February 2017 / 1 posts found

Lance

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
The Try Out About 14 years ago, my son’s little league team needed a coach so I volunteered. I had just completed 2 books, which have since heavily influenced my coaching career: “Positive Coaching” by Jim Thompson and “Championship Team Building” by Jeff Janssen. I was eager to try some of the fresh ideas. Any who has been around Little League knows the tryout drill. 3 fly balls, 3 grounders, 5 swings, and run the bases. They give you a spreadsheet to grade each player on a 1-5 scale. The columns are labeled “Glove, Arm, Bat, Speed” and the widest column, “Comments”. Then there’s […]