Candrea on Coaching

On behalf of the Amateur Softball Association, welcome to the August issue of the ACE Coach monthly email from ASA Director of Coaching Education and two-time Olympic Coach Mike Candrea: Candrea on Coaching. As a youth sports coach, you naturally want to prepare your team to win as many games as possible, and as a Responsible Coach, you want to prepare your players to win off the field, too. The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program is proud to bring you this series in which Coach Candrea will provide you with coaching tips and resources that you can use for the betterment of your youth softball team.

August 2013, Volume III, Issue 42

Time to Evaluate

This is the time of the year when all the excitement, hard work, and for some the disappointment comes to an end. National Champions are celebrating their success and everyone else is making plans for next year.

A big part of those plans should be evaluating the past successes and failures of the past year and formulating a plan to move forward and make sure the process gets better and not worse! If we can create a snapshot to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the past – we have a much better chance of improving the process and giving us the best chance for future success.

I can guarantee you that nothing stays the same – it either gets better or it gets worse! Maintaining success or improving failure is something that every good organization must evaluate after each performance to have the best chance of finding success. Great lessons can be learned from both success and failure if we take the time to evaluate.


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Until next time,
Coach Candrea
Coach Candrea


In This Issue
Seasons Ending

Plan to Move Forward

Evaluating Performance


Other Resources
Candrea on Responsible Sports