I've spend over ten years and more than a thousand hours developing this site in addition to working and coaching. Although I enjoy working on it, I told myself from the beginning I wouldn't sacrifice family time to develop the site. Trying to be a good husband and great Dad have to be my first priorities. That has meant many late nights and early weekend mornings at the local coffee shop plugging away at developing content and responding to email. I certainly hope that it pays of financially someday simply to be able to devote more time
to doing something that I really enjoy. The reason I have mentioned all this here is not to give a testimonial to myself (although I realize it sounds that way), but to let everyone know how much it means to me when people take the time to send me an email letting me know that they enjoy the site or have benefited in some way. It's that feedback that has helped me to continue believing that I'm on the right track and this site has a bright future. Thank you for supporting QCBaseball!
- Don Edlin
The following are a few of the great emails I have received over the years:
"I have taken full advantage of all of your coaching tools, drills and articles on your site. I have gone from a Dad getting involved to one of the most in demand managers in our league. Winning is fun, but it is not a priority for me. Watching these kids have a great time and learning to love the game of baseball is all I need to justify the time involved.
I am a board member for our league this season. I have put together a Manager Manual that our entire league has access to. I have recommended your site to the entire league. Especially the parent letter. I can't say enough about the value of that letter and what a difference it made for me."
Your site and the Jim Thompson books (Positive Coaching and The Double Goal Coach) are the two best resources available. Keep up the great work.
- Rich V.
"I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful website. I'm a parent who's
been looking for ways to help me teach my 8-year old son the fundamentals of
the game. I, too, have visited many sites, some of which were helpful, but your
site is by far the most detailed, best written, and best designed I've found.
I'm amazed at the time (and money!) you've spent on this project. But it's
obvious on every page how much you love the game. You've given me the
inspiration to do my best to make learning fun for my son (and for me, too!). I
have already passed your site info. on to my son's coach. I just wanted you to
know that what you're doing is very much appreciated!"
- Larry B.
"What an outstanding website! As a former high school player and part-time
coach, I thought it would be fairly easy to teach kids what I knew. Boy was I
wrong. I turned to the internet to try and find drills that would not only be
productive, but fun as well. I went through all of last year searching without
any luck. Today, 1 week before our draft, I found your website. It is an
incredible website, one that has everything I was looking for. Drills, teaching
methods, philosophy, etc. I am anxious to put some of the things you have
talked about to use with my team. Thank you once again for a great teaching
tool for us coaches looking to teach kids how to have fun, improve their game
and enjoy baseball."
- Todd K.
"Just wanted to say Thank you for the great website. Great information for
this new coach. It sounds like baseball gave a lot to your life, so thanks for
giving back to baseball."
- Ray K.
"Incredible site! My favorite LL baseball website."
- Jeffrey J.
"Coach Edlin, I am writing to tell you thank you for the site you have
created and kept up...I showed up at my sons first game prepared to help his
coach in anyway I could. My son's coach, showed up fifteen minutes late with no
equipment and no line up. At this point I decided I would never allow my son to
play under these conditions again. That night I came home and did a search on
the web for coaching tips and found about 100 sites selling books before I
finally found QC baseball. I was amazed at the content, the presentation, and
your ability to make the site a learning tool for anyone. With the help of your
site I have now coached two wonderful t-ball teams and I am on my way with my
second group of coach pitch kids. I have acquired many new friendships with
parents and coaches in our league. I have helped other coaches with teams in
older divisions, and I have even been asked to coach my leagues 10 year old all
star team, although I turned this opportunity down to work with my coach pitch
kids. Thanks to you and your site I gained the confidence I needed to go forth
and teach kids the greatest game known to man. I am forever indebted to you for
- Drew C.
"Thank You!! My son and I both love your Web Page. My son plays High School
Ball at the JV level and I am coaching his Summer Team. I wish I would have
found this years ago."
- Craig S.
"Thank you!!! I have been coaching baseball for 12 years now (4 sons) only
because I love the game, and enjoy teaching other kids. I thought I learned so
much the past 5 years, interchange with other coaches, games, BUT... I found
your website tonight, and am truly impressed with what you have done! I've only
been to a few of the pages, and I already know that I will be able to better
help the next generation of players that I will be coaching."
- Terry O.
"I have played two years of college baseball so I have some experience and
baseball knowledge, but your site has really helped me prepare better
practices. My players enjoy the drills that I have obtained from your site.
These drills have extended past my areas of expertise, pitching and catching,
and given my whole team a chance to improve.
Thank you for all of the help your site has provided"
- Jason S.
"I would like to commend you for the job you are doing with this web site.
I have spent the last 3 hours hopping from link to link trying to get some good
basic information on practice planning and good sound healthy approaches to
coaching youth baseball. I have found your site refreshing and really liked
your "about you" narrative."
- Gary P.
"Great site - one of the best that I have come across (and I have spent way
too many hours increasing my knowledge of baseball on the web!) The site is
comprehensive and well written."
- Tim W.
"I just wanted to take a moment and tell you I love your site! I appreciate
anyone who takes their personal time to put together something that can help so
many kids and their coaches."
- Robert H.
"Wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your webpage. I have been reading
it and am going to use a lot of what your are providing. The parent letter is
great. Thank you."
- Michael W.