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Care More/Care Less

Hello, You're reading this, so you care about something. Maybe it's baseball. Maybe it's coaching. Maybe it's both. Anyhow, thanks for caring enough to read. Hopefully as you read through this brief article it will grab your attention a bit and impact the way you coach. The title "Care More/Care Less" doesn't really seem to make much sense, but it makes more sense than you might think. Let me do my best to explain... I've been around baseball my whole life. I started swinging the bat and throwing the ball before I got out of diapers. Because I was around baseball so much I was exposed to different people along the way. Different types of players and different types of coaches. Diffe

Communication Needs Improvement

People in a place of power should first of all be fit to be in power and second of all not abuse that power I recently witnessed a youth coach doing a horrible job communicating and it needs to change because he was just one example of a much larger group of coaches. He’s not the only one who does it. From what I’ve seen, it’s all over the place. Tons of coaches are doing it. And it’s not helping. They are the problem. It’s not always the player. The problem, however, is that so many coaches choose to make the player feel like they are the problem which is not always the case. Yes, there are times where the player is being a “problem player” but many times, I have seen that the coaches

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