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  • Coach speak that makes you cringe

    Thought I would open up a thread where others could vent about things they hear other parents and coaches telling kids that make you cringe and want to run over and explain why that is SO wrong. So list one at a time and explain what makes it wrong to you.

    I'll start: faster swing, you will never hit it hard unless you swing faster.
    I hate this because it is not true at any level to me. Coaches praise this speed swing and then tell the kids to keep their eye on the ball. If they would just try to swing the bat as hard as THEY could they would understand how hard it is to keep the head still. Then of course the kid looks good in cage and then the coaches wonder why the kid can't hit in a game. Must be lack of intensity. UGH!!!

  • #2
    "Good eye" (on a pitch to the backstop)
    See ball, hit ball.

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    • #3
      "Bobby - get baseball ready!"
      "He who dares to teach, must never cease to learn."
      - John Cotton Dana (1856–1929) - Offered to many by L. Olson - Iowa (Teacher)
      Please read Baseball Fever Policy and Forum FAQ before posting.

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      • #4
        My team went 17-0 in teeball.

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        • #5
          Just throw strikes.
          Hitting Coordinator for Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

          I also work with the pitchers who are dealing with injury problems.

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          • #6
            "Don't swing at that!"
            Coop

            Don't forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball. ~Woodie Held

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            • #7
              Swing level
              Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
              (Babe Ruth)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chris O'Leary View Post
                Just throw strikes.
                That one absolutely drives me crazy when I hear a coach say that to his pitcher. Like the kid is purposely trying to walk people or something.

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                • #9
                  A similar thread last year...

                  http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...ips&highlight=

                  Definitely some classic lines we have all used at some point...

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                  • #10
                    I want a batter not a broken ladder. :cap:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kimbercarry View Post
                      Swing level
                      This one has always irked me. My older son had one of those "Nice level swing, Bobby" assistant coaches one year. He would even stand in the third base coach's box and demonstrate - a movement that looked nothing like a high level or even good youth level swing.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Flush View Post
                        Now I don't have to prepare for our next practice. I'll just print this thread and yell out these phrases randomly.
                        John, my favorite line from last year's thread.
                        efastball.com - hitting and pitching fact checker

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cochise View Post
                          This one has always irked me. My older son had one of those "Nice level swing, Bobby" assistant coaches one year. He would even stand in the third base coach's box and demonstrate - a movement that looked nothing like a high level or even good youth level swing.
                          I heard it at a 9-10 year old try out Tuesday night. From more than one coach.
                          Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
                          (Babe Ruth)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Uncoach View Post
                            That one absolutely drives me crazy when I hear a coach say that to his pitcher. Like the kid is purposely trying to walk people or something.
                            Only about a million times worse when a parent says it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kings over Queens View Post
                              Only about a million times worse when a parent says it.
                              Can we multiply that further when the parent IS the coach saying it?!

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