Coach's Box - September
Volume 6, No. 6 - September 2011
Helping Players Beyond Fear of Failure
"The team that makes the most mistakes will probably win," wrote the legendary basketball coach John Wooden in They Call Me Coach. "The doer makes mistakes, and I wanted doers on my team—players who made things happen."
Softball Video Tip of the Month
Pitching Stride Drill
Parent Rage in Youth Sports: Why is it Happening?
Over the years I have been interviewed by Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, and others on the topic of parent behavior in youth sports. While the behavior of the vast majority of youth sports parents presents no problems, there are, nevertheless, a certain small percentage of parents who "lose it" at youth sports events.
Days of Destiny: A Reflection
Toward the end of the 1970s, amidst the backdrop of America's energy crisis, the cold war's tumultuous international landscape and the first million-dollar Major League Baseball contract, Little League Softball was taking its early fateful steps, with Rhode Island's North Providence West Little League showing it is possible to run before you walk.
PowerChalk Video Tip of the Month
Cut off and Relays
Bruce Bochy On the Power of Positive Coaching
It's one thing to trust research showing that Positive Coaching helps athletes perform better. It's another to hear about it from Bruce Bochy, Manager of the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
Hey Blue … I have a question:
With a runner on second base, a ground ball is hit to shortstop, but the ball goes through the player's legs into outfield. The runner, advancing to third base brushes the shortstop. Can the runner...