Love the Game
One of Dan Keller’s “Big 3” keys to advancing in the game
Perhaps the biggest ingredient to success is to love the game. Baseball is hard. Baseball is a game of failure. Pitchers fail the most and have it the hardest. All eyes are on the mound, every pitch. Being a pitcher takes guts. A pitcher that advances through the levels of baseball and has fun along the way must have a love for the game. My best coaching advice to build a love for baseball and pitching in general is simple:
MAKE PRACTICE FUN
Work just as hard planning the practice as you do coaching during it. Develop bullpen plans that are varied and challenging. Mix up conditioning so that workouts are masked by competition and fun. Take the team off the field for a life-lesson event or discussion. Attend a major league game or, even better, a college game. Learn to love this game.
- There are no Execution Keys
- There are no DC Keys