Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bling guy hitting, Mark Wetzel

I had the privilege of spending some time learning from the blind guy hitting coach Mark Wetzel this afternoon.  He has a really concise message when it comes to the baseball swing, keep it simple, don't move you head, relax, set up is key, and get the barrel of the bat squared up on the ball.  Mark was working with a young man while explaining his basic technique, and the you could see the kid improve with his simple instructions.

Thumbs up to Blind Guy Hitting Mark Wetzel.  

Monday, March 11, 2013

But did you have fun?

On your ride home ask your kid, "Did you have fun?" Follow up with "Did you have fun with your friends?"  Leave the game recap and strategy talk for the next practice.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Keep practice lighthearted, let your kids smile

If there's one thing I've been learning about practice lately, it's this:  If your kids are smiling they're having fun.  If they're having fun, they're learning.  As coach it's your job to get them to learn, therefore get them to.......

Monday, March 4, 2013