Sadly, there is quite a bit of fraud in amateur baseball coaching, with individuals fabricating their playing and coaching backgrounds to impress unknowing parents and players with their “knowledge.”
Before you hand over money for “professional” or “expert” instruction, or to join an “elite” travel team, do your diligence in knowing the background of the coach.
Professional playing or coaching experience can easily be verified through baseball reference websites. Collegiate playing experience can typically be verified on the school’s website of all-time letter winners.
A coach’s past playing ability doesn’t necessarily equate to being a good teacher, but being truthful is an important part of the player-coach-parent working relationship.
Looking to improve your game? We can help with an honest assessment of your skills and plan for development from our staff of knowledgeable and experienced coaches. Call 239-225-2222, or stop in for details.