The Coach

Helping Parents Coach, Coaches Coach and Players Play

No Need to Stress

Softball is a game and games are meant to be fun.  That is until your daughter starts thinking about tryouts, cuts or whether she’ll make the varsity team next spring.  The more she worries about it, the more anxiety she’ll feel.  She may dwell upon it at school, home, through the winter recreational games and workouts.  This self-induced pressure builds to the point that she becomes extremely jittery when she even thinks about the upcoming game or workout, let alone when they actually are going on.  So, what in the world can parents do to help their daughters overcome this avalanche of angst?

Winter Rec Ball at the Dome

Give her support, love, praise and encouragement.

Read more: Dealing with Pressure

The Softball Journey is dedicated to helping parents through the years and all of the levels of the game.  In The Coach blog, I'm going to periodically provide information that will help parents who have volunteered to coach their daughter's recreational softball teams as well as non-parent coaches.  I will write articles and make use of pictures and videos to help coaches teach their players the fundamentals and advanced skills of the game.  Not only will they include tips on coaching in general for all coaches, but also on coaching your own daughter, which sooner or later will most likely present various challenges. 

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