HERE'S TO THE CHAMPS! -- A summary of all the major youth league championships won in 2010. Catch all the action and discover the heroes from divisional titles won in: * AABC * AAU * Babe Ruth * CABA * Cal Ripken * Dixie * Dizzy Dean * Hap Dumont * Little League * NBC * NYBC * PONY * RBI * USSSA
Learn the Play! * The Padres' Adrian Gonzalez: Hitting to All Fields * The Royals' Jason Kendall: How to Handle a Pitching Staff * The Rays' David Price: Playing with Older Teammates * The Key to Pitching? Location, Location, Location * The Frozone: How to Deal with Nervousness on the Field
Love to Play! * When I Was a Kid: The Blue Jays' Brett Cecil * Collector's Corner: Bowman Aflac's All-American Rookie Cards * Fun Food & Fitness
Lead the Play * Coaches Clinic: Teaching Situation Baseball * Choosing the Righ Glove This Holiday
PLUS! * The 2010 Junior Baseball Holiday Gift Guide -- Dozens of great baseball gift ideas to choose from!
THE BASEBALL CAMP GUIDE! * Spotlight: Father-Son Weekend at Bucky Dent's Baseball School * Feature: Invitation-only American Baseball University aims to raise the game * Baseball Camp Listings Across the Nation
PLUS: * The Rays' CARL CRAWFORD: 6 Tips for Basestealing * The Dodgers' CASEY BLAKE: How to Field the Bunt from Third * The Rockies' MATT DALEY: The Value of a Good Education
* The Frozone: The Mechanics of Throwing * TRIPLE A SQUAD: 5 Steps to a Good Throw * ROOKIE CLUB: Shagging Flies * How to Hit the Hight Pitch / How to Hit the Low Pitch
* When I Was a Kid: The Pirates' Zach Duke * Coaches Corner: Coaching 101 - A Primer * Locker Room: Sneak Peek Showcase of 2011 Bats * Collector's Corner: Should You But a Stephen Strasburg Rookie Card? * A Player's Story -- My Night at the MLB Draft
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The League Championship Issue! Champions were crowned throughout the nation this year. Junior Baseball has coverage of more than 100 titles from 13 Leagues including: * AABC * AAU * Babe Ruth * CABA Baseball * Cal Ripken * Dixie Baseball * Dizzy Dean Baseball * Little League * NABF * NBC Hap Dumont * PONY Baseball * RBI * USSSA
OFFENSE * The DodgersÂ’ JUAN PIERRE: Tips to Become a Great Bunter * Explosive Speed! How to Improve Your Acceleration
DEFENSE * The Red SoxÂ’ JASON VARITEK: 5 Pointers to Throwing Out a Baserunner * Smooth as Silk: How to Field Grounders Like a Pro
PITCHING * The CardinalsÂ’ ADAM WAINWRIGHT: How to Deal with a Growth Spurt as a Pitcher * Are You a True Pitcher? * TRIPLE A SQUAD: The Off-Season Pitching Program
STRATEGY * How to Become a Smarter Hitter
* When I Was a Kid: The AthleticsÂ’ ANDREW BAILEY
AND DON'T FORGET!
* THE 2009 JUNIOR BASEBALL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Â– with nearly 60 gift ideas here, youÂ’re sure to find something for your baseball fanatic!
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Jam-packed with tips on improving your game! * Jimmy Rollins' 4 tips on hitting lead-off * Strategies for hitting with 2 strikes * How to hit the outside pitch * ROOKIE CLUB: Check your batting stance * Vernon Wells' 6 tips for improving your outfield play * MLB coaching advice? Play more positions * TRIPLE A SQUAD: Mastering the Double Play * Roy Oswalt: How to pitch the Big Game * Are you mentally tough? How to sharpen your mind. * HOT PROSPECTS: Off-season arm conditioning * TRIPLE A SQUAD: Pre-season pitching cheat sheet * How to make your high school team this spring * Profile: USA Select Baseball heads to the Dominican * When I Was a Kid: Kerry Wood
COMING THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH! Michael Young: 5 Tips to Become a Clutch Hitter Chad Cordero: 5 Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Closer Ivan Rodriguez: How to Make 'the Play at the Plate' When I Was a Kid: Ryan Howard 5 Steps to Get Recruited by a College Program Newly expanded Game Room - puzzles, game teasers and quizzes! Youth Team Profile: Maryland's 13U Bethesda/Chevy Chase Bulldogs Youth Team Profile: Hudson Valley (N.Y.) Renegades Coaches' Clinic: Outfield Throwing Drill & King of the Hill Fun Food & Fitness
