YBE 037: Dissecting The Arm with Jeff Passan

YBE 037: Dissecting The Arm with Jeff Passan

Jeff Passan, author of the New York Times-bestselling book The Arm, talks about pitching gurus and more about arm health. This is part 2 of a two-part interview series with Jeff on the podcast. Part 1 is here if you missed it. Plus, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv...
YBE 036: De-escalating The Arm Race with Jeff Passan

YBE 036: De-escalating The Arm Race with Jeff Passan

Jeff Passan, author of the New York Times-bestselling book The Arm, talks about overuse arm injuries among youth baseball players, Perfect Game's role in that, and more. This is part 1 of a two-part interview series with Jeff on the podcast. In this 36-minute episode,...
YBE 035: Embracing Each Child with Fernando Arenado

YBE 035: Embracing Each Child with Fernando Arenado

Fernando Arenado, father of Rockies All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, discusses Nolan's path to the bigs, how it's different from Nolan's siblings Cousy and Jonah, and how he embraced each child's paths. Plus, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Question...
YBE 034: How To Do Long Toss with Alan Jaeger

YBE 034: How To Do Long Toss with Alan Jaeger

Alan Jaeger of Jaeger Sports—and the most well-known advocate of long toss—explains how to do long toss properly, including pulldowns, progressions and differences between 8-12 year olds and high schoolers. He also addresses long toss detractors, plus much more.. This...
YBE 033: The Value Of Long Toss with Alan Jaeger

YBE 033: The Value Of Long Toss with Alan Jaeger

Alan Jaeger, the most well-known advocate of long toss, discusses the value of long toss and proper arm conditioning. This is part 1 of a two-part series with Alan. Part 2 is here. Plus, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers our Question Of The Week about what to...
YBE 032: Commanding the Huddle with Michael Port

YBE 032: Commanding the Huddle with Michael Port

Michael Port, author of the best-selling book Steal The Show, discusses how youth baseball coaches can communicate better and command the huddle with their players. In this 32-minute episode, you'll learn: why learning and understanding communication skills in youth...
YBE 028: The Art Of Smarter Baserunning

YBE 028: The Art Of Smarter Baserunning

I wrap up my two-part series on important baserunning fundamentals for youth baseball players to make them smarter baserunners. Smarter baserunning makes them more complete ballplayers. Yet coaches at the younger levels are routinely chastised for teaching kids...
YBE 027: The Case For Smart Baserunning

YBE 027: The Case For Smart Baserunning

If you currently coach tee-ball and coach pitch kids—or if you remember when your kids were in those younger leagues—what is the philosophy about baserunning in your youth baseball league? Station-to-station? Or run aggressively? And what does "aggressively" mean...
YBE 026: High-Level Throwing with Austin Wasserman

YBE 026: High-Level Throwing with Austin Wasserman

Austin Wasserman of AB Athletics and WassermanStrength.com describes high-level throwing and how to teach it to your youth baseball players. Most errors in youth baseball are throwing-related. Is it possible what we currently know about how to teach it is wrong? Plus,...
YBE 025: Coaching Travel 101 with Ron Filipkowski

YBE 025: Coaching Travel 101 with Ron Filipkowski

Ron Filipkowski, one of the most successful travel coaches, explains how to start and run a successful youth travel baseball team. In this 54-minute episode, you'll learn: why be a travelball coach over a rec league coach the benefits to kids in being on a travel team...
YBE 024: The Elite Swing with Matt Lisle

YBE 024: The Elite Swing with Matt Lisle

Matt Lisle, head softball coach at Menlo College, explains what the elite (or high-level) swing is and gives some practical tips on how to teach it. Matt also describes what the elite swing is not and discusses other hitting topics. Plus, Justin Stone of...
YBE 021: Nurturing The Love Of The Game

YBE 021: Nurturing The Love Of The Game

In this second episode of our two-part miniseries on Walking Away, I explore four ways to nurture the love of the game in youth baseball players and help reduce the odds they will quit baseball. Plus, I have two short interviews with coaches Al Ainsworth and Kyle...
YBE 009: Turning Around A Dying Program with Joe Perona

YBE 009: Turning Around A Dying Program with Joe Perona

Joe Perona grew an obscure local park program that even his son's friends didn't want to join into two-time state champions. On this session of the Youth Baseball Edge podcast, Joe describes his blueprint for building a powerhouse program from scratch. Note: this...

YBE 006: Indoor Training with Jim Price

Jim Price, owner of BASH, Chicago's most well-known indoor baseball training facility, drops tips on how to best utilize indoor baseball facilities and do indoor training for baseball. While Jim references BASH-specific amenities a couple times, most of Jim's tips can...
YBE 001: Welcome to the Youth Baseball Edge Podcast

YBE 001: Welcome to the Youth Baseball Edge Podcast

Welcome to the first-ever session of the Youth Baseball Edge podcast. It seemed like this day would never come. But it's finally here, and I want to thank all of you amazing people who so strongly supported the podcast launch. This first episode is a little different...