Ages 8-10 QUICK START GUIDE
Each Quick Start Guide has vital info you need to get your season started: initial e-mail to the parents, goals for the season, tips on practice, and tips for game management.
Success is Kids Wanting to Play Again
While you might have your own goals for your coaching, I’d also like to suggest one: the player should have so much fun and learn so much that they want to play next year.
This won’t happen if the kid never gets a hit, sits around on a team where no one throws a strike, or if he/she only plays in the outfield.
These are things that are often done to players who are less athletic. All it does is make them not play the next year.
Remember that kids develop at different rates. Don’t try to predict long-term success in a given sport for a child at the age of 8.
However, DO try to make it fun for them so that if their body grows into it and they learn the game, they’ll still be playing at that point.
— David Grossman, CoachingYouthBaseball.com
Coach Grossman’s book will go a long way in helping players of all ages to become more fundamentally sound in every aspect of the game of baseball.
This book is a must have for any Coach or parent looking to make players or child better.
As his assistant I learned a lot about baseball that I never knew as a young lad playing the game. I have gone on to be the head coach of AAA teams and a Manager of a 9-10 All-Star team All because David Grossman showed me that I could do it too. After reading David’s book you too will be able to teach youth baseball and have fun doing it.
The coachingyouthbaseball.com website is just one more example of Coach Grossmans commitment to teaching and sharing the art of coaching youth baseball. The website contains just the right balance of instructional skills information and coaching wisdom, honed from many years of experience, to help any youth baseball coach get off to a great start. This website will be on my favorites list!