The impact coaches have on student-athletes and assistant coaches goes far beyond one season, a career or even the game itself.
“I enjoy coaching so much, it’s just a part of me.”
“You have to be positive, that’s the key in sports. The worst thing you can say to a kid is ‘you can’t hit,’ that’s ridiculous. I went to bat thousands of times, and there was never one time I walked up to the plate and I didn’t think I was going to get a hit.”
“Most good high school athletes will have the ability to develop their physical skills and be able to play at that level. What do we need to emphasize mentally to players before and during the time they are in high school?”
My intention is to explore alternative swing paths to achieve the same or close to the same objective as the professor’s: optimal flight distance of a batted ball.
As coaches, we owe the playing generation the best field conditions, preparation, and chance to succeed. As an ode to 50 years of alumni at my latest post and to provide a boost to our mostly inexperienced but eager baseball protégés, I thought it would be advantageous to install a throwback feature at our diamond known in earlier times as the ‘keyhole path.’
How does someone become a coach? Is it the same for all coaches? I read and listen to many interviews with high school, college and professional coaches and it always comes up in the conversation: how did you get started?
You can’t be around Coach Bennett more than five minutes before he’s sharing knowledge. He’s not only a coaching legend, he’s also an author, a poet and a baseball treasure.
The National High School Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball Rules in Black and White’s goal is to build a long overdue bridge, built with improved communication, mutual respect and enhanced rule knowledge. This is the beginning step in our effort to create a bridge between Umpires and Coaches that can expand the respect of a handshake throughout every game.