The Staying Power of Baseball!

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From the Founder: The Staying Power of Baseball!

with Scott Hacker – Founder of Baseball Youth

The history of baseball in our nation stretches all the way back to the late 1700s, long before Facebook became our news feed, the iPhone became our personal computer and before anyone could have imagined two muscle-bound mega-sluggers like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on the same team (good luck, AL East pitchers!). Throughout those 200+ years, rule changes to baseball have altered the game, but not its core values. Inevitably, what you put into the game determines how much you get out.

USA Baseball’s new bat standards is another of those rule changes and presents a new set of competitive dynamics for youth players and their parents beginning January 1st of next year. As you’ll find in this edition of Baseball Youth, we’ve taken a close look at how the new regulations could impact quality of play, confidence of youth athletes and the proverbial household pocketbook. While no one knows exactly how the introduction of [new BBCOR/details] will affect performance on the diamond short-and long-term, here’s one near certainty: Baseball will continue to serve as a staple of American society and a key vehicle for our nation’s youth to build and hone skills of responsibility, grit, teamwork, preparation and selflessness. I, for one, am proud to positively contribute to this game and all those who directly – and indirectly – step on fields of play.

As is the case with the game itself, Baseball Youth is also evolving. We’re excited to roll out a new website, which will serve as your home for everything youth baseball-related, including player rankings, event recaps, personal interest stories, product reviews and more. With over 500,000 social media followers across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, plus tens of thousands more who visit our websites monthly, Baseball Youth and Athletx Sports Group have a responsibility to thoroughly and creatively tell the important stories of youth baseball. I think you’ll love what we have in store.

Baseball Youth certainly hasn’t been around since that first pitch back in 1791, but after building a neat brand for the past 13 years, we’re incredibly excited about what the next 13 have in store. Pick up the mag, open the website, click your social feed. Join our squad.



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