• Hustle - how you practice is how you play
• Be competitive - play to win
• Respect and support each other - the golden rule
• Respect yourself - no foul language or personal remarks
• Play with poise - the game DOES start over with every pitch
• Enjoy the game - and have fun being a part of it
• Take pride in what you do - never be content with mediocrity
• Baseball is a team sport but demands individual effort
Take the fun out of sports and you'll take the child out of sports.
Your resulting goal is to help young people grow, mature and develop in to successful, well-rounded and respected adults.
Of course we all want to win,
but if winning is the only thing that counts,
you'll never have the pride and satisfaction that comes from your players success at life.
You have to coach for the right reasons. You must focus on teaching your players proper values. Important values to teach include discipline, hard work, conquering fear and tension, having pride in their selves and their teammates, establishing attainable goals, and more importantly striving to accomplish those goals.
Don't coach for the wrong reasons, such as boosting your ego or wanting to be in the limelight.
Don't use your players to fan your ego because then they become pawns instead of people.
A) Require respect
Kids sense a pushover, and will take advantage and walk all over you Anonymous Surfer. You'll get no drills done, no practices will be productive, games will be sloppy. The key is to set the ground rules right at the start, preferably in writing. Point out what you expect from your team, and what they can expect from you. And stick to it. Just like you must follow through with your threats of punishment with your own kids when they push it too far, you must be gentle but firm with a team.
B) Be prepared
Like a good scout, a good coach is prepared. That means you come to practices with a specific plan as to what you will be working... [continues]
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