Our Fifth Commandment for Christian Baseball Parents is: Thou Shall Ask the Coach for Drills You Can Do with Your Player to Help Improve a Deficit Area of Baseball.
There are always areas in any player’s game that could use some improvement. As you watch your player make notes of things you see need improvement. After a game or practice approach the coach and ask him to show you some drills you can use to help improve that skill. Good coaches will be able to give you some easy drills you can use with your player at home to help them improve.
There are two great reasons to do this. One it gives you the opportunity to spend quality time with your player. The greatest gift we give our children in showing them our love is to spend TIME with them. The second reason is by doing those drills correctly we are helping them to create muscle memory that will translate over to the games and practices. The more we practice a skill, the better we will become at it.
Here is a caution, the drills must be FUN, not WORK. Make it a contest as you set goals for improvement WITH your player. Baseball is the greatest game in the world and for us to enjoy the game as well as helping our player to improve FUN has to be the top priority! Done in a relaxed atmosphere, the drills will be most beneficial to the player and the parent.
One of my favorite verses is Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Baseball is no different. In a non-pressure way, be sure to remind your player that God has given them the ability to play the game and the game should be played for His glory!
Have fun as your player and yes even you will improve when you get drills from your coach to help them improve in the game of baseball!
More of the ten Commandments
Wed, July 4, 2012
by David Daly