At the on set of any Baseball season, parents have the high expectation that their child is paramount to the teams? success. This to a qualification is true. The success of the team depends on every single player. Problems arise between your perspectives of the Parents, Players and the Coach.
We each have our own self image which is likely quite different to the way the remaining world sees us. This also applies to our vision of our children. Crushing the ball for Dad in the trunk yard is great, but it does not always transfer to the diamond. By no means should any parent expect backyard confidence to compare with on field performance. It is just a bar which will likely get knocked off the stands every time.
Coach?s of all experience levels will be the most qualified to position and play the players. Coach includes a ?vision? of how all of the parts will continue to work in tandem. As a parent, we must respect that in all levels of play. This person stood around take the responsibility to be Baseball Coach when no one else did.
Its a responsibility that requires a substantial amount of abuse. I have witnessed parents and grand-parents rip down a coach throughout a game in order to remove the weaker players and restructure the vision. His solution was quite enlightening. Every 5 to ten minutes, he rotated all of the players to different positions, pitchers, catchers as well as on / off the bench. They lost horribly, but from that moment on he was allowed to Coach all of those other season without bleacher badger. It worked because as the ?key? players were rotated in to the ?right? position, they all made errors from simple catching mistakes to ?why did you through to first once the runner was stealing third?. He essentially had losing (over 30 to 0) a whole community effort. As everyone was responsible for the loss, those who were coaching from the bleachers got a taste they might not spit out.
Will this tactic work with everyone? I truly have no idea, but it?s a solution that I’ll not soon forget.
Parent participation is wonderful. Become involved, get in the game. Here are Your reputation24 to bear in mind as a parent
1- Don?t reach the field when practice is supposed to start out. If the scheduled time is 5:30, be there by 5:15. It cuts down the strain of rush driving and the hour roughly of scheduled practice time is not lost on greetings and jibber jabber.
2- Be helpful, Time lost setting up the field or exercise is just that lost. If it?s not written, ask the Coach what the program is for your day and what that you can do to help things along. Players wish to accomplish that, play. Idle time lost while setting up the next skill drill looses the focus gained from the prior one.
3- Never correct, yell, discipline or otherwise diminish the authority of the Coach in front of the Players or Other Parents. In case you have concerns or comments, reserve time in your day to consult with the coach in private. It might be your perspective that requires the correction.
4- Respect everyone. Coach?s?, parents, umpires, players, opposing teams, no matter who or what they are with regards to your team. Everyone deserves respect that will not have to be earned. Respecting others will result in others respecting you.
Ponder what it is to play baseball. What would you like your children to eliminate using them when their playing days are relegated to church league. For myself I hope for, respect for themselves, confidence within their abilities, recognition of these limits, work ethic of practicing and the concept of working together with a team and the lifelong friendships it can bring.