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Old 07-15-2019, 09:24 AM   #751
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Boys got trounced in their first game..
17-4..
Wheels came off when they couldnt defend good hitting...
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:54 AM   #752
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Man that is a tough one. I don't mind loosing in big events as lo ng as they are competitive. It happens at all ages - hope the bounce back game is a win.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:58 AM   #753
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Boys got trounced in their first game..
17-4..
Wheels came off when they couldnt defend good hitting...
Rough loss, but I bet they will forget it and plug on! Good luck to them moving forward!
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:00 PM   #754
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Playing right now..
Usssalive.com

Really like this format and media
Kids feeling like big leaguers
Sounds cool, but man that's a big stage for 9u kids. Honestly glad my boy's teams were AA at 9 and AAA now at 10 & 13!
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:21 PM   #755
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Nah..they are having fun with it..... this is a invite only tourney they earned based on their record and teams theyve played .. more of a true world series.. tough tough teams...

They got beat 4-3 second game .
Got another one at 6..
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:39 PM   #756
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our old team went 1-1, i dont think they play again till tomorrow.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:28 PM   #757
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Misread schedule ..their next game is tomorrow evening..
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:04 AM   #758
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For those in the Houston area

Houston Heat Baseball is holding fall tryouts for ages 13/14U on August 2nd. Ages 7/11/12 on August 3rd.

We are an established high school select baseball program that is looking to add younger age teams to the program.

Link below will take you to team website, click on the tryout information picture to get signed up.

https://houstonheat.hardballsystems.com/
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:46 PM   #759
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Kid has one to throw tonight in Mellisa and then next week one in Waco. He throws at 6 tonight and we just pulled in and car is showing 100*
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:04 PM   #760
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Just rolled in after 14 day, over 3,600 miles and three tourneys in Houston, Fort Myers and Atlanta. Spent the last 7 days in Atlanta at the Perfect Game 15U/2022 WWBA Championships. 312 teams in 39 pools, pool winners make it to bracket play.

We were 5 and 1 going into our last pool game and a win put us into bracket play. Coach gave my son the ball and he showed out against the 2nd highest run scoring team in our pool. 4 innings, 1 hit, no walks and 7 K's on 4 different pitches. We won it in a run rule.

We beat the East Cobb Astros In the 1st round of brackets then ran into our parent club's national team who we had given up our short stop to for the week. We had the same situation in June at the Wilson Premiere West and lost to them 3 to 2 after having the tie run on 3rd in the last inning. This go round we were simply out of pitching. Ended up losing 8 to 0. The National team went on to win going 12 and 0 scoring 113 runs and giving up 8.

We made it down to the final 32 of 312 teams and boys played their hearts out. Great experience and I am sure a lot of the boys got on some college radars.

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Old 07-20-2019, 12:00 AM   #761
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Good stuff Jim. I have done Atlanta for the last time. Great event with exposure but traffic is worst I’ve ever sat in
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:48 AM   #762
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Awesome stuff Jim!

Kids are at church camp this week so wife and i took the rig to the lake for a nearcation at a tiny obscure rv park on the top of the lake.
Parked next to a family whose travelling doing the Vtool tournaments at premier and sam houston.
Crazy.

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Old 07-20-2019, 10:13 AM   #763
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Great stuff Jim. Your boy looks like a grown man on the bump! My boys have been hitting 1 day a week and that's about it for ball. They do some band work and a yoga video 3-4 days a week. The oldest goes to highschool next year and has been doing summer school workouts. Hopefully we gain alittle mobility and strength this summer.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:18 AM   #764
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Any suggestions on throwing drills for a big awkward 11 year old? Lol. My youngest just cant seem to figure throwing out. He constantly drops his arm, pushes the ball, or flies open. I've tried everything and he's pretty frustrated with it as well. Also because of his mechanics he has one of the weakest arms on the team. Just looking to see if there is a "magic" drill you guys know about for when we start throwing again.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:45 AM   #765
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Any suggestions on throwing drills for a big awkward 11 year old? Lol. My youngest just cant seem to figure throwing out. He constantly drops his arm, pushes the ball, or flies open. I've tried everything and he's pretty frustrated with it as well. Also because of his mechanics he has one of the weakest arms on the team. Just looking to see if there is a "magic" drill you guys know about for when we start throwing again.
Have you had him work on pull downs? Aka, crow hops or running throws. Get him moving and throwing for distances. It will teach him to use his whole body to throw and take the emphasis off his arm. Get him good and warm then have him try to launch a few from a running start as far as he can chunk it. Only a few throws like this at a time to start until he builds some strength. Once he starts recruiting his whole body to throw the arm will fall in line
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:53 AM   #766
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Awesome stuff Jim!

Kids are at church camp this week so wife and i took the rig to the lake for a nearcation at a tiny obscure rv park on the top of the lake.
Parked next to a family whose travelling doing the Vtool tournaments at premier and sam houston.
Crazy.
We are at that Vtool event and a family on our team travels in an RV.

Ask if their son's name is Landon...Dallas Nationals
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:18 PM   #767
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We are at that Vtool event and a family on our team travels in an RV.



Ask if their son's name is Landon...Dallas Nationals
Yall play at 6 at premier tonight field 6 or 7?
They said they were from denton..pitcher and 3rd base
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #768
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Yall play at 6 at premier tonight field 6 or 7?
They said they were from denton..pitcher and 3rd base
Yep - that's Landon. Field 7 tonight at 6pm. My son Gage plays center.

We are playing some good ball...ranked #1 in our pool so far. Win tonight stay and play....lose and we go home.

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Old 07-20-2019, 09:29 PM   #769
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Small world... how crazy is that.. this rv park was a last second thought..

