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Are you a parent who is wondering how to keep your son/daughter grounded while still helping them chase their dream?

To do so we must first establish our primary objective as a parent. It is to use all the tools at our disposal to seek out and cultivate parenting moments from everything in our children’s lives. As much as we enjoy sport and watching our children play, our primary job is parenting and not spectator, fan, and surely not agent.

We believe baseball/softball is in place to support our efforts as parents and it’s our job in life to align our players with like-minded individuals and programs that allow them to develop athletically while encouraging healthy lifelong habits for strong character.

Is the madness of youth sports overwhelming to you as a player or parent?

It’s become common place to become a parent and player who is constantly positioning within the team or organization for playing time. We’ve begun keeping score before the players can even tie their own shoe. We are grading and ranking players as early as 8 years old while publishing statistics and cybermetric in online publications for the world to review all while forgetting one HUGE issue. We failed to prepare our players physically, emotionally and mentally for life, let alone the game, before we threw them out in front of the world to fail. And fail they must, because this game is hard and made for the most successful to taste failure as most know it regularly.

Are you ready to take control of your own personal journey and wash out all the noise surrounding youth baseball/softball?

At last, a program that supports the parent and players focus on player development from a holistic perspective. Combining the most advanced baseball/softball skill development program with the mental and emotional structure in place to support physical development for all ages.

Damage Hitter Shield

Damage Hitter Shield

How you ask?

Simply put, we give parents and players an easy to follow mental and emotional system that allows them to focus on what it takes to reach their potential. Our mental focal points allow the player and the parent to emotionally relax on the typical stress of the game. It’s proven that focusing on what you’ve always focused on or what most amateurs players and parents focus on just doesn’t work.

Our Mission

We help parents and players to focus their effort on the utilization of advanced fundament baseball/softball skills for the development of life skills through the lessons learned within baseball/softball. We use our vast knowledge of the inner workings of skill development at the highest level to draw the parallels to life needed to allow everyone the opportunity to make an impact on the people they work with in the game for the rest of their life. We inspire parents and coaches to nurture their players passions in a healthy manner of excellence to impact them in all aspects of life.

Coach Karl Carswell, Damage Hitter Founder

Baseball, as in life, is all about making adjustments. Karl Carswell a Major League Baseball Scout in the Midwest has developed The Damage Hitter program around that truth. His personal and professional experience from all levels of youth baseball, college baseball, and MLB scouting has allowed him the foresight to develop a program based on well rounded life skills approach that not only helps player reach their potential as hitter, but emphasizes them reaching their potential in life.

Damage Hitter does not stop there. The priority of Damage Hitter is to develop the player, the coach, and the parent into a holistic community based on strong mental health through knowledge, caring, and encouragement. Combining the best baseball hitting techniques, mechanics, body motion, and fitness available today with life skills for all aspects of people involved in the game we love.

Damage Hitter Shield



“It’s all practice until you get to the BIG LEAGUES.


– Karl Carswell