This [tag]baseball coaching philosophy[/tag] idea is not really geared to actual [tag]baseball drills[/tag] for the game. However, it HAS helped our baseball team’s mental attitude tremendously.
As we all know 90% of [tag]baseball[/tag] is a mental game rather than a physical one. This has helped our team to remain mentally sharp. We try to achieve an outing for the team once a month but at the minimum we plan an outing at least every other month.
The outing includes the entire team and the [tag]baseball coach[/tag]es going and doing something for fun for the day. We take turns picking what we do for fun but some of the things we have done include, bowling, going to the movies, going to a theme park, paint balling, a trip to the lake and sometimes it is just to get together to swim for the afternoon and grill hamburgers and hot dogs.
Getting the team together in an atmosphere outside the baseball field has really made a difference in the teams mental attitude not only towards the game of baseball but also towards each other.
They come to practice with a mentality of eagerness and wanting to be there to learn and are very receptive to new ideas. In addition, it has really made them come together and gel as a unit.
They are very supportive of one another and there is never a sign of negativity between players. It is very refreshing.