I could not say enough about the mistakes many, many young players, parents and coaches make when it comes to teaching kids the basic ingredients of baseball.
“Repetition is the MOTHER of SKILL”
It doesn’t matter if you are 8 years old or 18 years old, the key ingredient is:
- Playing Time
- Competitive Environment
Top 3 Goals
- Have FUN
- Do your BEST
- Good SPORTSMANSHIP
I often tell my kids this EVERY practice and every game. Also, I grew up watching Cal Ripken, Jr. and always marveled over his relationship with his father and brother. I bet they had lots of family fun in Aberdeen! I also have a hidden agenda, but it is not hidden anymore to help my son be successful, be a part of his life and help him enjoy the game I love so much.
Blake’s Resume: CLICK HERE
Perfect Game Profile: https://www.perfectgame.org/Players/Playerprofile.aspx?ID=1010815
Lifetime record: 269-17. Coach’s Eye
- 2020 has been drastically interrupted by COVID-19. I spent more time supporting from the stands and managing GameChanger (scorebook). Read more
- Assistant Coach RPBL Rangers 12U Travel A Team and won HCTBL Championship in 2019. Competed in Cooperstown Dream Park Tournament.
- Development of Coaches’ Clinic in 2018 exclusively for RPBL bringing in outside experts like Larry Sheets, Joe Orsulak, Sam Snyder, Mike Gottlieb, Joe Palumbo, Brooks Kerr, Brett Linnenkohl and Bill Greenwell.
- Assistant Coach RPBL Rangers 11U Travel A Team in 2018 competing in HCTBL.
- Head Coach Junior Varsity McDonogh School in 2018 (temporary assignment)
- Head Coach RPBL – Jr. Orioles 12U in 2018
- Head Coach RPBL – Jr. Orioles American League 12U. Runner-up 2017.
- RPBL Baltimore Orioles “Little League Night” Liason for 4 years (2016-2019) selling over 2,000 tickets.
- Head Coach RPBL – Blaze National League 10U Runner-up 2016
- Assistant Coach White Marsh – Warriors 8U in 2015. Harford County Travel Baseball League Champions. Essex Tournament Champions 2015.
- Assistant Coach WM Warriors 7U A Team and competed in BCML Quarter-finals 2014
- Head Coach RPBL – Dolphins International League 8U 2013. Roland Park Baseball Leagues (RPBL) – “Little League, BIG FUN!”
- Head Coach TowsonTowne – Teeball 2012
- Head Coach Rosedale – Teeball 2011
- Head Coach Overlea Little League team in 2010
- Pitching Coach for Boys Latin School in 1995 (temporary assignment)
- Brooks Resume and Philosophy