Even the most successful baseball hitters have a great deal of failure. Handling that failure is the key. I try to give players something to help in the form of a quick mantra like RBI, when things do not go according to the hitting plans. RBI stands for Relax, Breathe, Improve. Instead of beating themselves up after outs, players learn to say RBI, an obvious baseball term for runs batted in so its an easy thing to remember. Immediately thinking relax, breathe, improve helps them prevent the negative energy from getting too upset after hitting failures.
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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