Youth Baseball Coaches, Stop Saying This!

Ah, the crisp warmth of springtime temperatures.

The birds are returning, chirruping their songs.  The trees are starting to bloom.

And I can almost hear the glorious ping of aluminum bats from youth league baseball fields all over town.

I say “almost hear,” because for a lot of young players, they won’t produce that sound very often.  Sadly, for many of them, they’ve been drilled with the worst five words ever spoken in youth baseball:

“Get your back elbow up!”


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