After years of prodding by previous players and parents I finally agreed to share my approach with players all over the world.
As a coach, a parent, a teacher, and a mentor in the game of baseball and softball I realized the game I loved was falling trap to fallacies and gadgets.
Until my 10 year old son asked me, "How long do I wait?,"I too used the baseball sounding lingo in an attempt to get my point across. This simple question changed how I taught, what I said, and made me realize how simple this game really is.
So, when I am asked to provide a bio, I am very comfortable stating I am this guy who knows a lot about this game he loves because of a 10 year old who was not afraid to ask a question.
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Coaching is Simple...You're Up!
By Al McCormick
Published: January 19, 2011.
Coaching is Simple…You’re Up! Is for the Player in addition to the Coach.
“Coaching is Simple…You’re Up!” deals with several critical aspects of the offensive aspect of the game that I believe are never taught. Some are mentioned prior to practice, while others are skimmed over, and most are filled with so many fallacies they end up being miscommunicated.
Hitting is Simple...Have You Figured it Out Yet?
By Al McCormick
Published: November 3, 2010.
Very early in my coaching career I was fortunate to meet a 10 year old who questioned everything! Initially I felt his questions were a test of my patience, but when he asked, “How long do I wait Coach?” during a hitting drill, I realized what I was saying did not make sense. Wow, and I thought I was the coach.
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