Another tip for coaching youth baseball or softball

Continuing our sort of, “mini-series” on tips for coaching youth softball or baseball, here is our third of the week: Prepare players in advance for things that will happen at games instead of trying to coach them after. In other words, a good coach will anticipate situations that may arise once the ball is put in play and runners are on the bases rather than try to instruct when it is too late. A great way to do this is with one of the drills in our baseball or softball deck called “Live Situations.” Do this drill at each practice with your team and you’ll have yourself and the team prepared for any eventuality, which means your players will know what to do when it happens instead of being scolded for not getting it right.