Coaching Baseball-Stay positive

When coaching baseball you can protect your credibility by never ever saying, “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 all a necessity to 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. So please keep this in mind when you are doing drills like taking ground balls. Keep the pace comfortable and the encouragement positive.

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