Creating a Fun-Loving, Energy Creating, Kid-Challenging
I had coached a variety of youth sports teams
over the years using skill developing drills that I had seen or read
about. I taught the drills with energy, enthusiasm, and plenty of
fun moments for the kids.
It wasn’t until the night before a recent
baseball practice that I was given a challenge that led me to
rethink the way I taught youth sports skills. I was tucking my 10
year old son into bed and he knew that I was about to sit down to
outline the next day’s baseball practice schedule. Out of the blue
he said, “Dad, don’t make it another boring practice”.
While I was not struck by lightening as I left
the room, I did walk into my office and thought to myself, “I’m
going to surprise the little guy and create some neat stuff.”
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