I have a new favorite podcast called Youth Baseball Talk with Jim Cromer. One day while scrolling through iTunes I decided to look for a podcast related to a subject I think about everyday, youth baseball. I found Jim Cromer’s Youth Baseball Talk and gave it a listen. The intro music began (John Fogerty’s Centerfield – the best baseball song ever, right) and I was hooked. If you are the parent of a young ball player, Jim’s content is right up your alley. Jim Cromer (baseball dad first, coach second) talks with a variety of guests regarding all aspects of youth baseball: development, coaching, recruiting, health and safety, the physical and mental components of player development, and much more. Weekly guests include local and national baseball experts.
The mantra at Youth Baseball Talk in reference to our role as parents is:
1) Celebrate your child’s effort and sportsmanship, above results such as winning and losing.
2) Do not coach from the stands.
3) Never yell at the ump.
4) Never yell at the other team or their coaches.
5) Stay away from the dugouts during the game.
6) The umpire is human and will make mistakes.
7) Cheer positively.
8) Root for the whole team, not just your son.
9) HAVE FUN!
10) “Your child’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.”
I am constantly on the lookout for information about Lefty’s development. I speak with coaches, players and parents everyday about topics that Jim and his guest address in these informative podcasts. I highly recommend you subscribe to Youth Baseball Talk. And I am not paid or perked to say so. I think if you like the content on this blog you will like this podcast.
Follow Youth Baseball Talk on Twitter at @podcastbaseball
Find on Facebook by searching for Youth Baseball Talk
or email host Jim Cromer at email@example.com