Do's and Don'ts of Working with Young Ballplayers
- The quest for a great throw
Those who have found their way to this site , including myself, all share a common goal. We want to maximize the success of the children we coach or parent. That said, it is very difficult to make real progress with young children, improve skills, practice while keeping attention spans, and fight the through our own inner emotion (namely frustration and desire for instant gratification) while trying to help them. We want them to be naturals and whip the baseball, when typically they throw like young kids learning how to throw. We want them to practice until they get it right and we can make instant significant improvements, when in reality they lose attention after awhile and want to do something else that's fun at that moment. We want them to be better than the other kids and find themselves on a glide slope to the high school team (alright, maybe not everyone is thinking this, but I know many are...even if its just a hope in the back of our minds). Here are some tips on what to do to help them and maximize success without ruining relationships and making regretful mistakes.
Advice on the Do's
Baseball Throw 101
For Teaching Young Players who are Learning how to Throw!