Why I Write

At first, I believed my deepest passion was baseball, and that this, alone, was what drove me. But, in reflection, I have learned that it is about something different entirely: developing relationships with others. And, at the foundation of every interpersonal relationship is communication. Despite being tasked with coaching athletes my own age (and sometimes…

3 Reasons Why Your Athlete Shouldn’t Specialize Early – Part II (Guest Post by Lauren Green, Brooklyn Nets)

Note from the editor: Since sharing the first part of this incredibly well-thought out and written piece with us, Coach Lauren Green (formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization) has taken a new position, now working as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Brooklyn Nets organization. Even though Lauren has spent considerable time working…

Early Sport Specialization in Baseball

Originally written and shared in Fall of 2015 *Disclaimer: ALL thoughts, opinions, claims belong to myself, and in no way are intended to reflect the thoughts and beliefs of my current employer. It is undeniable that youth athletes are specializing at younger ages than ever before. For those that don’t know, Early Sport Specialization (ESS)…