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Hi Baseball All Stars Season 'Swing It! Vol.123
June 12, 2014

All Star Season Ready or Not: My Player Development Model

Here we are at All-Star season already. Leagues stop the season prematurely in order to get the summer play-offs under way.

I watched some local youth baseball leagues spend several nights evaluating players as young as 8 and 9 years old. It was tryout mode all over again. One player batting and 30 players shagging.

Baseball Parents watching nervously on the side lines wondering if they were going to be a part of the parade to Williamsport of wherever the national play-offs take them. Or if they were going to get the news that their little players was not good enough to get picked for the team.

All Stars season is a really ugly part of the youth baseball world. Not too much good comes from it. And nobody has the nerve to stop it and try something better. I have my own ideas how to make it better and it is player development minded of course.

Summer Baseball Camp Time: Should We Go or Not?

You might be going over your player's options and choices for summer baseball camp. Should we sign up or not. Is it worth the money or not? Will my kids get any better?

Check out my article on deciding on signing up for camp.

My Camp in Summerville, SC

Latest News at Coach and Play Baseball

The Ride Home

What is the Ideal Youth Baseball Concept?

What Happened to Sandlot Ball?

Super Simple Guide Hard Copy is Here

Player Development is the Winning Model

Dynamic 101 Page Binder with 3 Audio Cds

Before you learn the baseball stuff you should really know how to build a coaching approach and style.

Here is the workbook and audio CDs that will help build your foundation to manage your ballclub.

I often use the measuring stick by seeing how many of your ballplayers return to play the next year. Are you helping kids to get better, enjoy the game, and build on the experiences of being a good teammate?

Are you attracting players to baseball or driving them out? Are you a magnet to players or a repellent?

Use this guidebook and audio CDs to study the best practices for successful youth coaches and parents.

Super Simple Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball with 3 Audio CDs.

Baseball Impossible Player Development

MakeOver 6 DVD Set

Virtual Coaching Clinics & Lessons

One project I am working on this summer is virtual baseball coaching clinics. I am putting lessons together and will offer to baseball coaches across the country.

Coaches and parents will be able join me online and participate in group sessions. Topics will be on various aspects of coaching and playing baseball and my player development system.

Private baseball lessons will be available soon too using Face Time. We can schedule a time to meet and conduct hitting, pitching, fielding and throwing lessons anywhere in the world.

Contact me anytime about anything.

Coaching Certification: Are We Ready to Certify Everyone?

If you have not had a chance:

Please take the survey from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) to give us your input on your thoughts about coaching certification.

American Baseball Coaches Association Survey


Dave Holt ABCA certification committee

Charleston, SC

Are You Ready for another season? New rookie coach? Veteran but need some new tricks? Baseball parent? Brush up with all four of my guidebooks for baseball coaches, players and parents.

Baseball Clinic Guidebooks for Sports Parents

Special Bundle Deal for all 4-eBooks

June 2014 Vol. 123 Additional Topics

Videos Coaching Baseball

Revolutionize Baseball Coaching - 3 DVD Set NOW HERE!

Our current player development system does not work nearly as well as it should.

Why? Too much emphasis on winning and not enough focus on training baseball players.

The 3-DVD's videos will give you and your entire youth baseball league a real live on-camera system to follow in order to properly approach youth baseball with the greatest return on investment.

JUST RELEASED 3-DVD Set Volume Series on How to Revolutionize Coaching Youth Baseball

A Virtual COACHING CLINIC on your own TV or DVD Player

DVD Video Topics in Brand New Player Development Series

Comments? Ideas, Feedback?

I’d love to hear form you . Just reply to this zine and tell what you think! I’m here to help where I can!

When you have a minute and want to know more check out my INFORMATIVE fabulous baseball coaching books...

Super Simple Guide to Coaching Youth Baseball
You Go As Far as Your Bat Takes You
Develop an Endless Supply of Pitchers

Until next time, Thanks for your service to Baseball!

Dave Holt
Baseball Development
Charleston, SC Coach & Play Baseball Home Page

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