“Time!”

He liked to work quickly on the mound. Knowing his game plan and what he wanted to do to the hitters, he was ready for the next pitch as soon as he received the ball from the catcher. Without much hesitation, he nodded in agreement with the number put down, then got...

Nobody Can Change Everything, Right?

Baseball is such a great game. It’s the only game where the defense has the ball. It has no time limit. Players who aren’t good at offense must still often hit for themselves, while those who aren’t good at defense can still often be found by the...

Always on Time

The key to hitting is timing, and the key to pitching is disrupting timing. It really is as simple as that. If you want to be a great hitter, you need great timing. If you want to be a great pitcher, you need to change speeds and disrupt the hitter’s timing....

All We Need, All in One

There’s more to it than making out a lineup, writing a practice plan, or teaching guys how to properly run the bases. Wrapped up in the title of “Coach” is a variety of roles that go far beyond what most understand. A good coach is a mentor, friend,...

You Don’t Have to Be Great for God to Use You

He honestly couldn’t believe it. Truthfully, he thought it was a joke. Really, there was no way. Overwhelmed, he staggered away from the paper taped to the outside of the coach’s office. Somehow, he made the team. But he wasn’t that good. He hadn’t done anything to...

Beyond Your Reputation

His reputation preceded him, and it wasn’t good. For years, he did his own thing, often to the detriment of the team and those around him. He was selfish and everyone knew it. His reputation preceded him, and it wasn’t good, either. He wasn’t selfish, but he just...