If you want to combine a week of softball and a great experience in the U.S.A. for your young players , I am particularly pleased to recommend Higher Ground SELECT CAMP for Elite Skills designed and run by our good friend Bobby Simpson from Tifton Georgia.
The camp will be held June 17-22 in Columbus, Georgia , it will host players from over all over the U.S. and foreign countries and feature some of the best college coaches and instructors of the country.
It is particularly designed for skilled players aged 15 – 19 and it is also a suitable opportunity for coaches to come and watch first hand high quality instruction, maybe offering to cooperate as monitors and providing support to the organization.
More information are available on Higher Ground website or you can contact me anytime for help or more details.
by Bobby Simpson
Players often overemphasize exposure and underemphasize preparation. The three components of success are instruction, game experience, and exposure. Unless one prepares well, the exposure is wasted. Relevant to being recruited, it is basically a negative use of time to expose weak skills. Learn skills, learn to apply them in games, and then get exposure. Be Prepared.
I thought of people who say that players need a will to win. Actually, more important is the will to prepare to win. Be Prepared!
From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd January the Italian Baseball Softball Federation is holding the 27th Coach Convention, yearly official meeting for all Italian baseball and softball coaches and for a lot of coaches from the near European countries.
This year as guest softball speakers we are glad to welcome Greg Riddoch from the USA, recently appointed as Mental Coach of the Tampa Rays, excellent baseball and softball clinician, and Craig Montvidas, Head Coach of the Dutch National Team.
The programme of the clinic is downloadable here.
Thanks to all my friends in Germany ! It was great working with you again !
Keep up the good work !
Concentration is key to excelling in sports. When kids aren’t focused on what they need to do to perform their skills, performance suffers. Then your athletes are unable to perform in the “zone.”
via Top Performance-Busting Distractions For Young Athletes.