Tom Zobrist, father of Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist, talks about how he raised Ben and how Ben got to the Major Leagues. Show notes
Welcome to the Youth Baseball Edge podcast
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Larry Owens of Bellarmine University reveals the dark side of travel baseball. Plus Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the “Ask Justin” Question Of The Week about exit speed. Show notes
Xan Barksdale concludes his master class on how to teach catching (the catcher position) to youth baseball players. This is Part 2 in a two-part interview series with Xan. Plus Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Ask Justin Question Of The Week about hitting the outside pitch. Show notes
Xan Barksdale breaks down how to teach catching (in the catcher position) to youth baseball players. This is Part 1 in a two-part interview series with Xan. Show notes
Travis Kerber of Elite Baseball Training concludes his master class for youth baseball coaches and parents on how to teach kids how to pitch in part 2 of a two-part interview. Also, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv goes deep in our “Ask Justin” Question Of The Week about the value of choking up on the bat. Show notes
Travis Kerber of Elite Baseball Training gives a master class for youth baseball coaches and parents on how to teach kids how to pitch in Part 1 of a two-part interview. Show notes
Chris O’Leary shares how to do video analysis of your youth players’ pitching and hitting mechanics, with particular emphasis on healthy pitching deliveries. Plus Justin Stone answers a question about specialization in our “Ask Justin” Question Of The Week. Show notes
Joe Perona describes his blueprint for turning around a dying program (that even his son’s friends didn’t want to join) into a two-time state champion that kids are now clamoring to join. Show notes
John T. Reed shares his unique, contrarian—and sometimes controversial—youth baseball strategies. Plus Justin Stone answers a question about the ideal practice for our “Ask Justin” Question Of The Week. Show notes
Kyle Nelson of Cornerstone Coaching Academy shares his offseason strength & conditioning program for youth baseball, particularly high school players. Plus, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers his first “Ask Justin” Question Of The Week about how a 9-year-old hitter should be taught to swing. Show notes
Jim Price, owner of Chicago’s most well-known indoor baseball training facility, gives tips on how to maximize indoor baseball training.Show notes
Jim Cromer, the host of the Youth Baseball Talk Powered By Baseball Youth podcast, sits down to chat in a wide-ranging interview, including his assessment of the state of youth baseball today. Show notes
In this episode, I chat with Sam Miller, the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, one of the most widely respected sabermetric web sites, to tackle the subject of using sabermetrics in youth baseball. Show notes
In this episode, I chat with Elite Baseball Training founder Justin Stone as he gives a master class on proper infield play. Show notes
In this episode, I chat with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and youth baseball coach Joe Hallinan about how psychology permeates youth baseball and some things coaches can do in both combating it and utilizing it. Show notes
In this brief inaugural episode, I introduce myself, my vision for the show and how it will benefit you, and the show format. Show notes