Today’s goal in the 21 Days to Building a Better Ballplayer challenge is to help someone else, specifically, another baseball player.
Why on earth would I ask you to help another ballplayer improve his game? It’s pretty easy to forget that though there are many aspects to the game of baseball, it is a simple game.
“You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.”
Reinforce the Fundamentals
Seriously, though. Teaching is one of the best ways to enhance your own learning. When you teach or coach the game, you often times come back to the fundamentals and basics in order to teach the player you are trying to help. By reinforcing fundamentals to a fellow ballplayer, you can think about your own game and whether or not you are actually following your own advice.
There are a number of ways you can complete this task. You can work with your training partner to help his game, pull a younger player on your team aside and share your knowledge with him, or volunteer to help coach a youth team and work with some kids. Working with youth players will really drive the point of fundamentals home. Not to mention, you will really appreciate the time others have spent with you to help you become a better ballplayer. And, it’s never bad to have a little baseball karma on your side as well.