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10 Pieces of Youth Baseball Coaching Advice

10 Pieces of Youth Baseball Coaching Advice

Dan Spring was drafted in 2003 by the Detroit Tigers, and has spent the last 10 years providing instruction for over 17,000 youth baseball players. He currently runs the Spring Training Baseball Academy in Palos Verdes, California and runs the Eye Black Academy, a youth baseball instruction site. 10 Things For Coaches...

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2015 Pre-Season Player Rankings

2015 Pre-Season Player Rankings

Junior Diamond Prospects Scouting Director Richard Edwards has kept his finger on the pulse of youth baseball in South Carolina for a long time and his annual "Player Rankings" feature is always a huge hit with our subscribers. This is the fifth year he has rolled out his comprehensive rankings of players he has s...

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Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Former South Carolina standout and recent inductee into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame and MLB'er, Landon Powell, has made Greenville his home. He is currently in his first season as the head baseball coach at North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC. Powell also operates a state of the art baseball instructional f...

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Back to the Future: Hayden Heflin

Back to the Future: Hayden Heflin

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Hayden Heflin made a name for himself several times over the years as a member of the Carolina Fury and the Shockwave on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Hayden Heflin 2008  Heflin had an impressive day at the ...

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Chasing Dreams

Chasing Dreams

By Richard Edwards   About this time every year thousands upon thousands of young boys pick up a baseball bat and a leather glove for the first time and a love affair begins. There is something quite special about this game. It draws to it an affection that can't be explained, an affection that stays with you fo...

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Cameron Weston

Cameron Weston

The Palmetto Diamondbacks took home five U.S.S.S.A. titles during the fall season and currently are ranked #2 in the state in the 11U AAA division. One prominent reason for their success in the fall was the play of our next featured player in the Junior Diamond Spotlight, Cameron Weston. In search of the top young tale...

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Area Scouts Wanted!

Area Scouts Wanted!

Would you like to have some extra cash in your back pocket? Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, AAU, Little League or Dixie Youth games? If so, we could use your help to write up contests and identify the top talent in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina. The 2014 season is&n...

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Jr DP Spotlight

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Cameron Williams

Cameron Williams

Our next guest in the Junior Diamond Spotlight is currently a “Wrenegade” but one day he hopes to be wearing the bl...

Xavier Anderson

Xavier Anderson

The "X-Factor" has been called the "undefineable something that makes for star quality". It may not be a single thi...

Carson Rowland

Carson Rowland

The Carolina Reds organization has been around for more than a decade, developing some of the top baseball talent i...

Travis Elliott

Travis Elliott

So, what is this young man doing playing on a 13U team with one of the top travelball organizations in the state? B...

Charlton Commander

Charlton Commander

The Junior Diamond Spotlight returns today to feature one of the top young players from the Midlands area of South ...

Jordan Beatson

Jordan Beatson

Our next featured player in the Junior Diamond Spotlight comes from the Midlands of South Carolina. Although his fa...

Kyler Reagan

Kyler Reagan

The film The Natural, starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall, was nominated for four Academy Awards...

Lawson Bagwell

Lawson Bagwell

The Hub City Heat have been nominated for the Junior Diamond Prospects Team of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. This...

Chase Hood

Chase Hood

Baseball players from small towns? Oh yeah, more common than you might think. The New York Yankees Travis Haffner f...

Zachary Cecil

Zachary Cecil

The Carolina A's enter the fall season as one of the top 13U teams in the state. Their success at the lower age div...

Aidan Massey

Aidan Massey

Today, Aidan Massey joins a rather long list of teammates with the SC Crush who have been featured in the Junior Di...

Rylan Brown

Rylan Brown

We haven't featured any young men who could drive a truck, a tractor and an ATV, at least at the time they were fea...

Peyton Nelson

Peyton Nelson

Some kids can't help but have baseball in their blood because they are around the game so much. Our next guest in t...

A.C. Heaton

A.C. Heaton

The Carolina A's just finished in the top 8 at the prestigious Cooperstown Dreams Park (week #3) tournament this pa...

Daniel Wetmore

Daniel Wetmore

We flip the Junior Diamond Spotlight switch to the [On] position again, bringing to light another promising young p...

Luke Ivester

Luke Ivester

One thing we have seen for sure this spring is a number of quality arms in the 10U division. One of those good wing...

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usssaUSSSA rankings by age division are now updated!

On Deck: 2015 tournament coverage from around the state of South Carolina, Individual player spotlights including Nathan Smith (Hit House Havoc), Matt Farrar (Carolina Cyclones), Bryton Ward (West End RiverDogs Blue), updated pitcher peak velocities and flamethrower recognition, Photo Gallery of the top prospects... and much more!

