Moms and Baseball

Moms and Baseball

Moms and Baseball is a podcast for youth baseball moms, dads, coaches, and players. Co-hosts Diana Stephens and Stephanie Malley share their thoughts and stories--but more importantly, interview experts--relating to all levels of baseball: Little League / rec, travel / select, high school / showcase, college, and beyond. Plus look for appearances by special guest hosts, including Patrick and Trevor, for special Baseball Dads episodes and more! Check out our Facebook group, "Parents and Baseball." @momsandbaseball on Facebook and Instagram.


September 1, 2023 41 mins

Diana and Stephanie sit down to update a bit about what our summer baseball season looked like and try to examine where the newfound feeling of baseball burnout is coming from.

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This episode we are reviewing the WWBA 2026 Grads Tournament with special guest, Patrick Malley. The WWBA 15u National Championship took place at East Cobb Complex and surrounding Atlanta facilities.


PG East Cobb Complex 

Hog Mountain Sports Complex, Flowery Branch, GA 

Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta, GA

North Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA


  • Facility: 4/ 5 points 
  • Tournament Management: 4/ 5...
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We all know how all the expenses from travel baseball can add up over the season, so today we are going to talk about why you are spending too much money on travel baseball, and what you can do to lower the overall cost.

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Today we are talking about the inside scoop of college recruiting from a former Ivy League coach’s perspective. To help us with this topic we invited special guest Kayla Noonan. Kayla was the head softball coach at Columbia University for 14 years and she is sharing her expertise on recruiting, athlete characteristics coaches look for, and expectations as a college freshman.

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Today we are reflecting on our 15-years-combined experience of being a baseball parent and discussing all the things we have learned that we wish we knew when our kids started travel ball. Listen and find out what made our top 9 list.

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This is our 100th episode and we want to thank all our listeners for continuing to share and listen to our episodes. We are so proud and happy to create some great content for parents, coaches, youth athletes and anyone else that loves baseball.

Today, Stephanie interviews Keegan, her 15-year old son, to hear his perspective on some baseball topics. They discuss his favorite Little League memories, favorite tournament des...

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We are so excited to welcome back special guest Susana Lluch. Susana is Alek Manoah & Erik Manoah’s mom who previously joined us for Episode 65 back in November 2021. Today she joins Stephanie and Diana to catch up and talk baseball--especially the World Baseball Classic (WBC).


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Today we are discussing the dangers of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) including anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), some energy drinks, and also some dietary supplements. We invited special guest Don Hooton, Jr. to talk about this important topic and why it is such an important topic to him. Don discusses the warning signs and the dangers of these drugs to parents and youth athletes.

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Today we are discussing why nutrition is the most important piece of the performance puzzle for athletes. Our expert is Sports Dietitian, Tavis Piattoly. He's been working in the field of high performance and Sports Nutrition for the past 21 years designing personalized nutrition programs for high school, college, and professional athletes. 

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  • What to eat before, or during, tournament gam...
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February 10, 2023 29 mins

Today we are discussing our opinions about travel baseball and whether the travel baseball market is oversaturated with baseball organizations? And if there are too many teams, does it matter? What would that mean?

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We speak with a sports dietician about nutritional needs for young athletes.

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Today Diana interviews Xander, her 15-year old son, to hear his perspective on baseball. They discuss his experience with travel/select ball, rec ball and his thoughts on possible regrets, parent pet-peeves, the possibility of playing college baseball, and more.

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January 13, 2023 19 mins

Today we are talking about Damar Hamlin, commotio cordis and cardiac arrest, how it is relevant to baseball, and what if anything can be done to help prevent it.

We recently witnessed the clip of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsing after a collision with Bengals wide receiver in a NFL football game. People have speculated that Hamlin went into cardiac arrest from commotio cordis. Our understanding is that for comm...

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December 30, 2022 25 mins

Today we are sharing Stephanie's favorite episode of 2022, which was Episode 83: Moms and Pitch Counts.

Today's episode we are talking about pitch counts and why parents need to be aware. Tommy John surgery is on the rise and not just for MLB pitchers either. Diana and Stephanie discuss Tommy John surgery, pitch counts and rest days, recommendations for parents to protect their youth players arm, and pi...

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December 16, 2022 31 mins

For the last 2 episodes of 2022, we each pick our favorite episode to re-share. This is Diana's Favorite of 2022: Episode 73- College Athletic Recruiting with with Coach Renee Lopez

Coach Lopez is a 20-year coaching veteran, and an expert in the college recruiting process. She has served as the NCAA compliance director and has also learned the recruiting process from having worked as a high school varsity head coach...

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December 2, 2022 23 mins

Today is Part 2 of our mini-series with Lisa Messey.  Lisa is back to discuss college baseball camps, which were vital in the process of her son Drew's verbal commitment to University of Louisville as a 2026 grad. In particular, Lisa shares her son's experience at the week-long camp at Vanderbilt University.

In addition, Stephanie shares her son Keegan's experience at the College Day Workouts he did with th...

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In Part 1 of a 2-part series with return guest Lisa Messey, we discuss her son Drew's recent verbal commitment to the University of Louisville as a Class of 26 shortstop. Lisa walks us through what that process looked like for them, including the "why" and "how" of verbally committing as an underclassman.

Episode 74: College Baseball Camps
Episode 73: College Athletic Recruiting ...

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Ballparks of America, Week-long Tournament (12u & 13u)

Branson, Missouri

Grading Scale:
Fields: 5/5 points
Tournament Management: 4.5/5 points
Fees: 5/5
Restrooms: 4/5 points not many, long walk, a little messy
Umpires: 3/3 points
Concessions: 2/2 points
Miscellaneous: 5/5 points pins


Note: Our reviews are completely based on our own p...

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Today we spoke with guest Matt Distelrath about a unique hybrid of travel baseball and community/Little League baseball in St. Clair, Michigan. We also learn all about when Matt coached Jake Cronenworth, star baseball player with the San Diego Padres, in Little League and what Jake was like as a 12-year old.

Matt played both baseball and basketball at Concordia University, and then coached there for several years. He has a...

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October 7, 2022 15 mins

Today we explain the rule changes that will be implemented in MLB in the 2023 season.

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September 23, 2022 48 mins

In honor of National Suicide Prevention month,  we invited back our favorite Directors of Athletics-- Steve Young and Michael Gulino-- to discuss mental health of student athletes.

Steve Young is a current Director of Athletics at New Rochelle School District (just outside Manhattan).

Michael Gulino is a retired Director of Athletics from Byram Hills School District, also in New York.

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