We expect our players to be tough, to play hard, and to compete but also be leaders in our school and community. We care about them as people more than we care about them as players.
Kids start throwing in January and then all summer, so we completely shut arms from August until fall break halfway through October. Then we start our long toss program. We’ve seen a huge benefit from doing this and it’s been tremendous for our program.
If a kid comes into our program and they haven’t left as a better man, we haven’t done our job.
Any rule that you put into place, you have to be willing to lose your best player. Consistency is a big deal to us.
Nothing infuriates me more than wasted time at practice. We play music, we have fun, and we don’t have 4 hour practices just to say we practiced for 4 hours. We’re going to be fast paced and get after it.