Having the right communication skills can make or break us when we deal with people. Some call it people skills.
Your ability to use your communication skills will come in very handy in youth baseball coaching. Our tongues can be razors or can be effective tools to make coaching a success.
Some folks are more gifted at effectively communicating than others. Regardless, everyone of us has room to improve.
In coaching youth baseball we can get away with not being a baseball expert. No one expects amateur baseball coaches to be experts at the game.
We do expect coaches to be able to communicate in a civil manor. A large part of your communication skill and abilities will come from having a solid coaching foundation and philosophy.
If you have a consistent coaching approach you can usually communicate your beliefs easier and be able to handle the stressful situations better when stuff happens.
My wife lets me know right away when my voice carries a certain tone. She can detect that I am upset or 'a little snarky' and instantly know that I'm in a mood or have something on my mind thats bugging me.
I'm thinking to myself, "No way did I sound like that!" But, I take her word and trust that she doesn't miss too much so I take the hit and fix it.
We often do not realize that our voices change during situations, but those around us do notice.
Coaching youth baseball gives us tremendous power and opportunity to shape those we are fortunate to play for us.
Your communication skills might be the biggest contribution you have to offer your players. Your knowledge of the game, teaching baseball skills like hitting and throwing might be limited.
Having good communication techniques often is our best card we have to play. Take advantage of the way I help baseball coaches build their coaching approach.
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John Wooden is the one quoted as saying, "A good coach can give correction without causing resentment." I think one of the greatest coaches of all time knows a bit about communication with athletes.
This is an art and communcation skills to be able to communicate without causing resentment. You have to work on it. Get better at it. Put your feet in someone else's shoes.
What if you had an expert baseball coach that was really knowledgeable about the game? But the coach had terrible communication skills.
Maybe people tolerated them because they were baseball smart but couldn't wait to get away from them.
In medicine its called 'bad bed-side manors' by an rude doctor.
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