|12 Leadership Fundamentals as Players and Coaches
1. Leave the world a little bit better than how you found it.
2. Vision – a culture of excellence, enthusiasm, forgiveness, teamwork, and competitiveness will maximize our chances to reach our goals.
3. Lead by example. Bench the ego and give your best effort now. No whining. No complaining. No excuses.
4. Connect with empathy: don’t get mad, get curious!
5. It takes courage – the strength of will to do what’s difficult – to get rid of both complacency and a person’s safety net. It takes courage to give your best effort right now to make self and teammates better. This becomes easier when you understand that your best effort is always good enough.
6. Good values attract good people and good people make me better.
7. Little things make the big things happen.
8. Greatness and success are attainable by all.
9. The carrot is mightier than the stick and half full is greater than half empty.
10. Adversity is good for me as long as I literally survive.
11. Patience and a Faith hold it all together.
12. Strive for perfection, but never expect it.
12 Mechanical Fundamentals
1. Balance. Dynamic balance of hitters, fielders, pitchers, and base runners comes from emotional balance and good muscle memory.
2. Good muscle memory: we strive to do the “little things” right every time. Make the Routine Routine
3. Swing: short to it and long through it.
4. Swing: palm up/palm down through extension.
5. Swing: use the lower half. Transfer weight.
6. Swing: work down to the ball.
7. Bunting: just play catch. If it is not an easy catch, don’t catch it
8. You can throw the ball faster than you can run with it. Get rid of the ball.
9. Throwing – aim small, miss small!. use both arms to maintain balance and line the body up to the target
10. Throwing: Catching – Watch the ball into your glove.
11. Base running – be aggressive – fail full speed
12. Rhythm – Great athletes look athletic.