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Many coaches search for answers on How to coach a baseball team.
I am amazed at the number of baseball coaches who are in a state of anger most of the time while on the baseball field. Some coaches today appear to coach in an angry condition state of mind all the time.
From the moment a coach steps foot on the ballfield there is a sense of perpetual state of having to coach mad.
It is as though many baseball coaches have a free license to be angry with their players and treat them as they were dealing with a prison inmate, criminal or someone that was in trouble all the time.
I have personally witnessed coaches getting into the face of nine-year-old kids. Not a technique I would advise those wondering how to coach a baseball team.
I was umpiring the bases recently and was over near thirdbase when I heard and watched a coach basically threaten a young ballplayer for not stealing home when the catcher tossed the ball back to the pitcher.
The youth baseball coach used the meanest, harshest tone of voice that no parent would allow his or her child to be treated like. The adult coach hid the situation from the bleachers by turning away to face the outfield while verbally attacking the tiny young ball player.
Another time while umpiring the bases I witnessed another coach cornering a kid outside the brick dugout on the outfield side.
The head baseball coach was in the face of a thirteen-year-old ball player absolutely all over the kid threatening the kid in an extremely harsh angry tone.
Meanwhile, the baseball parents were sitting unaware and oblivious to the coaches anger only several feet away in the bleachers on the homeplate side of the dugout. The boy of one of the parents on the ball team was being literally reamed out by the ball coach—not in a teaching style but a real temper filled chewing out.
Not how I would tell one how to coach a baseball team!
Often baseball coaches search for answers on how to coach a baseball team but can find nothing to say positively to ball players.
Coaches who coach with consistent anger fail to realize how hard baseball is to play well.
There are some baseball coaches that think you have to be in a miserable mood all the time to be successful.
You have to be pissing and moaning and ‘getting on to your players' for every little thing’ to be able to be a good coach. You have to be angry all the time to be effective.
Often baseball parents go right along with this baseball coaching philosophy thinking that coaching angry is the right way to coach. In my mind I think this is a miserable way to coach and play baseball.
I think this angry coaching style chases children from the game of baseball prematurely. I think you can classify angry coaching style as a form of child abuse.
|"Yes, the classic idea is you have to be miserable to fight your way and coach to success. It's just not true." Pete Carroll.|
There really is another way to coach baseball. You can be very successful coaching baseball and still be in a good mood.
Did you ever have a teacher that seemed happy most all the time? You know the ones that really enjoy teaching students using a positive teaching philosophy and approach.
Little League and Youth Coaches do have a real choice to choose a negative or positive style of coaching.
Why choose a positive coaching style?
You can be a successful baseball coach and be in a good mood. If you want to know how to coach a baseball team then start by being a positive baseball coach.
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