Is Your Kid the Big Kid?

Every time we go to a tournament we see at least one kid who looks way older than all of the others. Then the jokes start coming…”I just saw that kid parking his car”, or “He has a mustache.” You know the kid I’m talking about. The one who’s as …

6 Great Pre-Game Breakfasts

One of my constant sources of worry is that my kids aren’t getting the right food. With our busy schedules, it’s really hard to get them the recommended, balanced meals that doctors and nutrition experts say you should be feeding them.     But one of the most important meals …

10 Awesome Easy Baseball Party Ideas

Baseball fans will love these great ideas for ways to incorporate baseball into a birthday party, team party, baby shower, or other party. When I was looking for these ideas, I made sure to find things that are easy to do, inexpensive, and that you could make yourself. Baseball Diamond …

My Son Might Quit Playing Baseball

Recently, my eldest son who is a sophomore in high school, was dealing with a back injury and missed the last half of the 2017 spring season. After several weeks of physical therapy at a clinic and exercises at home, he finally recovered and was able to play in the last …

Experts are Warning of More Injuries in Youth Baseball

  Playoffs, championships, All Stars, and travel season are here and that means more and more competition and playing time for youth baseball players. Sometimes kids can become overworked which can lead to injuries.   According to a recent report from ABC News, over the last few years there has …

Girls Love Baseball Too

Recently I was surfing around on Twitter finding people to follow who had baseball in their bios. There was something I kept seeing over and over again. It was women whose dads had gotten them hooked on baseball. I don’t know why, but I thought I was the only one. …

Baseball Parenting Can Affect Your Relationship

Most couples have different parenting styles and that’s completely normal. But sometimes those differences make us contradict each other’s decisions and actions, which can lead to conflicts and arguments.   There is always one parent who is a little tougher than the other and doles out more of the discipline. That’s …

Some Words About Leadership from My Son

I found this paper that my son wrote about leadership when he was 12 and I thought I would share it here. His travel ball coach had asked the players to write a one page essay about a quality that is important for baseball, and this was what he came …

Encourage Your Child to Be a Mentor

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. ~ Unknown   It’s really great to see young players looking up to and admiring the older kids at the baseball fields. It’s also very rewarding to see your older kids setting …

10 Types of Sports Dads You Don’t Want to Be

In the crazy world of kids’ sports there are bound to be many interesting personalities. Some of these personalities are great and some of them can make their kids cringe with embarrassment. Don’t get caught being one of these Dads.   #1 Yelling Dad We’ve all heard this one loud and …