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The success of a coach is highly dependent on communication skills. Besides communicating with players on a regular basis, coaches also frequently interact with parents, administrators, officials, other coaches, and support staff. Coaches can build rapport to create a rewarding coaching experience for everyone involved. The following tips will help coaches to positively interact with the different members of a program and avoid the stress and frustrations of poor communication. Coaching base runners Communication between coaches and players is always important, but especially so for base runners. Base coaches can help runners see and hear things they might otherwise miss...

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coach's corner, motivation, pregame speech -

There are a bunch of faces starting at you. You and your team are gathered on the grass next to the field. The game is about to start and it’s time for the pregame speech. Whether you coach Little Leaguers, high schoolers, or even an elite college team, the pregame speech is a much anticipated way to get every game started on the right foot. The pregame speech is your last chance to remind players of the end goal and get them psyched to put their practice into play. Here are some tips to remember when you, as a coach,...

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Mental toughness is arguably one of the biggest factors that can determine the outcome of games, even for young athletes. Many people believe that mental toughness is inherited. For some children it seems to come naturally, while those who struggle with it tend to stay away from sports. But mental toughness is in fact a learned trait that can be taught to anyone with the right methods. Use these tips as a starting point to develop mental toughness with your young team. Struggle and stress are good Let your players struggle a little bit and experience stress — it is...

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baseball, baseball performance, healthy food -

What you eat on game day is a secret weapon for supercharged energy in baseball. It is important to have a proper meal before tournaments and eat healthy snacks between games to fuel the body. Here's a nutrition plan to help maintain a high-performance diet during long game days. Take your Pre-Game Meals Seriously Eating three to four hours before a match is a good approach to make sure your meals are properly digested. Lean proteins such as eggs, fish, chicken, beans, and raw vegetables are adequate foods to ensure athletes stay full and energized. Avoid high-fat items such as...

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Are you new to coaching? Coaching is a rewarding job because you have the power to help children perform at their best abilities. Here are five tips to help you become a better coach. 1. Be flexible and versatile Coaching kids is different than coaching elite professional athletes. The team should focus on building confidence and a long-term development through training. Focusing on winning causes children to stress quickly and become less self-aware of their teammates. Remember coaching is about adapting to your team needs in a competitive environment.  2. Have confidence in your leadership skills Technical knowledge will not...

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