Provided by:Softball Excellence
Practice makes perfect, doesn't it? Make sure your practices have the greatest chance of improving your players.
For many, practice is just around the corner. Before you start, read this.
Softball season is just around the corner which means players and coaches are working hard to get better. For coaches, that improvement comes in the form of studying, reading and planning. While players are busy training, conditioning and practicing.
Ah, practice. That magic quality that impacts both players and coaches. Practicing is something we all do, a lot. And yet we don't all get better.
Through the science of expertise, we've learned a ton about how to practice better. This deep exploration into the science of performance has exploded lately as more and more people strive to get better, faster. And while shortcuts are something our culture looks for in almost everything we do, skill improvement is exempt from shortcuts.
The science of expertise tells us how practice either will or won't make us better. It tells us about how to ensure that the time you spend practicing actually makes you better.
But first, let's look at the graphic to the left to see some common practice myths, and the actual truths about practice.
Well, if these common practice myths aren't true, what are we supposed to believe, and more importantly, what are we supposed to do during practice in order to ensure that the time we spend practicing will in fact, make us better?
To save you time - so you'll have more time for practicing - I've summarized the research for you, and listed below the keys to helping make practice more efficient, and most importantly, help make you better:
I hope you enjoy your holidays and experience an incredible 2019!