2023 Baseball Conference Calendar

Baseball has a lot of great conferences throughout the year with the ABCA leading off annually in January and MLB’s Winter Meetings closing out the year. Some dates haven’t been announced this year in the year, so at times I’ve used 2022 timeframes. I’ll make updates as I learn more Please let me know ifContinue reading “2023 Baseball Conference Calendar”

Baseball Arm Injury Overview

Arm injuries are the most common issue in major league baseball accounting for 40% of incidents and over 50% of days on the injured list IL) from 1998-2015. Elbow and shoulder issues are split fairly evenly over the period studied, but elbow problems have become more frequent recently. Elbow, shoulder and upper leg injuries leadContinue reading “Baseball Arm Injury Overview”

USA Baseball Regional NTIS Tryout

The 2022 USA Baseball regional NTIS events took place recently throughout in order to name the regional teams for the Champions Cup. The event consisted of metrics testing including a 30 yard time, pull down velocity, catcher pop time and 5-10-5 time. In addition to metrics, infield and outfield defense was rating through plays inContinue reading “USA Baseball Regional NTIS Tryout”

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is home to the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros spring training facilities in Florida. The main field beautiful with seating for 7,700 fans. It also has five other fields on the Nationals side and five on the Astros side. As well as coverage batting cages, pitchers mounds and aContinue reading “The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches”

How Hard Do 15 Year Old Pitchers Throw?

The average 15 year old pitcher (generally a rising high school sophomore) throws a baseball with a top velocity of 78 mph. ~70% fall in a 73 mph to 83 mph range for maximum velocity. Average velocity is three or so miles per hour below this, which would put an average pitch at 75 mph.Continue reading “How Hard Do 15 Year Old Pitchers Throw?”

Baseball UCL Surgery and Recovery

What does baseball UCL surgery look like and what is the UCL surgery recovery process? ASMI has a great Masterclass on ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) surgery, rehab and post-operative biomechanics featuring top surgeons, physical therapists and researchers. If your child is at risk for an arm injury, which is pretty much every baseball pitchers, thisContinue reading “Baseball UCL Surgery and Recovery”

Tony Robichaux – The Important Things

Tony Robichaux’s speech on The Important Things is worth listening to for his passion for his players and his love for God. It ends with his hurdles in life that prevent success, which are listed below. Sin Temptation Addiction Discouragement Rejection Critics Fear Failure Courage Change Convenience You Significance After a long coaching career atContinue reading “Tony Robichaux – The Important Things”