Hows the boys doin?
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:01 AM   #770
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Small world... how crazy is that.. this rv park was a last second thought..

Hows the boys doin?

I know that's crazy coincidence!

We are about to start....#4 seed in the championship bracket!
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:57 AM   #771
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Good luck!!
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:04 AM   #772
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Have you had him work on pull downs? Aka, crow hops or running throws. Get him moving and throwing for distances. It will teach him to use his whole body to throw and take the emphasis off his arm. Get him good and warm then have him try to launch a few from a running start as far as he can chunk it. Only a few throws like this at a time to start until he builds some strength. Once he starts recruiting his whole body to throw the arm will fall in line
Yessir and he looks like a baby giraffe with arms and legs going everywhere! Lol. Thanks for the suggestions and we'll keep working on it!
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:38 PM   #773
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Cwill- Long toss routine. And not just lobbing the ball. Burn out your partner long toss. He will catch up. Hard when they are stretching so much
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:12 PM   #774
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it looks like brock will be taking the fall off, for now anyway. we will still work out and get some lessons but we arent going to jump to a team just yet.

not sure about logan and the 9u team, i assume they will be playing a few tourneys.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:29 PM   #775
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Got bumped to AAA...
Going to do a 2 game every other sun fall ball league schedule with a tourney or two in there..
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:54 PM   #776
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No turnover from our Spring team - one kiddo moving away to NC, and another stepping in.

Doing Sunday Double Header and 2-3 tourneys. Also playing flag football. I want more and more just to do agility and track stuff.
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:45 PM   #777
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We got some turn over..couple real good kids and a couple kids with some maturity issues..
Get a new coach (tans 8u AAA coach and the 9u major coach from last year) ..so we're excited about that.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:38 PM   #778
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We finally got some answers about our current team and looks like we've lost 4 so far and are getting 2 new coaches. Our old coach is going to assist on another team and wants us to come over there.... It's been a baseball drama filled day and I have no idea what we are going to do... ��
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:10 AM   #779
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Anyone need a good pair of size 7 cleats?

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Old 07-28-2019, 11:52 PM   #780
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Our boys won it all in the last Tourney of the Summer!

They went 6-0 in this Vtool 16u /2021 event.

My knucklehead is front row / middle with high socks...



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Old 07-29-2019, 07:26 AM   #781
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Our boys won it all in the last Tourney of the Summer!

They went 6-0 in this Vtool 16u /2021 event.

My knucklehead is front row / middle with high socks...



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great stuff bud, congrats!
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:18 AM   #782
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Our boys won it all in the last Tourney of the Summer!

They went 6-0 in this Vtool 16u /2021 event.

My knucklehead is front row / middle with high socks...



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Awesome! congrats!
My coworkers kid won their vtool pool at premier too..
Brought in a 15year old 6'6" 230lb lefty for championship game.. and he brought like 5 scouts out of the wood work.. kid only threw mid 70s.. but had a nasty curve.

Back row are 6'2"ish
Hes the one on far left.

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Old 08-04-2019, 08:12 AM   #783
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Looks like Brock is going to be a Dallas Mustang this fall. New team formed with 4 of our ASB kids, 4 from another team and a couple other kids. The coach is a dad of one of our ASB kids and has a good reputation from everyone I've talked to. He only wants to practice for the fall and maybe mix in a scrimmage or 2, which is awesome, so we are pretty excited to see how it pans out.

And looks like my youngest wants to take the fall off to hunt more so can't me happier about that either ��. I asked him what he's going to do in the spring if his current team says they are full and he just said, "I'll find a new team.". ��
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:35 PM   #784
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Welp... he cracked the cat8 composite..
We take care of his bats and it was broken in exactly to maruccis instructions.. so i know it was from normal use.. .
has a ton of hits on it with the last 5 months or so being harder and harder as his swing and strength got better.
Think weve had it just about a year... have to check my emails..
We've had a 29 cat8 composite so hes good but need a backup and thinking of going rawlings..
Anyone else using them?
(Not interested in zens ..seen a ton of issues with them first hand )
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:58 PM   #785
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Welp... he cracked the cat8 composite..
We take care of his bats and it was broken in exactly to maruccis instructions.. so i know it was from normal use.. .
has a ton of hits on it with the last 5 months or so being harder and harder as his swing and strength got better.
Think weve had it just about a year... have to check my emails..
We've had a 29 cat8 composite so hes good but need a backup and thinking of going rawlings..
Anyone else using them?
(Not interested in zens ..seen a ton of issues with them first hand )
We've had the best luck with LS bats by far. My oldest swung a Rawlings briefly and it didn't hold up. My youngest played 10u last season and swung a -8 LS prime. No doubt it's the hottest bat either of my son's have ever swung!
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:10 PM   #786
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They might have issues but nothing performs like a zen Demarini by far has the best performing bat especially when it comes to BBCOR


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Old 08-15-2019, 08:22 AM   #787
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We've had the best luck with LS bats by far. My oldest swung a Rawlings briefly and it didn't hold up. My youngest played 10u last season and swung a -8 LS prime. No doubt it's the hottest bat either of my son's have ever swung!
Ls prime... checking it out.. thanks
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:28 AM   #788
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I've seen a few bombs hit by kids using that orange and gray Easton beast.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:34 AM   #789
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Ls prime... checking it out.. thanks
No problem! Have you guys been to the Barcelona in Fulshear? Would be a good place for him to swing a bunch of sticks before you buy.
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I've seen a few bombs hit by kids using that orange and gray Easton beast.
Good bat.
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Anyome actually had/tried a dirty south bat?
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