ALL-STAR TIPS! Brandon Webb: How to Throw an Awesome Changeup Derek Jeter: 4 Steps to Shortstop Greatness Ken Griffey Jr: 5 Ways to Develop More Power When I was a Kid: Jason Varitek Going for Gold - an Interview with US Olympic Coach Davy Johnson Newly expanded Game Room - puzzles, brain teasers and quizzes! Coaches' Clinic: 11-step Safety Checklist
Get a Good Pitch to Hit - a simple and fun way to help your kid learn toe strikezone When I was a Kid: LA Dodger Brad Penny North Carolina Dream Team - Winston-Salem's Northwest Forsyth Little League Team How to Calm Pre-game Jitters
How Bats are Made Choosing the Right Bat 'Little League Elbow' - Prevention and Cure Tommy Lasorda Interview "When I Was a Kid": Rookie of the Year Todd Hollandsworth 10 Year Old AAU National Championship Pitching Tips Baseball Safety Study Parents: Do You Push Your Kid Too Hard? Card Collecting Test: Louisville Slugger TPX C405
Bunting: 10 Tips to Bunt Like a Pro! "When I Was a Kid": Ken Caminiti Avoiding Common Ankle Injuries Hitting Off the Tee Correctly Playing First Base Little League in Saudi Arabia Product Test: Easton Redline C-Core
Baseball Equipment Buyers Guide How to Choose a New Glove Plus Break-in Tips How to Hit With Power "When I Was a Kid": Cal Ripken Jr. One-Handed Pitcher Safety: Head Injuries Hot Sox! 10 Year Old Traveling Team Coaches: 7 Tips for Problem Players Baserunning
Off-Season Pitching Program The Blast Hitting System "When I Was a Kid": Darin Erstad Weight Training for High School-Age Players Fielding Footwork for Ages 5-8 Hitting the Low Pitch Staying Closed; Hit Hard! Collecting Record Breaker's Cards Product Test: DeMarini 'Double Barrel' Bat
Holiday Gift Buyers Guide '98 League Championships Little League World Series "When I Was a Kid": Matt Williams How's Your Baseball Vision? Tidewater Drillers Club Teams Correct Way to Field Grounders Hitting the High Pitch Backing Up Plays
We Test the New High School Bats - Which is Best? Holiday Gift Buyers Guide "When I Was a Kid": Chicago's Kerry Wood One Player's Journey From Little League to the College World Series All 2000 Youth League Championships A High School Pitcher Learns How Its Done in The Pros Rating the Energy Drinks Playing First Base
Tips for Tryouts: How to Do Your Best! "When I Was a Kid": Scott Rolen Hand Strength: Why You Need It, How You Get It! Middle Infielders' Setup Garner Pirates Win Three 13U Championships in 2000 Busting Out of a Batting Slump Collectors: Card Condition & Value Tested: Wilson EZ Catch Glove
5 Rules of Perfect Pitching The True Story of Wee Willie Keeler "When I Was a Kid": Eric Karros Collecting Autographed Cards Building Explosive Power! Hit the Dirt Safely! - How to Slide 2001 new Equipment Buyers Guide Manhattan Wildcats Youth Club Team Creatine: Yes or No? Product Test: Zooka Pitching Machine
What the Scouts Look For: Pitchers How to Overcome Fear of the Ball "When I Was a Kid": Jason Kendall Pitchers: Importance of Great Mechanics Building Your Core Power Super Series Baseball of America Inside-out Hitting Baserunning Product Test: MetalWood Bats
Pitchers: How to Field Your Position "When I Was a Kid": Tino Martinez How's Your Baseball Attitude? Take our Test! Speed Training - Faster Means More Hits, More Plays! PONY Baseball Celebrates 50 Years! Three Consecutive AAU Championships For These Kids! Hitting Training With the Tee Product Test: Akadema Reptilian Glove
5 Hitting Secrets! Plus Break-in Tips The Number One Mistake in Pitching "When I Was a Kid": Craig Biggio How to Take Great Baseball Action Photos! Pro Bullpen Warmup A Young Man's Lesson in Humility How Do You Track Fly Balls? Coaches: When to pull your pitcher Collecting Autographs at the Ballpark Tested: Bushnell Speedster Speed Gun
5 Hitting Secrets! The Power Bat Drill Youth Baseball to High School: Can You Make the Cut? "When I Was a Kid": Jeff Kent Pre-game Snacks that Improve Performance Gold Glove Outfield Tips Focus: The Key to Winning! Should Your Kid be a Catcher? Collecting Cereal Boxes Zing Bat tested
One of the Nation's Most Winning Youth Teams Reveals Secret for Success Baseball Slang 101 "When I Was a Kid": Rookie of the Year Paul Lo Duca Pitcher's Special Warmup can Add Pitches to Your Game! Using the Batting Tee to become Terrific! Want a College Scholarship? How to Get Recruited Collecting Future Hall of Famers Fielding Tips
