Motivational Monday Tip of the Day - One-Sentence Pep Talk
What to Say When Only Five Seconds to Help a Ballplayer
There is so much knowledge coaches and parents want to impart to their team and kids, but there is not always the time. Additionally, kids do not want to listen to a big speech when they are nervous and focusing on the task at hand. If there are only a few seconds to tell kids one thing when the game is about to begin or for a big test that day, what do you say? "I love you man," is always good but that is a little dramatic and corny, especially if it is not your own child. Here it is, bestspeech of your life:
"Believe in yourself" and for the team "Believe in yourself and in each other."
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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