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5 TedTalks Every Successful Baseball Coach Should Watch

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 10, 2018 1:45:00 PM

If you're reading this blog post, chances are you already know about the value of TedTalks, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

These 5 videos are sure to inspire, inform, and provide insight into your work in the baseball industry. Be inspired. Be challenged. Be empowered.


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Topics: Coaching motivation, Baseball Motivation

Dad Approaches the Mound [Video]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 26, 2016 1:08:59 PM

At one point or another, we all need inspiration to do our jobs better. It doesn't matter whether you're a little league coach, navigating through the politics of parents, years of coaching young kids can take a toll -- we all need examples of great leadership. It empowers us to imagine better versions of ourselves, and we become the great coaches we aspire to be. 

Today, we'd like to deliver an inspiring story about a dad and son on the big stage of the Little League World Series.

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Topics: Motivation, Coaching motivation, Little League, Little League World Series

The Stockdale Paradox: Baseball Team Intangibles That Win Games [Pt.1]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 20, 2016 1:43:22 PM
I've seen a lot of baseball games in my day. And that's okay. I like seeing my team win, but when the alternative happens, a sense of powerlessness has a way of creeping in, you feel me?
When teams lose, we usually find it rather easy to spot where things fell apart. And we're cavalierly quick to make mention of unsufficiencies and mistakes. But what about when the team wins. Do we make note of how that triumph came together? Do we notice the small things that kept the momentum of success in the palm of the coach and player's hands?
I've written the first installment of a 3-part blog series covering Baseball Team Intangibles That Win Games, which usually go unexamined in this game. The idea is that once you get a hold of the intangibles of championship teams, you'll be more empowered to nurture those attributes in your own. Let's walk through the first intangible together ...
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Topics: Baseball, Baseball Coaching, Coaching motivation, Coaching Baseball, The Stockdale Paradox, Coaching techniques