This is part-two of a two-part series focused on the characteristics of a successful softball team.
Today’s post looks at the five aspects of a successful squad from a parent’s perspective; Tuesday’s post looked at the five aspects of success from a coach’s perspective.
Five characteristics of a successful team
As a parent, to me a successful team is:
1. A team where my daughter is having fun.
2. A team were she is learning, improving, and yes—playing. You can’t get better sitting on “the bench”.
3. A team where my daughter is treated like a person. Coaching has become synonymous with yelling, and belittling student-athletes.
I have done my fair share of getting after players as a coach, but it was after hours of instruction. I don’t agree with yelling at players that haven’t been taught (something a coach takes for granted).
4. A team that might not be winning all the time, but at least has a chance to be in the hunt for a championship game.
5. A team with a coach that is a person of their word (honest).