April 17, 2020 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Amazing Coaching System Explored: Jesuit High School’s Miguel Menendez utilizes a plan that coordinates everybody who works with his players so skills are mastered with precision. 

• Eric Wedge Resuscitates Sleeping Giant: Former 10-year Big League manager utilizes plenty of tools he acquired in pro ball to turn Wichita State’s program around and into the national spotlight.

• NCAA Div. I Eligibility Extended 1 Year:
NCAA Div. I Council votes to allow baseball players and all spring sports athletes an additional season of competition and refines the rules so universities don’t suffer financially in the process.

• Editorial: Roster Sizes Will Grow To Incredible Numbers: Next fall, NCAA Div. I programs in baseball will have upwards of 50 players show up due to new recruits and players who have been extended a year of competition.

• Rudy Arguelles Overcomes Jobs From Hell: Riverside City College skipper is a lesson for everyone that tough times can be overcome.

• Junior College Players Will Retain Eligibility: Junior college baseball players will be given an extra season of participation while JC transfers who arrive at NCAA Div. I schools next fall will not see a year of eligibility burned.

Receives Special HonorDuke’s Chase Cheek receives 2019-2020 All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of The Year Award..

NCAA Committee Extends Recruiting Dead Period: Division I Council Coordination Committee extends recruiting dead period until May 31.

High School Coach Dies Of Coronavirus: Coach Ben Luderer of Cliffside Park H.S. (NJ) passes away from complications related to the coronavirus over the last weekend of March.

Charlie Greene Column: Why do ex-catchers routinely throw superb batting practices?

• LSU Leads USA In Attendance: Tigers lead NCAA Div. I in attendance for 25th straight season as LSU averages 10,296 per game this season.

• Fabulous Baseball Products: Collegiate Baseball explores great products that are worth taking a close look at.

Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Here are all the ins and outs of illegal assistance for base runners.

California C.C. Hall Of Fame: Former Los Angeles Pierce Coach Bob Lofrano will be inducted.

• Greatest Coaches Of All Time: LSU’s Skip Bertman revolutionized video instruction for players.

• Gary Ward Column: Keeping a journal can be valuable tool for ball players, and here is how to keep one with precision.

• Secrets Of Great High School Coaches: Jerry Dawson utilized numerous tools that allowed players to excel at Chaparral High School (Scottsdale, Ariz.).

• Terrific Bunting Chart: Barbe High School’s Glenn Cecchini and pitchers make informed decisions with great data.

• Incredible Charts: Here are several that have helped great coaches across the USA.

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