It is common for players to grow tired and practice less as the baseball season winds down. That may seem funny as summer just begins, but many youth baseball and softball players finish around the fourth of July, or soon after. With that in mind, I try to have my players make one more practice push about a month before the end for a few reasons. One, they want to finish strong. The last thoughts of the season in the players head are best when positive ones. More important, the coaches remember how players finish more than their start. When thinking of choosing teams for next season coaches think favorably upon players that improve season long and they remember the end more, too. Finally, many teams have late summer and fall baseball tryouts, so that one more big practice push helps for making the team, again.
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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