I am all for online education. I received my associates, bachelors, and masters online. Some people don’t think you learn properly online, but I know better. Learning online you have to actually research all your information, learn it yourself, and then demonstrate that you do actually understand what you have learned. Most of the learning occurs in the journey.
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This is such a difficult game to play. It is a game of failures where if you succeed 3 out of 10 times you can earn millions of dollars! That is one of the hardest things to teach young players. That they have to let the game come to them, they cannot force it. In fact, the more they do force it, the worse they get!
I see this most often when learning to catch fly balls and learning to hit. They lunge forward trying to hit the ball before it gets to them. What they really need to do is sit back and let the ball get deep into their driving zone. The other thing they do, and this is mainly the younger players, is immediately run forward on a fly ball, every time the ball drops behind them.
To counteract overrunning the fly ball, have the player take one step back immediately at contact. It is much easier to get a feel for where it is going to land and the player can come forward much faster than they move backwards. Every time the ball lands behind a player I say, “where was your first step?” they answer, “forward.” I say, “where did the ball land?” they answer, “Behind me.” After about the millionth time they almost get it.
So make sure you are always preaching to your players to sit back and let the game come to them. Success in this sport takes time, patience, and persistence. Character traits anyone would love to develop.
I used to be pretty good at golf, had my handicap down to 9, was MVP on the “B” team at Stoneleigh Golf Club in Round Hill, VA and held “executive staff meetings” every Friday morning on the course. Paid for by a vendor of course! Then I had kids! And poof, no time for golf, I discovered coaching!
My parents raised me on the golf course. From the age of 5 I was thrown on the back of the cart, given a sawed off club, and told to keep up. See, I was a pleasant surprise, my parents were supposed to be done raising kids and, “poof”, there I was! This turned out to be a great thing for my golf game as learning at an early age is truly the best way.
Another thing that can make your game great is good Golf Clubs. Some of my favorite clubs are Cleveland golf wedges. I love flying high over a trap and sticking the ball right next to a pin. And the once a year I do it, it is the greatest feeling in the world! No matter what degree wedge you are looking for, you won’t find one better than Clevelands. They also have a full line of putters, drivers, and hybrids.
So, I continue to count the bittersweet days until I have more time to work my golf game. This time I am getting the handicap to 5 with Cleveland at my side!
You hear life coaches talk about it all the time. “Get out of your comfort zone, the good stuff makes you nervous” etc and it is true. But in baseball/softball there is an addition dimension to this expression. Don’t be afraid to succeed!
See, the harder you work at this game, the harder it becomes. “It’s not football” said Jessica Mendoza during the regionals in the College World Series last weekend. She said this in reference to a player who was in a bit of a slump and had been pressing. Only pressing in softball just makes it harder! Her point was, if it was football you could just play harder, exert more energy and run over your opponent, but trying that in softball simply makes it harder.
At the younger ages I see kids so afraid to fail that they don’t give themselves a chance to succeed. You see it all the time, Johnny is so afraid of striking out that he doesn’t even swing hoping for a walk and then he ends up striking out anyway. Jenny is so afraid of not making contact that instead of taking a rip and driving the ball she just makes a weak effort that doesn’t even get past the pitcher, 1-3, easy out.
So how do we as coaches encourage them to overcome this fear? Well, the answer is simple actually. Make it OK to fail! If the kid isn’t afraid to fail, they will inevitably succeed! It is almost magic. As they learn to succeed, suddenly they swing with power, make plays with confidence, and begin to win on a regular basis. All because you made it ok to fail in the first place.
Ok, I admit it, I have never ridden a horse! I had a great softball player one time who decided she wanted to lead the Equestrian Life, but I never really got it. I know on my favorite show Mad Men Donald Draper’s wife was hanging out riding with her friends, they seemed to enjoy it.
If I did right, I think I would be a major customer of the Manhatten Saddlery company thought. You can get riding apparel here. It appears they have everything the avid equestrian would need including boots, chaps, tack and saddles. They have some really cool new pics for Manhattan Saddlery as well.
I do admit I watch the equestrian events in the Olympics and act like I am a pro. I actually enjoy the steeple chase events and I always watch the Kentucky Derby. This year we have a triple crown contender as well, so I believe the sport is alive and well. So if you ride, make sure you visit Manhattan Saddlery.
