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Player Development
How to Make it Happen

my unique baseball player development system

My player development system for youth baseball is very unique and very foreign to the traditionalist.

See, I want to develop baseball players. The traditionalist wants to develop ball players but is not really sure how to do it.

I want to see my players try to play the game well. The traditionalist wants to come in first place and doesn’t care how it is done.


Devastating Results
Current Player Development

Most volunteer adult baseball coaches run the teams like a miniature major league team. Why? Because nobody has shown them another baseball system other than the major league model.

What do we expect the amateur baseball coach, the league administrators, board of directors, recreation leaders and the baseball parents to do? Revert back to what they know—and that is a win-at-all-costs major league baseball approach.

Unless someone has shown the adults the right way to develop players the folks are naturally going to gravitate to the only system they know.


The Easiest Way to Coach Baseball
You Don't Have to Teach

It is way easier to coach baseball with the current  win-at-all-costs approach. You don’t worry about developing players, teaching fundamentals, helping kids hit and throw better.

You don’t concern yourself with developing the proper amount of pitchers. No, you just pitch the same pitchers all the time.

You don’t worry about making sure your hitters are using the professional baseball approach to developing hitters. No, you want the kids to get walks and never swing at bad pitches (an automatic recipe for a quick exit from baseball).

Yes, baseball coaches that teach, instruct, help kids learn the game is very difficult. Most cannot even begin to coach the right stuff that helps kids improve their throwing and hitting.

It is not the coaches fault—they just don’t know how to help kids. What happens is the adults stop developing and teaching and go right to the major league win-at-all-costs approach. The easy way out.

To learn more on the what is in the best interests of kids playing baseball take a look at these items.


Professional Baseball Model
of Player Development
Creating a Player Development Machine

In case you did not know it major league baseball teams have at least five or more minor league baseball teams stocked with young baseball talent. Baseball expert coaches, trainers, strength and conditioning staff are hired for each team.

Roving instructors travel from team to team specializing in areas like catchers, infielders, base running and outfielders. Why do major leagues teams pay for all these professional coaches and staff to develop their players? Because it works.

Winning is important in the minor leagues but developing players that can survive and keep playing takes priority. Making sure players have an atmosphere to improve and get better is the top goal. 

Playing the game well is something to strive for. Building your local baseball organization into a player development machine where kids can play the game well is available to you now. 


Local Minor League

Player Development System

Survival of the Fittest


Preparing young ball players with the correct style and techniques to hit and throw at the bigger field distances at age 13 & 14 year olds is paramount and essential.

Without the strong baseball fundamental foundation started at the all the 12u age levels it will be difficult if not impossible to survive in baseball through the treacherous early teenage years.

We know that 3 out of 4 players drop out of baseball by age 14. The odds are against us. I just want to lessen the odds and build more fundamentally sound baseball players that might be able to grind through the extreme difficulties of the over 12 year old baseball era.

Unfortunately the large majority of these players are walking the plank that will end their careers prematurely because they simply will not develop strong enough hitting and throwing skills to garner playing time in the years to come.


My Job In Player Development
How to Keep Kids in the Game

baseball player development is a coaches job

My job as a minor league baseball manager for 14 years from 1984-1997 was to train baseball players to help them be in position to move up to a higher league.

Our job as minor league baseball coaching staff was to supply our major league baseball team with major league caliber players if a need arose. We had to have a quality player or pitcher ready to step in and help the Boston Red Sox when ever the phone rang.

This was a constant process beginning with rookies out of high school or college baseball all the way to established AAA players who were well seasoned. Often players stayed in the minor league player development system for 5 years or more.


How to Fix Youth Baseball
Broken Player Development System

Our youth baseball development systems surely do not have professional experts hired to train ball players. What we do have are volunteer dads.

How are we going to improve youth baseball?

First step is to Educate the coaches, parents and league officials first. We need all the adults to buy in to what is best for kids playing baseball.

To learn more about how winning is insignificant and irrelevant to developing baseball players from age 14 & under go to these additional resources.


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Skip- Came across your books & videos 2 years ago at the end of the season.

I implemented your techniques the next season and can't thank you enough. The kids love practice, we accomplish a lot, and most importantly they all develop throughout the season. I don't worry much if we win or lose just as long as we try and they get better.

My pitchers only throw fastballs and a change up and we do just fine. If the other team hits the ball, great it gives the defense an opportunity to make a play.

I never coach from the box, I just encourage them to hit. And they all know the have the green light on 3-0. The best thing I can do for them is make them better hitters and the only way is to hit! By the way my kids are Junior Little league ages 13-14. Zach, Stockton, CA...


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See What Others Say

Take a Peek In the Book

Skip- Came across your books & videos 2 years ago at the end of the season.

I implemented your techniques the next season and can't thank you enough. The kids love practice, we accomplish a lot, and most importantly they all develop throughout the season. I don't worry much if we win or lose just as long as we try and they get better.

My pitchers only throw fastballs and a change up and we do just fine. If the other team hits the ball, great it gives the defense an opportunity to make a play.

I never coach from the box, I just encourage them to hit. And they all know the have the green light on 3-0. The best thing I can do for them is make them better hitters and the only way is to hit! By the way my kids are Junior Little league ages 13-14. Zach, Stockton, CA...


Click Here to Go To Page

Plus I'll send you my '38 Point Hitting Cheat Sheet'. I send out my newsletter about once per month. I might send you some additional items at times to keep you informed on new stuff that can help 'Build Your Culture of Player Development'

Get Past the MYTHs

The Best Hitters Play the Most (and Have the Most FUN!)

Discover every strategy and secret I’ve learned from years of coaching, playing, managing and player development in pro ball to T-ball levels..

There are hundreds of tips you can use to make a magnificent difference in your success as a youth baseball and high school baseball coach..


Quick Look Inside

"My eBooks share my player development strategies to help youth ballplayers reach high school ball and maybe beyond."

Testimonials

A Never Ending Supply
of Pitchers

The key secret to consistently year after year have a steady stream of

quality pitching arms.