3 Pillars of a Great Youth Baseball Team and Player (via Spiders Elite)


Over the past few months, you might’ve read a few of the outstanding articles posted by a Colorado-based organization called Spiders Elite Youth Baseball. I’ve never met or even spoken to the coaches. But I’m super impressed with their advice and instruction. They focus on essential things like character building, leadership, work ethic, mental toughness and putting teammates before self.

Their inspiring articles make their team seem so “got-it-together.” I can’t help but wonder if Spiders Elite parents are just as awesome as the coaches seem to be. Have they ever had to stop a game because two of their moms got into a slap fight in the bleachers, clawing the bedazzled rhinestones off each other’s matching “All About that Base” tank tops? (I still wear mine, even with half the rhinestones missing.) Have either of the coaches ever gotten ejected from a championship game for comparing the umpire’s calls to a sexual act that continues to be illegal in some states? I seriously doubt it.

But that’s beside the point. If you’re not familiar with Spiders Elite or their team, parent and player resources, below are some links to a few of my favorites.

While these have nothing to do with the specific rules or mechanics of baseball, they have everything to do with fostering success. Funny how that works sometimes…

Spiders Team Philosophy

Youth Baseball Team Philosophy: Put Your Core Values in Writing

spiders coaching contract

Youth Baseball Coach Contract

Spiders Player Contract

Youth Baseball Player Contract

Spiders Parent Contract

Youth Baseball Parent Contract

3 pillars

3 Pillars of a Great Youth Baseball Team


Angela Weight

Founder and publisher of Travel Ball Parents.com, Angela Weight is still a little shocked to be running one of the most popular youth sports parenting sites on the web. Click the ABOUT US tab to read her story.

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