Found this on ESPN. Not big on trick plays, but in a key situation, you never know!
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I am always amazed at how little people can think of you. Those with positions of authority can likely relate, but why is this? And why does this come from the same people repeatedly, while others, “grown men” as my Best Friend Sarah calls them, simply focus on the objectives they have at hand. Why do people project themselves onto others?
One of the ones I get all the time is “all you want to do is win.” No, all I want to do is teach kids HOW to win utilizing character traits that will help them throughout the entirety of their life. Winning is not the end all be all, it is the result of hard work, dedication, discipline, and respect for your opponent. Ironically, when I teach kids these traits, suddenly they win more often than not. This makes others REALLY want to beat us, hence, they think, “All he wants to do is win.” We certainly enjoy our success, but rarely do we lose sleep over a loss because a loss teaches more about winning than winning EVER does!
Another one we get all the time is, “he cheats.” Well, EVERYONE who knows me knows I won’t even cheat in a board game! I get mad when my trivia team looks up an answer on Google! Why play the game if you are going to cheat? Well, I guess you would have to ask those who accuse us of cheating, because the concept is foreign to me. What I do though, is know EVERY rule in the entire book so I can use them to our advantage. I also am a student of the game always trying to understand every possible scenario in every possible situation. This gives our team a competitive advantage, a LEGAL competitive advantage.
So why all the drama? I have a theory. When you see drama or experience one of those “huh?” moments, step back and take a look at who it involves. Almost ALWAYS it is the parents with their first kid! The first time through the system, the game means so much, the parents get so into it. By the time they are on their 3rd or 4th kid they realize that nothing that happens on the field as far as results means anything. In fact, 98% of it will be forgotten. Ask my 27 year old about a play, he won’t remember, ask him about how disciplined his teams were, he can’t forget.
I don’t mean militant style, though I have nothing against that, I just mean your approach to the game, to practice, from the instant you put on your cleats how you conduct yourself. A fellow board member told me something last week that made my day. He said, “I’ve come to realize that you aren’t the bad guy, you’re just the one that always has to deliver the bad news so you get a bum rap.” I paraphrase.
By far one of the best quotes came from one of the players on our tournament team though. Some of the girls from one of the other league teams were talking about how people say we cheat, (see above) and she said, and I quote exactly! “Yeah, I used to think that too, but after all-stars I realized you guys just have really intense practices and that makes you good.”
A very proud moment, a great life lesson, and the reason I am at the field every night.
Integrity: adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
What is integrity?
Integrity is doing what is right at all times, even when it hurts
Integrity is doing what is right, even when nobody is watching
Integrity is taking a hit for the betterment of others
Integrity is having rules and enforcing them
Integrity is understanding others concerns and addressing them
Integrity is the avoidance of arbitrary exceptions for even those who are closest to you
Integrity is hearing what people say, not disparaging them for what they are saying
Integrity is using power to empower others
Integrity is not using power for selfish reasons
Integrity is believing most men are good, not most men are crooks
Integrity is acting reasonably and not impulsively
Integrity is owning your mistakes and doing everything you can to rectify them
Integrity is saying how can I help you? Instead of, Why would you do that?
Integrity is following the rules at all times
Integrity is insisting those you manage, coach with, serve with, or employ follow the rules at all times
Integrity is not cutting corners, even though you know you could get away with it
Integrity is telling someone you will do something and knowing they are sure you will
Integrity is being consistent in all your actions professional or personal
Integrity is having the same expectation of yourself as you have of those around you
Integrity is being accountable to those closest to you and society as a whole
Integrity is being just regardless of the pressures life presents you
Integrity is offering forgiveness
Integrity is unconditional love
Integrity is returning a wallet full of $100 bills
Integrity is your friends knowing if they call you, you will answer
Integrity is your customers knowing if they call you, you will answer
Integrity is knowing that no matter how far a friend pushes you, they will always be a friend
Integrity is knowing that when I tell you I will be there tomorrow, I will be there tomorrow
Integrity is having a core group of values and then living by them
Integrity is not cheating yourself by cheating yourself
Integrity is closing your eyes and night and knowing you have done everything you can
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