Participating in Baseball is a wonderful time in a family’s life full of great experiences, relationships and memories.
This short window of opportunity (typically age 7-14) is too often wasted due to an overzealous coach or parent causing strife in a young person’s life. This book shows parents, coaches and players a “blueprint” for achieving great success, lasting relationships and fond memories during this time in a family’s life.
The communication and motivation skills taught in this book work great in the context of baseball. However, the strategies and techniques are relevant in various situations. It matters little what one knows if they are unable to effectively communicate it to their audience. This book empowers coaches and parents to effectively communicate with ball players.
Much of the developmental process of the book teaches players, coaches and parents how to deal with failure. Baseball is a great learning ground on how to deal with failures. Showing people how to press on even through adverse circumstances is a part of this book that can be used in baseball (specifically) and life (in general).
“Life lessons” is a phrase you may hear around athletics. This book gives parents and coaches easy ice breakers to discuss deep character issues. Some of the topics include accuracy/honesty, preparation, team, perseverance, balance, commitment and choices-decisions-consequences. Using baseball as a training ground for life is a way in which the time spent on the field will transcend the game of baseball and carry on well after the playing days are over in a person’s life.