Motivational Mondays Tip of Day
I often find myself saying things as, "Even the big leaguers have flaws" and "Baseball skill work is a continual process, and one where you never quite master it," to my baseball students.
In an earlier post, I wrote of the importance of having success makers for baseball players, those little actions that spur players to focus and give them the best chance for success. On the other side, and just as important, is for coaches to be on the lookout for negative success makers, words, and actions that prevent players from the opportunities for success.
It is difficult to look into another's mind to know their thoughts and the current state of their confidence, but most players give off indications of negative success that gives coaches clues to those. Good coaches are on the lookout for negative success makers and do their best to turn them into positive ones. That is an ongoing process, which takes time, but the ability to turn a pessimistic player into an optimistic one is the sign of a truly great coach. Following are common negative success makers that many ballplayers display. Over time these begin to wear on players, and teams, to the point where playing is no longer fun.
Negative Success makers lead to early exits from the playing fields for many ballplayers. Coaches, who can help players to overcome those negative words and actions, help players' futures in life.
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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