Stop the Over Coaching

This is what really upsets me about youth baseball coaches. The basics are what they should be teaching them, not what the coach thinks is best for them. At this age, you should be teaching them to be comfortable and relax rather than stressing them out. The pressure to win, combined with the pressure of having to apply what several coaches are telling you can be a large burden. I’m sure most people have heard of ex MLB player Manny Ramirez. I’m also sure you have heard of the saying “it’s just Manny being Manny”. He played the game with a relaxed approach and was very successful at it. HE wasn’t worried about all the information the coaches put in his head, he just did what he was comfortable with. This is what we need to be teaching these young players. Yes, of course they will need help and guidance throughout their years but don’t put all this different type of information in their head. The last thing you want to do is to ingest so much coaching material, especially at the youth baseball ages, that you become paralyzed mentally and physically to the point where you can’t just go out and play. It is important that youth baseball players, and coaches, know that there is a point where too much coaching can hurt a player more than help.