‘What would happen if…..”

* The following thoughts where inspired by a blog post written by Seth Godin.  You can find that post here. — Coaches/Parents….. what would happen… if we chose to: Find more 5 minutes for our player(s) Give more “high fives” Ask sincere questions Listen with intent Learn something new about our player(s) each day Laugh […]

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EP.19 Phil Cundari (Seton Hall U.) on To Be an Athlete Is to Be a Performer

On this episode, Phil shares what it takes to build a successful staff in the Northeast.  Phil also discusses how important is to get our best athletes on the mound, and how to go about supporting them as they learn the position. In addition, Coach Cundari details the parallels between an athlete, and an actor, […]

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EP.18 Scott Bradley (Princeton U.) on Being Willing to Lose Today in Order to Win Tomorrow

On this episode, Scott shares his philosophies on player development and discusses some of the approaches that are prohibiting our players from truly meeting their potential.  He gives you practical advice for managing games and designing practice plans that will promote individualized player development. Scott also provides advice on how to raise quality ballplayers, detailing […]

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No one truly enjoys being “dugout”

Let’s put aside whether we should ever yell at a player or not, some call that motivating. And arguments (no pun intended), solid ones, are made that some players need that approach, and respond well to it. However in a sport where in many cases there is a dugout, it is inappropriate for a coach […]

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“Courage does not always roar” – Mary Anne Radmacher

We should never mistake yelling as a form of coaching and as a display of control. Just because we can do it, it doesn’t mean we should do it. In fact, trying to teach while yelling is counter-productive and actually a display of being out-of-control.   In sports, baseball in particular, confidence is key. So […]

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