Players, your confidence begins within yourself. It grows because you gain more experience. With every failure you are learning. With every success, you are learning. Every time you pick up a ball or a bat, you are learning... which means you are ALWAYS becoming more experienced, and should therefore always feel more and more confident in your abilities. *Parents and coaches, please help your kids/ players see what they CAN do. As soon as the word can’t is removed from your dictionary, the players will begin believing all the things you tell them they can do. Becoming great at telling kids exactly what you want (rather than what you don’t want) take just as much practice as you are requiring from your players on their physical and mental skills. Work with your kids and provide an atmosphere where they believe that they CAN... and they will!
New JUST DIG IN online mini-lesson packs will become available by the end of this week! Jump on board that JDI Train...or get off the tracks, cuz we’re comin’ through! 🚂
Me at 15 with my dad and my first/ best coach - Katy Cruisers Summer 1996