"Without question, the biggest separator in the game at its higher levels is not talent, but rather mental makeup."
Check out an ALL NEW FUNdamental Skills, "The Head is not Just a Hat Rack," on the Sport Development Blog: [ Usabaseball.education Link ] (Read time: 4 minutes).
Former Major Leaguer Michael Cuddyer talks about the importance of good sportsmanship for players, coaches and parents. To have your topics or questions answered by Michael Cuddyer, use #USABMailbag on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
NEW! USA Baseball is excited to announce our newest addition to the Sport Development Blog, "Beyond the Diamond," focusing on the mental aspects of the game. Click below to read "What Do We Value?", the first of a 3-part series on building your coaching/parenting philosophy (Read time: 4 minutes).
In this week's edition of Monday Manager, Skip Schumaker breaks down a lateral block by the catcher and talks about the hard work and practice required of catchers in order to perfect their secondary form and their ability to block balls successfully.