For those of you that have been subscribers to Tips From The Coach over the years, you may have noticed a change over the email newsletter since the beginning of the year. How could you not have noticed? Here are some of the changes that we’ve made:
- First of all, the email now has been coming to you once a week, rather than twice.
- Everything has been fresh and newly written. No more older emails repeated in their entirety. (hope you’re reading them, because it’s not easy to inform and entertain – but you’re all worth it).
- Now you’re getting more than just text-only emails. You’re getting rich emails with photos and sometimes videos (and yes, the video from last week, which is available here, now plays. Sorry about that. I put in all that work, and no one got to see it – until now).
- And finally, the web site redesign that you might have gotten a glimpse of, if you were a little bit curious and followed some links in recent emails, is good enough to go live.
- Graphic design experience for about 35 years (including a national award).
- Photography experience for over 35 years.
- Video production experience for a decade, with a focus on online presentation.
- Web site design and hosting experience for about 15 years.
- High school coaching experience.
- Coaching experience with a nationally-ranked select team that has had several hundred college players come through our organization and dozens of draft picks over the years.
- Owner of Ballplayers Academy, where we train ballplayers of all ages how to reach their potential. We train pitchers and hitter how to be most successful by training every aspect of their talent, personalizing everything for each athlete, and measuring almost everything (after all, how are you going to know if your instructor is worth your time and money if they aren’t responsible for an athlete’s performance? Most schools do this well through grades and report cards, but most athletic coaches truly suck at this).
- Founder of Player Profile Pages, where we help baseball (and softball players) get the best opportunity to be recruited with college recruiting videos done with the athlete’s best interests in mind.
- Editor of Baseball Player Magazine, a printed magazine and web site which covers the amateur baseball community (as of now, mostly in the New York area).
- Contributor to other web sites as well (in my “spare time”, bwahahahaha…)
- Speaker at coaches clinics around the country (just like Bruce).
Coach Bruce Lambin is NOT an easy act to follow. I hope you’ll give me the chance to prove myself to you. Please read my tips, watch my videos, and if you need any baseball instructional videos or supplies, please buy them from me. My family and I truly appreciate your patronage and support as a small business in the U.S.A.
So here you are, at our NEW web site. We love feedback, and welcome suggestions on how to improve for you.
I know when someone send out an announcement, like “It’s a Boy” it always means way more to them then it does to you. But I’m proud of what everything looks like. That won’t make the tips clear, effective, and valuable, but it will make it easier for you to get what we’re saying. But I plan to give you both great tips and a great design.
On a personal note, my friend Bruce Lambin is in the hospital right now. It was pretty much touch and go for a while, lots of things going haywire at once, but he’s definitely on the mend. First time in the hospital in over 25 years; the guy is both strong and stubborn! Following his favorite college team (sometimes by radio), the Ragin’ Cajuns, from his hospital bed. (His younger son Chase, graduated college from U of L). Anyway, Bruce is getting a little bit better each day, moving in the right direction.
If you’ve gotten any positive advice and coaching from Tips From The Coach over the years, it would be a nice gesture to please send “The Coach” a get well wish. (I know he’s going to kick my butt for writing this…but that’s what friends are for!) You can do that on Facebook, or send an email to a temporary account I’ve set up for this – email@example.com. I know he’d appreciate your good wishes as well as your thoughts and prayers.
Bruce and I thank you for your support. Pass on our tips to everyone who may benefit.
Thanks for being there for us. See you next week.