Aspects of Good Coaching:
Here are some suggestions. Some are common sense but others have to be worked on a little.
· Be firm but fair when it comes to discipline.
· Demand promptness in yourself and your players.
· Be positive when giving instruction or offering constructive advice.
· Do NOT be overly concerned with your
· Make the evaluation and opinion of your players yours, not a combination of other coaches, parents and outsiders. You have the first-hand knowledge of them so don't let popular opinion sway your thinking.
· Learn to delegate responsibility to your assistants.
· Communicate with your assistants.
· Demand that your players hustle at all times.
· Do not allow profanity.
· Do not allow the throwing of equipment.
· Your coaches going to the coaching boxes should run, not walk. Set a good example.
· All coaches should be in the game on every pitch. Be alert for all mistakes made on defense; i.e. positioning and mental errors. When a coach comes to realize that baseball is played one pitch at a time, an entire new world opens up for him and he becomes much more effective.
· Use your voice during games. It is an asset and your players are used to hearing it. Don't become mute when the game begins.
Win-Loss record. The success of your players' development is not dependent on your wins and losses.