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Coaching tee ball can be quite challenging. Especially since the human body development at age four, five and six usually does not include the motor skills to effectively play baseball very well.
The youngster kids catching and throwing skills at this age physically do not allow them to perform these fine motor skills very well. The hand-eye coordination required to catch the ball is just not there yet for kids in tee ball leagues.
The skills needed for hitting are not very advanced. Knowing all this here we are pumping out little ball players that can’t hit, can’t catch and can’t throw and hoping they don’t get hurt.
We are just introducing the game of baseball until their bodies grow up.
If the tee-ball age kid and the parents get turned off of youth baseball at the introduction age they likely will not return to the game.
Youth leagues better put some effort into getting this right--or it may be game over for your future players.
Baseball parents and t-ball coaches: If you don't do anything else make sure you do this one thing right now. I cannot emphasize enough how important this is to your kids baseball future.
You can make your kid an instant college and pro prospect by doing this one thing. It is so easy to do at this age. My dad did it with me and my brother and we both played Division I college baseball and minor league professional baseball.
Without this one step taken by my dad I really think I would have never been drafted by the Boston Red Sox.
The biggest opportunity for tee ball players to learn how to become a baseball player is their hitting. This is the perfect age for t-ball coaches to start every player out right and give them a dramatically better chance to someday play in college baseball and professionally.
Teaching kids baseball at this tee ball league age is often a disappointing and frustrating task.
If you don't know how to keep 12 kids really, really busy and organized then we might lose them. Boring practices will send many baseball families for other sports and activities.
I can help you out and make t-ball a player development experience that will hook kids and their families to stick it out until their little bodies mature into baseball players.
Baseball is a hard to game to play. At tee-ball age it is about player development and getting used to the ball. The more they touch it, catch it. throw it and swing it the more chance kids have to stick around for a few years and enjoy the game.
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