THE POWER OF INFLUENCE

This article was written by Nick Millspaugh. Nick played D-1 Baseball at IPFW in Fort Wayne, IN. He finished his collegiate career at Indiana Wesleyan University alongside Atlanta Braves’ starting RHP Brandon Beachy. Over the years, I have encountered a countless amount of kids who have a dream of playing professional baseball. It is fascinating to…

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BASE RUNNING 101: HOW TO READ PITCHES IN THE DIRT

The ability to anticipate what is going to happen before it actually does is a quality that coaches look for at all levels.  Anticipation is looking for certain plays to happen, and then being able to execute when it happens. One of the biggest areas of the game that anticipation is crucial in is base…

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Don’t be fooled: Looks matter

Do you know an easy way to stand out? Look around you and see what everyone else is doing…and then do the OPPOSITE of that. When I go to watch games, I see shirts untucked, hats on backward, shoes untied, hair not cut, kids trying to grow facial hair (who can’t) and so much more!…

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Part 5: Is that coach REALLY interested in you?

I get a LOT of questions from players and parents asking if I think a particular school is interested based on certain communications. They will receive a camp invite or possibly an email from a coach…or they may get offered on an unofficial or official visit. What do all of these things mean? How can…

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