Here’s what we're all about...
As Baseball Dads, we see baseball as the vehicle not the destination. It’s a vehicle to teach our sons the values of responsibility, dedication and team work. There’s a less 1% chance that he will play any higher than high school baseball, but we know there’s a 100% chance that he’ll grow up to be a father, husband and leader. We’re using baseball as a tool set him up for a successful life.
WE STILL TRAIN HARD, PLAY HARD & TRY AND HELP OUR TEAMS WIN.
Hold that thought...
Here’s some stats.
There are 6.8 million Little Leaguers world wide.
There are 2.4 million High School players world wide.
There are 90,000 college players world wide.
There are 8000 Minor League Players.
1000 Major League Players.
There’s a 0.001% chance your son play professional baseball.
Having said that, we strive for excellence in everything that we do. So, learning the game, training for the game and mastering the skills of the game are a major part of that. There’s enormous lessons in competitive sports and striving to be your best that will carry him for the rest of his life.
A DAD WHO MISSED HIS MOMENT
I was inspired to make this program after a phone call I had with the Dad of an 18 yr old player. He opened the call saying “Baseball has cost me my relationship with my son”. This was not a crazy baseball dad. This was a good man who just messed up. He went on to tell me He did 3 things wrong:
1. He pushed his kid way to hard
2. He put him in the wrong programs
3. He trusted the wrong coaches.
Well, after hearing this, God snapped me into action and I knew I had to create something that would prevent any father from ever having to be in the same position.
Who am I?
I am Paul Reddick and I use baseball as a tool to help Dads (and Moms) have stronger relationships with their sons.
I flunked off the baseball team my Sophomore year of High School, blew just about every chance I ever had as a player and never made the most my his potential.
I don’t have a sob story about hurting my arm or getting screwed over by a coach...I had every chance and I blew it.
I didn't know that this would
be the best thing that ever happened to me
because, God dropped me into coaching and I found my true calling.
I was blessed with mentor after mentor who taught me the game, guided me when I screwed up and instilled a value system that holds true to this day.
14 years of my life was spent as the Director of The Yogi Berra Museum baseball camp and I was also the resident speaker the Museum. I spoke to tens and thousands of students about teamwork, sportsmanship and anti-bullying.
Yogi was an amazing man. He’s exactly who you thought he was...humble, kind and fun to be around.
I’ve written a few books... The New Rules Of Baseball Instruction and Co-Authored The Picture Perfect Pitcher with Tom House.
I served as an associate scout for Pittsburgh Pirates, a state delegate for USA Baseball and coached in the Montreal Expo farm system.
My pitching course, The 90mph Club, is used by more pitchers than any other pitching training program ever created.
Which is funny because...
When I was failing off the baseball team, I had a guidance counselor say “Paul, you’re stupid and you can forget about baseball”. He was wrong...about both :). Part of my mission is to make sure, as leaders, we choose our words carefully, because they stick.