As a [tag]baseball coach[/tag], I am always looking for ways to motivate my team. I wanted to do something encouraging and uplifting for the players. Try these [tag]baseball coaching tips[/tag] with your team.  They are simple AND very effective.

At [tag]baseball practice[/tag]  while we are in stretching circle, (which by the way each boy leads us in a stretch as a way to start practice) I mention each player by name, and he comes forward.  I specifically name what it was that they did from the previous week’s game , from striking out a batter, to getting hit by a ball, and getting right back out there.

I proceeded to give that player a roll of lifesavers. I noted something specific and well-executed each player on my team did at the [tag]baseball[/tag] game the previous week.  This was such a hit that I do it at every practice after our games (a different treat each week).

We always work on what needs work, but how great to acknowledge what went right.  It was a great morale booster.  We won that game, but won’t always, yet there will always be something positive to point out to the players.

    1 Response to "Baseball Coaching Tips – Motivation and Encouragement"

    • Gary, teambuilder

      Morale and ethic, oh boy! Well, first of, wonderful article. It gave a seed to a few thoughts that I would like to post here. They are not necessarally have direct relation to the subjects that you explored in the post, but let me share nevertheless. The concepts of morale and ethics are not linier, disregarding of contexts they are used. Morale of a group is an ethereal term used to describe the capacity of people to sustain belief in an organization or a goal, or even in themselves and others.Yet the term of morale is often used by “authority” figures (and everybody perceives himself to be so), as a general value judgment of the willpower, obedience and self-discipline of a group tasked with performing duties assigned by an “authority” figure, more accurately it refers to the level of individual faith in the collective benefit gained by such personal sacrifices. So, the conclusion is obvious – morale is highly subjective. It is led by self-interest of the individuals or institutions that take liberty to define it. What is more critical is to empower people to enhance their capacity to maintain belief in the goal, in oneself and others, and behave accordingly to their inner intuition rather than defined by others principles and judgments about what is right and wrong. Well, that’s my 2 cents. Once again, thank you for the wonderful article, and for the opportunity to reflect on highly disputable topic. 🙂

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