A Good Strategy to Coaching

June 16, 2010 by  

A Good Strategy to Coaching

Most people appreciate other parents stepping up and volunteering their time to help coach a team. Coaching a team takes a lot of time, patience and dedication. As a coach, it is important to remind yourself that you are there for the kids and not everything is always about winning but more importantly making it a fun experience. Obviously the kids have more fun when they do perform to their ability and win. The best way to get players to perform is to make sure they feel comfortable. Yelling and screaming at your players when they are not performing is not recommended. In most cases, this will make the players pressured and nervous and most players do not perform when nervous. If you want to make a point to a specific player, embarrassing them in front of the whole team is not the answer. Fingers do not need to be pointed.

Yes there are players that come up clutch when the game is on the line but that is a different story. This is a different type of pressure. Players that are scared of their coach often fail. Make sure that as a coach, you have a good relationship with each and every player on the squad. This can sometimes lead to untalented teams beating the very best.

It is rare that freshmen and sophomores in high school or college actually step up and perform, this is usually due to comfort level. After a player gets a year or two under their belt, they usually play much better. This is because the player is used to everything going on around them. This also happens in professional baseball. Most rookies don’t always put up impressive numbers, but rather do so a couple years later. So as a coach please remember to be patient with your players, especially the hitters. And just because someone is not performing, it does not mean there is something wrong with their mechanics. Usually it is because of a weak mental approach. Confidence, Concentration and Relaxation are all key parts to being a successful baseball player. Try to find out what your player is thinking and how they feel while on the field whether it be hitting or pitching, then go from there.