Understanding how to set up a Long Term Development Plan for your baseball/softball players. Also, learn what is detrimental to a youth players development. As Coaches, Organizations, Presidents of Leagues, we need to begin organizing baseball programs so players have more fun, practice more, following the rules of windows of trainability and get better individually so they have more fun. In the USA and some parts of the world we need to change our systems of competition and training so that we can see more players playing and also playing for a longer time period. We need to look at things like, to much specialization, to many games vs practices and number of injuries caused that reduces the life span of players. Yes we in the USA have 26 million amateur players and will produce some very good elite players. But we would be producing more, reducing injuries and having more players last longer and play the game. Things discussed. Since we are missing competition now because of the coronavirus, does this benefit or hurt young players, we delve into both areas. Long term Development plan, what it looks like and why is it a proven method to help players better enjoy the game. Canada has been instituting the LTDP for years and they show success, we discuss this area. Specialization at young ages is a development killer, why? We should the different ages groups and what kind of scales do you need for # of games and # of practices. We look at other countries that have instituted similar plans, developed their model with less competition based systems during the season at the young ages. How does traveling all the time to play become detrimental to the long term development of young players. In certain systems there is so much pressure to compete, and what is the right balance. One of the most important phases of development is sleep and recovery. Why? Where does strength fit in the windows of trainability, you will be surprised. Teaching players to be self evaluators of their skills and using the coaches help is very important. Concentrating on your strengths and understanding your areas of potential (better way to phrase weaknesses) Be careful of always telling young players how good they are, why? Movement is critical in the early ages of windows of trainability, why? Getting players to be part of the decision making is critical. Utilizing weighted baseballs to gain velocity can be detrimental if you do not understand when is the right time. There are times to use weighted objects to teach the body to move in space. And so much more. Jeff Krushell www.krushperformance.com Twitter @JeffKrushell Your host Peter Caliendo Web Site: www.baseballoutsidethebox.com Twitter @baseballout You Tube subscribe at Peter Caliendo for all the updates.