Upcoming tournaments:

Dates Tournament Name Location Organization Link
Mar 14-15 Rawlings Swing into Spring Lexington USSSA Click here
Mar 14-15 Rawlings Swing into Spring Walterboro USSSA Click here
Mar 14-15 Rawlings Swing into Spring Georgetown USSSA Click here
Mar 14-15 Winter Mania Bow Net Championships Gaffney Top Gun Click here
Mar 14-15 Winter Mania Bow Net Championships Spartanburg Top Gun Click here
Mar 14-15 Winter Mania Bow Net Championships Myrtle Beach Top Gun Click here
Mar 21-22 Easton Spring Global Qualifier Aiken USSSA Click here
Mar 21-22 Easton Spring Global Qualifier Sumter USSSA Click here
Mar 21-22 Total Control March Madness Georgetown Top Gun Click here
Mar 28-29 South Carolina Spring State Championship Upstate USSSA Click here
Mar 28-29 South Carolina Spring State Championship Lexington USSSA Click here
Mar 28-29 South Carolina Spring State Championship Summerville USSSA Click here
Mar 28-29 Super Regional Batting Helmet Tournament Sumter Top Gun Click here
Apr 4 Easter 1 Day Shootout Lexington USSSA Click here
Apr 4 Easter 1 Day Shootout Walterboro USSSA Click here
Apr 11-12 April Fools Challenge Upstate USSSA Click here
Apr 11-12 April Fools Challenge Lexington USSSA Click here
Apr 11-12 Coastal Spring State Championship North Charleston/Summerville USSSA Click here
Apr 11-12 Coastal Spring State Championship Georgetown USSSA Click here
Apr 11-12 Battle of the Borders North Myrtle Beach Top Gun Click here
Apr 18-19 Easton Battle of the Bats Lexington USSSA Click here
Apr 18-19 Easton Battle of the Bats Walterboro USSSA Click here
Apr 18-19 Easton Battle of the Bats Aiken USSSA Click here
Apr 18-19 Super NIT (Championship rings) Spartanburg Top Gun Click here
Apr 18-19 Super NIT (Championship rings) Gaffney Top Gun Click here
Apr 18-19 Super NIT (Championship rings) Georgetown Top Gun Click here
Apr 24-26 South Carolina Spring Super NIT Upstate USSSA Click here
Apr 24-26 South Carolina Spring Super NIT Lexington USSSA Click here
Apr 24-26 South Carolina Spring Super NIT Summerville USSSA Click here


diamond devils logoIs your team looking for top notch tournament competition against the better teams in this and neighboring states? If so, check out the 2014 South Carolina Diamond Devils tournament schedule for ages 9U-13U and get your team entered today. All events are CABA, AABC and Sandlott Baseball sanctioned. There is even a Saturday-only option for teams who want to take a Sunday off here and there. Opportunities to play exist all over the state. To view the full schedule of events, click here. For more information, go to www.diamonddevils.org or email Matt Ishee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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- Our 2014 Tournament Events have been posted on our website for the last month or so. You can view them @ the link below!! Registration for these events will become available soon! Please stay tuned for some information on January happenings including A revamping of our website along with announcement of our coaches meetings coming up! To view, click here

Todd JonesJrDP Quote of the Week: “I think humans are underneath a crotchet piece of cloth. We're underneath and we see all the knots and the strings hanging loose, but God is looking from the top of it and sees the picture being knitted around you. We can't see it because we're underneath. God is making this big masterpiece in your life." Todd Jones

facebook.jpgFacebook: JrDP is now on Facebook! Login to your account and search "Junior Diamond Prospects" and like us (now 1500+ strong) to receive notifications of site updates. To login, click here.

binoculars.jpgWho is looking for players? To view all, click here.

Who is looking for a team? To view all, click here.

 

boy_flipping_ball.gifWatch baseball, earn ca$h! JrDP Scouts needed: Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, Nations Baseball, Little League or Dixie Youth games tournament? If so, we could use your help to write up contests in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina, especially in the Florence, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston areas. The 2014-15 season is upon us with tournaments in every part of the state. What better way to earn some extra spending money than watching Americas pasttime played by the stars of tomorrow. Anyone interested in being an area scout for Junior Diamond Prospects - and being compensated - should contact Richard Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

heritage_park_scoreboard.jpgJrDP Scoreboard: In our continual efforts to improve the visibility of youth baseball in South Carolina, Junior Diamond Prospects is very excited to introduce the website's newest feature! Subscribers now have the ability to post game information on JrDP's Scoreboard for everyone to view...Go to the scoreboard.

Polls: Tournament brackets are now up. Chime in on who you think will take home the top honors each weekend in our JrDP Polls. These can be found under the advertisement on the right side of each page.

jrdp_logo.pngAdvertise on JrDP: Looking for widespread visibility? Want to sponsor an upcoming Junior Diamond Prospects event? Your business could possibly prosper from our rapidly growing exposure. For more information, click here.

 

Does your team/organization have a web site? Email your link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put it on our team page. To view "Team Links", look under Teams on the front page or click here.

 

Baseball paraphanalia.jpgLooking for players or a team in 2014-15? Are you looking for a player for the 2014-15 season? Are you looking for a team to play with? Maybe Junior DP can help. Send us what you are looking for and we will publish it. Please include city team is based out of or area that you live in, age group of the team or player for the 2014-15 fall season, and contact information (email address and/or phone number). Also, if your local league is having registrations, send us that information and we will publish it as well. Email Richard Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


JrDP Spotlights:
We've featured many talented players over the past several months, and we plan to bring you more and more spotlights as we move through the 2014-15 season. In this Junior Diamond Prospects feature, our subscribers will learn more about who the better players are, what they like about the game, what they like to do off the playing field, and more. Stay tuned