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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The Necessary Evil

Cut  [kuht] – (verb) – to separate from the main body, or to abridge or shorten. But, when it comes to athletics, perhaps this is a better definition to use: Cutting  [kuht-ing] – (adjective) – wounding the feelings severely I think it’s important to point this fact out first: nobody likes the process of cuts.  Kids…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 3

In my first and second posts regarding sport specialization, I wrote more about the benefits of multiple sport participation than the detriments of specialization.  In today’s post, I want to direct coaches and parents towards data that speaks against specialization. Let me start with a quick recap about the type of specialization that I’m talking…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 2

Before I start with actual content today, I have to share this link first.  My wife and I are both Saturday Night Live nerds.  The cold opening Deflategate parody of A Few Good Men had me rolling.  Feel free to skip to the 3:35 mark where the good stuff begins. My intention this week was…
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One Sport Athletes

A recent chart has been circulating Twitter regarding Urban Meyer’s football recruits at Ohio State.  I pulled the picture from @ohiovarsity, but I’ve seen it in many places already.  At any rate, here it is: In my time as a multi-sport coach and AD at various sized schools, I’ve often heard kids who are dropping…
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