Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says the quickest route to helping youngsters bust out of shooting slumps and play with confidence is if they know their coach believes in them. Do you have that connection with your team?
All young players go through hitting slumps at some point during their participation. Use these tips, courtesy of Utah State softball coach Steve Johnson, to help your players regain their confidence, their swing and their ability to get on base.
Getting hit by a baseball isn’t fun at all – it hurts! – and for many youngsters stepping back into the batter’s box to face pitches after being plunked can be a traumatic, fear-filled experience. Here’s how you can help players overcome their fears and discover the joys of playing the game again.
Helping young athletes develop confidence arms them with the ability to overcome mistakes quicker, experience lower levels of anxiety and perform better in pressure situations. Use these tips to cultivate confident, positive thinking athletes.
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