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Should My Son Play Other Sports in the Offseason?

From a pure baseball perspective, it is good for young players to rest their baseball specific muscles for periods of time throughout the year, especially pitching arms. Playing other sports keeps them athletic, agile, conditioned and active during the off season, and allows them to recover from a grueling in-season schedule. Read more

Staying Positive at the Plate: Tips from Former Major Leaguers

It is a proven fact that being positive will create better outcomes, regardless of the sport or situation being discussed. Here are some tips for players and parents alike for staying positive when at bat. Read more

How Aggressive Should a Hitter Be?

Often, young hitters either swing at everything, or are too patient to the point where they are taking too many very hittable pitches. Before going up to the plate think about these situations to determine how aggressive you should be while hitting. Read more

Balance Point Checklist: Mastering the Fundamentals of Pitching

In today's game, velocity and strikeouts are discussed all the time. I believe, however, that the basic fundamentals of pitching mechanics, specifically the balance point, are much more important to a young pitcher’s development. Read more

Q&A with ProCoach Nick Green: Playoff Baseball from the Dugout

With playoff baseball upon us, UP17 decided to sit down with ProCoach Nick Green to discuss his playoff baseball experiences. Read more

Dale Murphy Talks UP17 on the Boom Boom Room – News Radio 570 WKBN

UP17 spokesman Dale Murphy recently went on air with Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, retired boxing champ and host of the Boom Boom Room. Read more

Former Oriole Joe Mahoney Talks Post-Baseball Life – WBAL 1090

Joe Mahoney sat down with Brett Hollander from WBAL NewsRadio 1090 to discuss life after his baseball career and how he’s still getting his daily dose of baseball by working as UP17’s Director of Operations Read more

UP17 Giveaway with Desi Relaford – Clubhouse Conversation

Desi Relaford and Dave O are teaming up to give five kids a free Lesson Package from an UP17 ProCoach. Listen to find out how to enter. Read more

Catch UP17 at the Travelball National Championships

The UP17 team will be joined by two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy, 14 year Major Leaguer Brian Jordan, and UP17 ProCoaches Nick Green and Brian Tollberg at the 2016 Travelball National Championships in Marietta, GA. Read more

Desi Relaford Interviewed on UP17 Baseball App – WCBS New York

ProCoach Desi Relaford recently appeared on the Jeep Sports Desk on CBS New York to discuss UP17. Read more

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