime

With the NBA and NHL playoffs nearing their championships, it’s the time of year for baseball to take center stage.  While our high school seasons are wrapping up across the country (except for Iowa who I personally think does high school baseball correctly), we turn our attention to Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth, American Legion, and…
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More On Youth Sports

A couple months ago, I came across this blog post detailing what former MLB outfielder Mark Kotsay believes is important in leading a youth baseball team.   (If you don’t know who Mark Kotsay is, Wikipedia has you covered here.)  Kotsay’s suggestions are baseball specific because that’s naturally what people will ask him about, but his…
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Better Coaching Techniques For Better Coaches

My first real coaching job when I was fresh from the factory was in Hillsboro, ND, as an assistant football, basketball, and baseball coach for the high school teams.  In my role as an assistant basketball coach, I had the opportunity to work under Elliot Rotvold, who is still the head boys’ basketball coach for…
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Cutting Still Isn’t Fun

I went on a week long vacation with my family over the Easter break.  The end of March is usually a decent time for me to get out of the office since we’re getting closer to closing the book on all winter sports paperwork, and North Dakota weather usually doesn’t allow spring sports to be…
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Wisdom From The Onion

During my time as a teacher, I taught English.  Being an English teacher brings with it some almost universally shared qualities: (1) We believe that we are smarter than teachers of any other subjects; (2) We overuse sarcasm; (3) We love a good pun; and (4) We believe in the power of satire.  As someone…
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