General Baseball Questions – Coach Henze Has Your Answer

By admin •  Updated: 06/03/14 •  8 min read

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Should we add more players to our baseball team?

We have a good select baseball team. We have eleven kids and they all are good kids. We are contemplating expanding the roster to make our team more …

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I love your site. As a new coach, I am always searching for new ideas and the best ways to lead a group of young men/women (ages 6-8).

Please do not …

16 Player rotation

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Last year I used your 12 player rotation sheet and all the other coaches were jealous of what a great system it was, with all the rotations figured …

What is the worst political BS you’ve witnessed during a tryout process?

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Does my baseball bat meet bat regulations by both leagues I play in?

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I have lost 16 pounds in the past month by running 2 miles a day and doing 80 situps a day. Will I lose power in my swing by doing this?

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Coach’s Eye Video App

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Where do you get youth sports insurance for a baseball team ?

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Should the hitter bunt in this situation?

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Top of the 7th inning, visiting team up by 2 runs, no outs, man on second base and a mediocre hitter at bat.

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What player first used or invented the batting shin guard?

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Can you recommend a good website or company for uniforms?

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Do You Have to Play High School Baseball?

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Should Youth Baseball Players Play With Older Kids?

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I have been coaching for 6 years and, for the last 2 years, I have had the opportunity to coach an All-Star team. First, it was a 10U team with my oldest …

Dive Or Run Past First Base… Which One Is Faster?

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Is it faster to dive or run past first base?

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Is it faster to dive or run past first base? I have heard this question over …


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