There’s No School Like the Old School

In the past few years, my understanding of and philosophy about the game of baseball have changed. I look for different skills in players than I did years ago. I value certain things that I never thought of before. In some ways, I suppose, I’ve become part of...

Twelve Days of Christmas for Coaches

To be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” here’s what Santa can bring our coaches this year.   Twelve second-guessers (Anything less than twenty is great). Eleven great pregame speeches (Just call me Motivator of the Year). Ten...

Two Questions Every Coach Must Answer

Recently on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” show, hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic had a spontaneous and fascinating debate. Essentially, the debate boils down to this: Are “successful” coaches at the highest level (NCAA vs. NBA was the...

Coaching and Communicating

There are three groups with which a coach cannot fail to communicate, not if that coach expects to have any success and buy-in on his vision for the team. Each of these groups requires a different level of communication, particularly at different levels of baseball....