Coaching Baseball Infielders
When coaching baseball, protect your credibility. For example, when doing ground ball drills like this one from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, 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, is a necessity to bravery. If there’s nothing to fear there’s no reason to be brave. Young players, especially, need to know that fear is a normal thing that needs to be dealt with.