Dear Athlete,

I was you before I hung up my cleats and left my jersey hanging with a lonely drape in my locker.

In the last decade, I’ve coached many like you. In doing so, I always seemed to take on an unofficial role as explainer of adult life. Growing up is hard, and I always felt privileged to be there for boys and girls like you.

Coach is a unique position. We influence and mentor, occupying an unique space — not mom or dad, not your teacher, not your brother or sister. …

Dan Blewett

I'm a former pro pitcher passing on lessons from my baseball career. On social @coachdanblewett and at or

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