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Get me to the game on time for the baseball pregame drills: "Hey Boy, wide awake, heads up, you can talk to the cute soft ankles some other time." Baseball pregame drills must require the entire team to stay focused on the game. Drills should be aimed totally to getting the team mentally ready to play a winning game.
How to play baseball is more than learning the baseball game rules or even the general rules of baseball. There are those intangible things called attitude, pride, self esteem and a sense of being a team player.
Here you are given some words to live by:
"Without quick hands an infielder becomes…an outfielder. Without quick feet an infielder becomes…an outfielder. Without a quick bat an outfielder becomes…cut, retired or---maybe a soccer player."
These quotes above contain much wisdom from Coach John Peter's and the Tips Newsletter provided from Baseballfarming.
These are the things we should have learned at home but a coach should ensure these things are reinforced and applied for any team he coaches. Players need to accept and put to heart all the wisdom supplied by a coach for the sake of becoming a complete baseball player.
Baseball teams lacking in team pride, character, and self esteem as a unit will under perform and reflect an ineptitude to claim a winners trophy. Baseball leagues have standards and rules outlining the requirements for uniforms and conduct but any team which needs a leagues rules for this type of guidance is a proven "also ran."
The pride of a team, the associated conduct and respect for the game, the baseball team uniform, and the sport of baseball must be an integral part of the individuals of the team to produce winners.
How to play baseball requires the attention to small details and the pride to honor the most minute parts of proper behavior and the wearing of a team uniform and performing before the fans and general public is critical.
How can a team develop a winning attitude when it as a group has no burning pride of the teams demeanor and dress? Would a manager of a team allow one of his players to enter a game with no socks on and looking like "Joe the Rag Picker?"
Not likely, however, pay attention to some of the teams and you might notice some have their trousers bloused and some have them full length to the shoe top.
What it represents is a lack of attention to detail and lacking in pride and knowing what it takes to win and how to play baseball as a winner and it is a sure sign of a perennial loser.
One local team I have noticed will almost invariably in any picture, in the local paper, show players with caps on of their parent Major League club.
A team lacking in enough pride to be photographed wearing the local teams cap and logo is lacking in pride enough to make that team a winner. Small detail but a telling truth teller as to pride of the team.
I was a very fortunate young player during my high school days in that our coach did his dead level best to instill team pride in all of us players. He provided us with the very best and the sharpest looking uniforms the school could possibly afford.
He relentlessly pounded home the idea that we were not out there on our own behalf but that we represented "Our Team," "Our School," "Our Mamas and Papas" and "Our Brothers and Sisters" and if any of us had any other thoughts then go hang it up for we did not belong on this team with the right to wear this uniform.
How to play baseball would not be complete if I did not get this off my chest and " my mind" this tirade concerning pride of team, personal conduct and team appearance.
I do firmly believe there is a correlation of team pride, winning teams and how to play baseball. Well! tell me do you think a team can be a winner that does not care enough to show it?---- Enough said.
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How To Pitch as a really super hard throwing of the baseball with accuracy and control as a pitcher is not the easy chore you might imagine.
How-To-Play-First requires special skills and is not the place nor team position for the klutch stumble bum to place his claim. It is a baseball playing position where we use such terms as "slick fielder", "smooth as silk" and "nifty glove man."
How To Play Second Base and being a baseball second baseman on a baseball team has been set in stone now for many moons for it is known as the "keystone." Take a quick look see at a profile sketch of some of the greats who have made their mark playing the keystone position at baseballs second base and you will find that a certain pattern of needed abilities quickly become evident.
How To Play Third-Base and while playing third base or any position in baseball requires some known special skills but that No.5 position and to know how to play the "hot corner" or the third sack spot requires the steady nerve of a high wire walker.
How To Play Shortstop requires the capability to cover much of the infield territory from deep in the hole toward third base to the ground balls hit headed up the middle of second base.
How To Play Catcher and to be an effective and productive teammate on a winning team requires skills, ability and capabilities quite different than the other defending position players.
How-To-Play-Centerfield could best be described by the unwritten creed for all centerfielders which should be painted in bold on every barn door.
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