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Hi Why YouTube Coaching Won't Work 'Swing It! Vol.126
September 18, 2014

Why YouTube Coaching Won't Work

I have to give baseball coaches credit for at least trying to educate themselves and better their baseball coaching knowledge and techniques.

Going to YouTube to look for the latest fad drills and the next best baseball practice plan is not all bad. Shoot, I even have my own YouTube channel with baseball advice.

And, there is a myriad of stuff out there besides mine. Some probably okay, some good and some not so good.

After observing some youth baseball practices the last few weeks as our local fall leagues start up, I think we have set a record for those little mini neon cones.

I have seen more cones the last few weeks to make me figure out it must be the latest YouTube trend for baseball practice. Either that or we are trying to imitate youth soccer since they are big into cones.

I just don’t see neon cones all over the place as helping develop ballplayers. But it sure makes the baseball parents look at you and say, ‘Wow honey, look at all those cones—this coach must really know what they are doing.”

You really can’t trick people forever. The proof of your efforts is in the amount of kids that can still play baseball decently and skillfully at age 14--An extremely difficult task even when you know what you are doing.

I am partial about my own coaching stuff and I know my coaching stuff is not free like from YouTube. I do think you will get your bang for your buck.

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$430,844 Salary for Little League CEO

As reported in August, Steve Keener, the CEO of Little League Baseball, makes almost half a million dollars in annual salary.

He is one of seven other employees that make six-figure salaries. Little League continues to profit off 11-12 year children with a 76 million dollar TV deal with ESPN.

With $80 million in assets and nearly $25 million in revenue, every August LL baseball “parades out a fresh batch of kids hoping to captivate the country,”

And you are kidding yourself if you think Little League baseball is trying to develop ballplayers.

The LL baseball model is poorly designed and falls way short when it comes to player development.

Cleary, LL baseball is out to make money at the expense of kids, volunteers and families across the country and around the world. And it looks like they are really good at it.

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One project I am working on this fall 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.

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Contact me anytime about anything.

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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!

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Until next time, Thanks for your service to Baseball!

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

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