Sunday Setting Sights on Success
A question for youth baseball coaches, "Would you rather be thought of as a winning coach, or a coach that has a well coached team?" Of course, sometimes they go hand in hand, but not always. Teams that have the most talent usually win, but are not necessarily that well-coached. Some coaches recruit, choose, or simply have the best players, which lead them to become winning coaches, without having to add much coaching. Additionally, only one team wins the championships, but that does not mean all the other coaches are losers.
After explaining the difference between the "winning coach" and being a coach of a well-coached team, the coaches agree they prefer to be known as the latter, if they cannot be both, of course.
Players and Teams:
Having players that can hit, pitch, and run is a sign of a talented team, but having a well-coached team is different. Briefly, well-coached teams rarely beat themselves. It bears repeating, there are no better compliment a coach hears than, "Your team is well-coached." Finally, judging by the number of ingredients listed above the go into a well coached team, it is not an easy task, but the goal of all coaches.
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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