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Why we let players call pitches

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Amanda Scarborough explained it perfectly in her article “The Power of Shaking Off.” I’m going to leave most of the talking to her on this topic. Before I do that, I just want to say that I’ve heard all kinds of “reasons” why coaches don’t let players call … Not even college players call their […]

Purpose for playing: do you need to refocus?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

A recurring thought kept coming up over and over and over again over the weekend. One in which players are feeling stuck or in a slump. How do they get past that? This audio contains some thoughts that can help. ALSO, this audio is a self check for parents (and maybe for coaches too). Yes, […]

Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

There was a time when I asked myself this question about coaching, “Do nice guys finish last?” Does positive coaching really work? So often I see rude, obnoxious coaches succeed. ┬áI wondered if coaches could actually SUCCEED by doing everything right, by taking no shortcuts, by following the rules and coaching with fairness and┬áintegrity. Or […]