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Competition: Is winning everything?

kids baseball back cover.rgbBy CURTIS COWARD and TONY SEED*

Edited by Paul Healy

COMPETITIVE SPORTS can apply a lot of pressure on our youth. Baseball is no exception.

Young people register in baseball leagues for recreation, to be with their friends, or just to have fun. Many want to learn and become better at the game. But all join for positive reasons.

Learning and fun do not have to be two exclusive functions. Coaches, there is no law in baseball that says a player cannot have fun while learning. You can increase the knowledge, abilities, and skills in a manner which also improves the players’ enjoyment and satisfaction. Practice drills can be fun, but hard work is required to improve. Can there be fun which involves work? Of course! Why not? Continue reading

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