From Baseball Excellence Tip of the Week newsletter 4/15/13
Perception is Reality– (A Tip for players) The way you act is how others perceive you. The way you conduct yourself on a baseball field in practice and games goes a long way as coaches determine how you will benefit the team. Your talent level “is what it is.” You can improve your skill level and you can have a positive approach. “It takes no talent to hustle.”
Respect the game.
Play with class.
Take Pride in the way you play the game.
Show an aptitude to learn. (Be Coachable)
Understand that failure is a part of baseball and learn to react in a mature fashion.
Always try to contribute something positive to the team (no matter how small)
Remember, you never know who is watching.
Baseball Excellence is the best baseball, perhaps the best all-around coaching, resource I know. It has been integral to my development as a sports coach and defines who I am as a baseball coach. Most of the drills we did in our programs came from the Baseball Excellence Practice Planner. With the articles on their Instructions & Fundamentals web page, one can become a pretty damn solid baseball coach and a better baseball player. Simple, common sense, and effective methods.