May 1, 2020 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• New Innovation For Baseball: Marc Rardin explains how he took full advantage of new NCAA rule to not only produce unpickable signs but also speed up games. 

• Butch Thompson Explains High Tech Scouting System: Days of cutting tape, scouting in person are nearly extinct.

• NCAA Div. 3 Suffers $7.6 Million Deficit For 2019-20:
Cancellation of winter and spring championships due to coronavirus causes big problem.

• Editorial: Wisconsin Makes Bad Decision With Seniors: Colossal mistake made by by not allowing seniors in spring sports to return in 2021 despite opposite ruling by NCAA Division I Council.

• Elite Coaches Explained By Pat Williams: After interviewing 800 key people, he finds out what makes fabulous coaches the way they are.

• The Best Coaches In College Baseball History: LSU’s Hall of Fame Coach Skip Bertman had an ingenious system to calling pitches in games with precision, and he breaks down how he did it.

Pitcher’s Response To Batter’s Stance, SwingJerry Weinstein, Andy McKay give 26 batter characteristics and how a pitcher should exploit them.

Overcoming Torture: Jim Brady won $1.8 million jury award after retaliation, harassment by school administrators at Missouri-St. Louis.

Gary Ward Column: Find a top mentor who exhibits greatness, and you will find many answers to becoming an elite level coach.

Arizona State’s Bobby Winkles Dies: One of the greatest coaches in college history, who led the Sun Devils to three national titles, passes away at the age of 90.

• Nova H.S. Head Coach Pat McQuaid Steps Down: One of the greatest high school coaches in history retires from Nova High School (Davie, Fla.). His amazing system is explored in detail.

• Ruleball With Rich Marzzzi: It is important to know ‘Protection’ rules in baseball.

Book Reviews: Two superb books hit the market in The Team and The Sons Of Chester: A Tale Of Small Town Boys, Baseball, and Very Big Dreams.

Tom Kovic Column: Families in recruiting process must have clear direction moving forward

• NCAA Revises Eligibility Standards For H.S. Graduates: High school students intent on playing NCAA Div. I or II baseball whose final semester of their senior year was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic will have several pathways to meet the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements this year.

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