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A Perfect Season: A Coach's Journey to Learning, Competing, by Dan Clemens

By Dan Clemens

Do you've an ideal Season in You?
In this heartwarming baseball tale, trainer, writer, and speaker Dan Clemens unearths the triumphs, mess ups, frustrations, and joys of being a early life baseball trainer. His ideal season is chocked choked with humor, ardour, classes discovered, and knowledge to make adolescence baseball an stress-free and worthwhile adventure for all involved.
Through his sixty five own magazine entries, Clemens takes readers on a behind the curtain journey of his 12-year-old son's baseball season. 'It used to be perfect,' he says, 'not when it comes to wins and losses.' quite, trainer Dan's crew accomplished their targets of studying, competing and having enjoyable: the 3 issues he emphasizes that are supposed to force formative years sports.

Clemens deals many insights that would aid adolescence coaches and their gamers take pleasure in an ideal Season in their personal:
The mantra of enjoyable, examine, compete courses judgements off and on the sphere.
The distinction among Responding and Reacting as a manner of facing lackluster play, complicated umpires, and offended mom and dad.
Why curve balls and steel bats could be banned within the early life online game.
Why little ones may still perform a number of activities and discover ways to play numerous positions.
Why coaches needs to outline luck sooner than identifying gamers for the staff.
Why yelling at teenagers does little to enhance performance.

'Do you will have an ideal Season in You?' asks Clemens. 'What does perfection suggest within the early life online game? Is it an 18-0 checklist? A league championship trophy hoisted excessive within the air? possibly that sounds nice to adults . . . yet study exhibits it isn't what youngsters want.'

'A excellent Season could be approximately making a optimistic and effective athletic experience,' he says. 'If we do it correct, we produce fit, satisfied teenagers, able to input highschool with studies and fond thoughts to final an entire life. that is our legacy, chance, and accountability as early life coaches.'

A excellent Season is a must-read for each formative years trainer . . . and indicates mom and dad what they need to anticipate from an individual they're intrusting to teach their kids.

Pencil illustrations by means of Janet Clemens upload personality and strengthen the original magazine layout of this book.

Youth Coaches, mom and dad, and avid gamers needs to Align Priorities present learn issues to a tremendous rift among teenagers who play the game to have a good time, research, and be with pals and the priorities of coaches and oldsters bent on winning.

This discord skill young ones, mom and dad, and coaches are usually attempting to in attaining various things and conversing assorted languages.

As a end result, via the age 15, approximately eighty percentage of children have give up their recreation. the explanations comprise becoming bored, no longer having enjoyable, an excessive amount of time, trainer used to be a bad instructor, and an excessive amount of emphasis on winning.

Between forty and 60 million youngsters play prepared activities within the US every year. And of the two to six million coaches top those groups, eighty five percentage are dads training their very own childrens; below 20 percentage have acquired any form of education on how one can be a coach.

Society, different coaches, and fogeys chant, win, win, win, and coaches dutifully load up on drills, push the children difficult for a number of days every week, and do no matter what it takes to win. such a lot, even if, overlook a severe a part of their training tasks: aligning their pursuits and priorities with what's sought after and wanted through the youngsters they're going to lead.

This is a poisonous mixture and a recipe for catastrophe . . . untrained and inaccurate mom and dad top groups of impressionable young ones careworn through mom and dad, their friends, and a win-at-all-costs tradition. Clemens stories that for lots of people, the adventure is way from perfection . . . however it doesn t need to be that means . . . and he exhibits us how you can have an ideal Season of our own.

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