In this episode, you'll learn:
- Why one of the biggest challenges for coaches involves a mismatch between what the kids see and what the coaches see
- One of the biggest differences between the really good coaches and mediocre coaches
- What causes coaches to be overconfident
- The best way to help give kids authoritative feedback during practices (bonus: you can also use this to help boost kids' confidence)
- The hidden power of placebos and how to harness it in coaching
- How to handle the fine line between overconfidence and lack of confidence in different age ranges
- That kids sometimes perform differently than they think they did, and how to correct them
- Whether setting goals for each kid is worthwhile
- Whether it's better to pull a struggling pitcher or let him pitch through his struggles
- What skill should be most sought-after in players
- Why some kids perform worse towards the end of the season and in the playoffs
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Joe's book Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
- Joe's book Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception
- Welles Park Parents Association youth baseball league
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