Holiday Gift Guide Edition World Series Recaps for Little League, Pony, and Cal Ripken Baseball Paintin' the Black: Learning How to Pitch to Corners Hitting Workout for the Off-season "When I Was a Kid": Shannon Stewart Ten Rules To Follow When Dealing With Umpires Adopting a Bunting Style Bobblehead Mania! Parents: Raising a Good Sport
Baseball Brain Teasers & Fun Stories A Story About Leaving Little League "When I Was a Kid": Mark Mulder Pre-Season Workout For Catchers Interview with Former Top 100 H.S. Prospect, Sam Fuld Wiffleball Field Earns Money for Jimmy Fund Wooden Training Gloves
Private Instruction: Can It Make the Difference? Mojo Training: Build Ball-Crushing Forearms "When I Was a Kid": David Eckstein Baseball Video Game Review The Other Side of the Plate: The Story of a 15-year old Umpire Fuel (Food) for Champions
Beaver Valley Baseball: How a small town tournament team competes at the national level Â“When I Was a KidÂ”: St. Louis CardinalsÂ’ Jeff Suppan Pitchers: How to shut down your opponentÂ’s running game Strength and Conditioning for Youth Ball Players Catchers: Blocking the Plate FieldersÂ’ drill for accurate throws across the diamond Hitters: How to get YOUR pitch Collecting Boston Red Sox stuff
Richmond Reds 12U travel team "When I Was a Kid": Chipper Jones Saving Young Arms: The New Pitch Count "The Secret to Good Hitting... " How to get a good pitch to hit Playing the age-old game of pepper Inside Stuff On Pitching Collectors: Beware of historic fakes!
12U Manhattan Eagles soar from New York City! "When I Was a Kid": Tony Clark The Ripken Experience - The latest super baseball tournament facility! Hitting With 2 Strikes - Do you know how to be more successful? Forget the Curveball! Fixing Your Stance to Improve Hitting Power What is a "Prospect"?
Holiday Gift Buyer's Guide Who Puts on the Best Tournaments? "When I Was a Kid": Mike Piazza Rookie Club: Your On-Deck Ritual All Stars: The Aggressive Fielder Hot Prospects: Proper Off-Season Workouts 13U Colorado Reds Team Profile Coaches' Clinic Collector's Corner: Who Will Sign Your Ball?
Pitching to Location! "When I Was a Kid": Jimmy Rollins 13u Cyclones blow Away 11 Tournaments Building Hand Strength for Power Parents: Coaching Your Own Kid Dealing with Abrusive Coaches Arm Prep: Beginning and Intermediate Levels Card Collecting: Buying Packs vs. Singles
Add More Power to Your Swing! "When I Was a Kid": Ben Johnson 2007 Baseball Equipment Buyers' Guide Coaches: How to Communicate with Your Players Baseball the British Way! Playing Better This Season Pitching Like Maddux Mental Steadiness Collecting Japanese Stars
How to Get Hit By a Pitch Without Getting Hurt! "When I Was a Kid": Brandon Webb Second Base: College-level Secrets Rookie Umpire Smarter Baserunning Mid-Season Adjustments Hitter's Pre-Game Prep Collecting "Error" Cards
Hit the First Pitch or Take? Which Works Best? "When I Was a Kid": Russell Martin What's that Pain in My Elbow? How to Avoid it! How to Cure it! Dixie Baseball 12u O-Zone World Series Champs! Being the Backstop First Base is Cool Aggressive Baserunning Collecting Ripken and Gwynn
Knuckle Ball Revealed! "When I Was a Kid": John Lackey Angel in the Infield: The first foreign team in the Little League World Series! Pre-Game Snacks Bunting Pitching Mechanics Hitting: Stay in the Zone Is that Autograph Real?
Bunting with Brett Butler "When I Was a Kid": Andre Ethier Holiday Gift Buyer's Guide 2007 League Champs! 13U Chester County (Pa.) Crawdads Team Profile Rookie Club: What It Takes to Win! All Stars: Pitchers "Giving it Away" Hot Prospects: Hitter's Work Space Coaches' Clinic: When to Take a "Time Out"
See the Ball! How to improve your bball vision! "When I Was a Kid": Tom Glavine Grabbin' Grounders Rookie Club: Arm Speed = Stronger Throws All Stars: Station-to-Station Drills Hot Prospects: Advice for the Older Player Georgia's Northport Red Extreme team profile Coaches' Clinic: When Your Son Gets cut from the H.S. Team
Tallahassee Takes Cooperstown! "When I Was a Kid": Barry Zito 2008 Baseball Equipment Buyer's Guide Hitting Lead-off Rookie Club: 10 Tips for Hitters All Stars: Pitcher's Fielding Practice Hot Prospects: Short Bat Drills Coaches' Clinic: Teaching the 3 F's