We often hear about athletic burn out from players over playing, and everything that goes into baseball preparation. Often overlooked is coaching burnout. A common youth practice seen goes like this, the head coach spends the first ten minutes of practice talking to one of the parents. Good coaches want to coach and not have to deal with too much extra.
how to avoid coaching burnout
I have heard this sentiment and seen it often at the higher levels of baseball coaching, "The head coach is just an administrator." Head coaches and managers have so many extra things to deal with besides the on the field stuff. There is the media, front office, league officials, and other off the field things that occupy much of their time.
Of course, youth baseball coaches are not immune to some of those either. Additionally, youth baseball coaches have parents to deal with, along with getting fields ready, game scheduling and travel arrangements.
The point is that so much extra time goes into coaching that head coaches must prepare, so they do not become overwhelmed with non-game things and so they can coach on the field as much as possible and avoid coaching burnout.
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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