Baseball coaching tipof the day
The best players embrace the importance of training and doing things as if in a game. Their confident game attitude comes from having done it at game-speed many times before.
“The more and faster you do it in practice, the easier it is in games.”
Insist that players do things quicker in practice, not safer. I often tell players that if they are not messing up a play or two in practice, they are not working fast enough. If you never miss a ball when hitting, that is probably a sign of playing it safe or not being challenged. Playing it safe is not the way to improve the skills and advance to higher levels of play.
Swinging just to make contact will not pay off for long.