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This is the Equipment a New Baseball Coach Needs to Have

By Andre Torres / January 22, 2018

It can be tricky sometimes for a new (and even an experienced) baseball coach to know what equipment is needed to get through a season. For coaches from T-Ball up through all-stars and travel organizations, having the right gear available can help provide a strong, organized experience for you and your players. Unlike some sports…

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Cooperstown: Thoughts from a 7-time Attendee (Pt. 3)

By Andre Torres / December 31, 2017

When it comes to the Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience, Coach Jeff Stern’s history and insights are matched by few in the travel baseball community. Having made the trip to New York seven times already, he is currently planning for his eighth visit. Coach Stern has put together a thorough treatise on the Cooperstown Experience, and…

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Cooperstown: Thoughts from a 7-time Attendee (Pt. 2)

By Andre Torres / December 14, 2017

When it comes to the Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience, Coach Jeff Stern’s history and insights are matched by few in the travel baseball community. Having made the trip to New York seven times already, he is currently planning for his eighth visit. Coach Stern has put together a thorough treatise on the Cooperstown Experience, and…

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19 More Topics to Teach Beginning Baseball and Softball Players

By Andre Torres / December 13, 2017

In baseball or softball, it’s hard for a new coach to understand where to start or what should be taught when they take on the challenge of leading a group of youngsters in a season.  The list below is intended to serve as a guide for new coaches and a reminder for experienced coaches of…

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Cooperstown: Thoughts from a 7-time Attendee (Pt. 1)

By Andre Torres / December 5, 2017

When it comes to the Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience, Coach Jeff Stern’s history and insights are matched by few in the travel baseball community. Having made the trip to New York seven times already, he is currently planning for his eighth visit. Coach Stern has put together a thorough treatise on the Cooperstown Experience, and…

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How to run your first baseball or softball practice: ideas for the new coach

By Andre Torres / December 5, 2017

For the new baseball or softball coach (or even seasoned veterans) the first practice of the year can be a daunting challenge to get through.  Getting to know new players, families, setting expectations and routines for the team, and establishing a culture are all objectives for the coach to try to accomplish in the first session…

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Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience General FAQ

By Andre Torres / November 29, 2017

Is your travel baseball team preparing to go to Cooperstown later this year or next summer? If so, we’ve put together answers to key questions that are part of the planning process. Planning for the Cooperstown Dreams Park typically begins at least a year in advance of when a team actually plays, and there are…

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Cooperstown Q&A: What is the Schedule for the Week of the Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience?

By Andre Torres / November 28, 2017

The Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience is a highlight of the childhoods of its participants.  It is a unique event in that for entire summers, it consistently draws in baseball teams and organizations from all over the country to not play baseball and compete for a championship, but also to meet individuals from and learn about…

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How to find a good baseball instructor or coach for your player

By Andre Torres / November 24, 2017

Finding a quality baseball instructor for your player is easy: Move in next door to a former player, preferably a major league baseball alum. Make sure he has exclusive access to an indoor training facility, and guaranteed field time at a local park when the weather is nice. Ask him to coach up your kid. Make…

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Cooperstown Q&A: Grandfather Certificates

By Andre Torres / November 20, 2017

All about Grandfather Certificates! The Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience is a major destination for the 12U age group in travel baseball. With 13 weeks of tournaments every summer, and about 100 teams each week, odds are that some of the talent on display will consist of future college and professional players.  Add in the camp-like…

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