Coaching Baseball Infielders
Baseball Coaches, protect your credibility. When doing drills like this, from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, Ground balls, never ever say, “it doesn’t hurt,” or “don’t be afraid”. Number one, it does hurt and they will know you are either a liar, or naïve. And number two, you have to be brain dead not to have some fear. Fear of pain, fear of failure, especially when hitting, are a necessity for bravery. If there’s nothing to fear, there’s no need to be brave. Young players, especially, need to know that fear is a normal thing that needs to be dealt with.