To get the most out of your players, it really helps to try to understand where they are in their development, both physically and mentally.
Today’s topic could also fall under the category of “Why your team doesn’t look like the ones you see on TV.” It’s definitely something to keep in mind at any time of the year but especially as travel ball and rec teams swing into the heart of their seasons.
The idea that kids aren’t just short adults is not original to me. I heard it somewhere a few years ago. But I think it’s a topic that bears repeating often. One of the toughest challenges coaches face is getting their teams to perform the way they want. There can be all sorts of reasons for it.