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Back to the Future: Jax Cash

Back to the Future: Jax Cash

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Jax Cash made a name for himself on our site as a member of the Sparkle City Stars, the Carolina A's and the Diamond Devils. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Jax Cash 2009 JrDP - Do you hope to play college baseball one day and ...

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Five Winning Strategies From USA Baseball's 18U Head Coach

Five Winning Strategies From USA Baseball's 18U Head Coach

As a young boy growing up in Southern California, it was easy for USA Baseball 18U manager Glenn Checchini to develop a passion for baseball. His most vivid memory is going to Dodgers games as a 5-year-old with his grandfather to watch Sandy Koufax pitch his final season in 1966. “We sat in the first row, righ...

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Picking The Right Baseball Equipment

Picking The Right Baseball Equipment

Selecting proper equipment is crucial to the success of any player, whether you’re a beginner or looking to replace old gear. At one time, schools and leagues picked up the cost of bats, gloves, and other necessities. This is usually no longer the case, says Chris Bates, instructor and head of player developme...

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Qualities To Seek In A Leadoff Hitter

Qualities To Seek In A Leadoff Hitter

The leadoff hitter has many important roles in a lineup. As the team’s primary table setter, he or she helps set the tone for the offense. Of course, their primary goal is to get on base, whether from a hit, walk, or maybe even being hit by a pitch. But is being able to reach base the only quality coaches seek in...

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Back to the Future: Dallas Callahan

Back to the Future: Dallas Callahan

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Dallas Callahan made a name for himself on our site as a member of the UBC Venom and the Carolina Magic. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Dallas Callahan 2009 Jack Hennessy, Jeremiah Stewart, Josh Bledsoe, and Dallas Callahan all ...

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Five Solo Hitting Drills

Five Solo Hitting Drills

There’s a reason why there are so few .400 hitters. And with hitting being as difficult as it is, it’s understandable to see why young hitters would want to practice their craft, even when they might not have anyone to work with. Quincy (Massachusetts) Little League coach Cody MacLeod shared five hitting drills you...

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Six Tips for Maximizing Conditioning Through Nutrition

Six Tips for Maximizing Conditioning Through Nutrition

The end of a season doesn’t necessarily mean months of rest for baseball and softball players, especially if they take part in fall ball or instructional leagues. While players put a lot of effort into honing their physical skills, healthy eating habits are just as crucial to their development. The concept of ...

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Back to the Future: Jake Swartz

Back to the Future: Jake Swartz

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Jake Swartz made a name for himself on our site as a member of the Greenville Joes, the Upstate Mavericks and the UBC Venom. Year What Junior DIamond Prospects had to say about Jake Swartz 2010 Jake Swartz, C - On a day where there were a lot of hit...

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Jay Criscone Super NIT (Lexington) - 12U

Jay Criscone Super NIT (Lexington) - 12U

Area Scout Contributor:  Lukas Ray September baseball always calls for the most exciting action at the Major League level, and it's no different when considering the USSSA action across the state, as this past weekend saw the Jay Criscone Super NIT being held across the Palmetto State. And once again, Junior Diam...

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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 Fall 2016 season is&n...

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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 Spring 2017 season is upon us with tournaments across the state. What better way is there to earn some extra spending money than watching America's pastime played by the stars of tomorrow? We have openings throughout the state in all areas and can have interested workers start as soon as possible. Anyone interested in being an area scout for Junior Diamond Prospects - and being compensated (from $17-20 a game for complete writeup) - should This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Feb 25-26 Spring Training Classic Augusta USSSA
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We've featured many talented players over the past couple of years. In this Junior Diamond Prospects feature, our subscribers 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.

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