COACHING TIPS: Do You Cut Upper Classmen to Build with Younger Players?

COACHING TIPS: Do You Cut Upper Classmen to Build with Younger Players?

PITCH COUNTS: Brand New Pitch Limits Start This Spring All Over the Country: Be Forewarned!

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON By Steve Kallas In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »

LEGAL CONCERNS: Residency Rules in School Districts Need to be Crystal Clear + MORE

What in the world is going on with the Wayne Hills HS football program over in NJ? For those of you in NJ who already follow HS football, chances are you already know the story. But for everyone else, let me see if I can summarize this briefly. The Wayne Hills football team — which is a large .... More »

10 Ways to Be a Man of Integrity + MORE

  In the 1925, U.S. Open famed golfer Bobby Jones pulled a one iron out of his bag and addressed the ball. As he set up to hit out of the rough grass, his ball moved ever so slightly, a motion that calls for a stroke penalty. He was the only one who saw it; and yet, he called the penalty on him.... More »
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4 Ways Children Learn the Art of Giving

Guest Post by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD Is there an “art of giving?” I believe there is. Much like the creative inspiration that flows through paint brushes and poetry, giving is an individual expression of caring for someone or something beyond ourselves. Most of us learn the art of giv.... More »
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SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Two Cases of Special Needs Athletes — Two Very Different Outcomes + MORE

A Tale of Two Cities: Special Needs Athletes and the High School Varsity By Doug Abrams   “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, . . . it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.” — Charles Dickens,.... More »
Here’s a coaching dilemma that I have heard about many, many times in recent years.
In short, as a HS coach, do you deliberately cut junior or senior players – players who admittedly are only marginal players but were good enough to make your team – in order to make room for some potentially talented freshmen players?
There was a time in which HS coaches rarely, if ever, allowed a freshman to make a varsity squad, even if they were amazingly talented…

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