- A player will retain 20% of what he or she hears, 50% of what he or she sees, and 70% of what he or she feels.
- Cognitive Teaching is one style of teaching, but is probably not the most effective way to teach our players or kids new skills Can you define Cognitive Teaching?
- Kinesthetic Teaching is a more effective way to teach a hitter or help a hitter make adjustments in their swing. Can you define Kinesthetic teaching?
- Pay attention to how you tend to coach your athletes. Do you often revert to just telling them what they did wrong and what they need to do different?
- Put your hitter into a scenario where they have an awareness of their body and can feel when they do something well or when they do something wrong. Can we provide a sample scenario?
- A good tool for increasing a hitter’s body awareness is a mirror or video analysis. A hitter’s ability to see something will increase their ability to feel it and greatly help the learning process.
- Set up drills that will increase feel and create scenarios where the body will be able to correct itself through executing the drill. Is there a sample drill we can integrate here?
- Always teach in a way that will help increase your athlete’s confidence.