THE 2012 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ISSUE! Coverage of nearly 100 youth baseball championship titles played this summer across the country!
LEARN TO PLAY * The Nationals' BRYCE HARPER: Playing an Energetic Game * Starting in the Bucket: Making the Cast for an Open Stance * Triple A Squad: See the Ball * Rookie Club: Soft Toss Drill * The Brewers' JONATHAN LUCROY: 5 Tips to Become a Great Catcher * The Angels' LATROY HAWKINS: Moving from Starting to Relieving * Triple A Squad: Off-Season Pitching Drills * Rookie Club: Abiding By the Rule of 10
LOVE TO PLAY * When I Was a Kid: JEREMY HELLICKSON * THE 2013 JB HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Our annual review of more than 30 baseball gifts to choose from!
LEAD THE PLAY * Coaches Clinic: Showboating * In The Stands - Are You a Dream Facilitator or Dream Maker?
LEARN TO PLAY * The White Sox' ORLANDO HUDSON: 5 Tips to Hitting a Triple * Situational Hitting: With Runners on Base, Your Only Goal is to Get Them Home * Triple A Squad: Find Your Zone * The Athletics' MICHAEL TAYLOR: Awaiting a Shot at the Majors * Triple A Squad: Making the Backhand Play * Rookie Club: Becoming a Great Fielding Pitcher * The Red Sox' ANDREW BAILEY: The Importance of a Good Education * Triple A Squad: Take Command on the Mound * Rookie Club: The First Step is Back
LOVE TO PLAY * Fun Food & Fitness: Smart Eating * When I Was a Kid: BEN ZOBRIST * The 2013 JB Camp & Tournament Guide * Collectors Corner: Chipper Jones -- the Undervalued Future Hall of Famer
LEAD THE PLAY * Coaches Clinic: 5 Ways to Put Fun Back into the Fundamentals * JB Marketplace * In The Stands — Is Your Investment Paying Off?
LEARN TO PLAY OFFENSE * The AstrosÂ’ JED LOWRIE: 5 Tips to Being a Great Team Player * Spray the Ball Â– You Need to Learn to Hit to All Fields as You Move Up the Ladder * Guess Hitting Â– It Pays to Think Like a Pitcher When YouÂ’re the Hitter * Triple A Squad Â– 3 Simple Keys to Becoming a Great Hitter * Rookie Club: Run Smarter
DEFENSE * The AthleticsÂ’ JEMILE WEEKS: What I Learned from My Big Brother * The Fundamental Set-Up of a Catcher * Rookie Club: Charge the Ball!
PITCHING * The RedsÂ’ SEAN MARSHALL: How to Cope with Change * Triple A Squad: Expand the Strike Zone * Triple A Squad: In-Season Pitching Workouts
LEAGUE & TRAVEL PLAY * Game Day Preparation Â– Former Arizona State University Player Ryan McKenna Describes College PlayersÂ’ Routines on Game Day * One Sports or More? The Key to Success in Baseball May Be Playing LESS of It!
LOVE TO PLAY * Fun Food & Fitness Â– A Lesson in Hydration * When I Was a Kid: JOHNNY DAMON * The 2012 JB Apparel & Shoe Guide Â– Almost 30 Items to Choose From as We Review the Best from Head to Toe! * Collectors Corner Â– Buyer Beware
LEAD THE PLAY * Coaches Clinic Â– Teach, Not Talk, Baseball * In The Stands Â– Your Sports Community
FATHERS & SONS A Father's Day Special - The Dodgers' TONY GWYNN JR. shares what it was like growing up with a Hall of Fame father and the advice he received that enabled him to make it to the big leagues.
LEARN TO PLAY * Stay Hot! How to Keep Your Streak Alive * Baserunning Fundamentals * Triple A Squad: Hitting Both Ways * Rookie Club: Your Hitting Zone
* The Yankees' ANDRUW JONES: 4 Tips to Becoming a Great Outfielder * Triple A Squad: Attack the Ball! * Rookie Club: Improving Your Game at First Base
* The Rays' JAMES SHIELDS: How to Throw a Great Change Up * Know What to Throw: How to Become an Elite Pitcher by Mastering Pitch Sequencing
LEAGUE AND TRAVEL PLAY * The 2012 JB Tournament Guide -- We Spotlight Dozens of Tournaments Throughout the Nation This Summer!
LOVE TO PLAY * When I Was a Kid: The Rockies' JAMIE MOYER * What Scouts Look For -- Looking to Make the Big Leagues Someday? Here's Tips for Players Who Want to Get Noticed * Collectors' Corner -- The Scoop on Player Signings
LEAD THE PLAY * Coaches Clinic -- Earning Respect from Your Players; How to Deal with Problem Players * In The Stands -- It's All About Desire
LEARN TO PLAY * The Red Sox JACOBY ELLSBURY: How to Steal Home * Making Great Strides: Do Not Break Any of the 3 Â“SÂ” Rules * Hitting vs. Offense: U of Arizona Coach Andy LopezÂ’s 3 Key Components to a Good Team Offense * Triple A Squad: Tee-Time! ItÂ’s Not Just for Those in T-Ball * The TwinsÂ’ JOE MAUER: 5 Tips to Become an All-Star Catcher * Slick Infield Glovework: A checklist on how to field grounders flawlessly * Rookie Club: Strong Legs for a Stronger Arm * The DodgersÂ’ CLAYTON KERSHAW: How to Be a Great Fielding Pitcher * Slow Down Bubbalouie! Pitch Smarter, Not Harder, by Varying Your Speeds * Triple A Squad: Taking the Inside Half
LEAGUE & TRAVEL PLAY * Off The Wall Â– We spotlight teams from across the country as posted on JuniorBaseball.comÂ’s Wall of Fame * The JB Tournament & Camp Schedule and Spotlight
LOVE TO PLAY * When I Was a Kid: DAVID ECKSTEIN * Collectors Corner Â– Where Will Your Interest in Baseball Take You?
LEAD THE PLAY * Coaches Clinic Â– 5 Creative Drills for Fun & Skills * In The Stands Â– Are We Having Fun Yet?
PLUS! * The 2012 Junior Baseball Equipment BuyerÂ’s Guide
OFF-SEASON TRAINING! Jam-packed with tips for your game!
OFFENSE * The AthleticsÂ’ DARIC BARTON: Making Solid Contact at the Plate * PressureÂ…or Opportunity? If You Believe, You Can Achieve * Making the Big Â‘DÂ’ The Myth of the Level Swing * Triple A Squad: How to Hit the Curve Ball * Rookie Club: The Importance of Bat Speed
DEFENSE * The IndiansÂ’ ASDRUBAL CABRERA: Making the Play from Shortstop * 10 Tips to Become a Great Catcher
PITCHING * The MarlinsÂ’ RYAN DEMPSTER: The Art of the Practical Joke * How to Read the Hitter
LEAGUE & TRAVEL PLAY * 10 Tips for Tryouts Â– What to Â‘DoÂ’ and Â‘DonÂ’tÂ’ When Trying to Make the Team This Spring * Journey to the State Championship Â– Cameron Hassert recaps his awesome season for the Slammers Colorado
LOVE TO PLAY * Fun Food & Fitness - Fighting Flu with Food * When I Was a Kid: The BravesÂ’ CHIPPER JONES * The 2012 Junior Baseball Training Aid & Safety Guide Â– A look at the top products for training and safety this year * Collectors Corner Â– The new rival to Topps
LEAD THE PLAY * Coaches Clinic Â– Making Batting Practice Efficient * In The Stands Â– The Sad Lessons from Time Spent with Ty Cobb