? Learn to throw and catch both right- and lefthanded.
? Shoot overhand or three quarters rather than sidearm or underhand—you're just more accurate coming over the top.
? Be students of the game. Watch the good college teams, and watch your position. Tell yourself: If this is how he did it, this is what I need to work on.
? Be willing to sacrifice for the team. I have no tolerance for players who are mostly interested in their own statistics.
? Drill and repeat constantly.
? Attend conferences and workshops, and pick the brains of other coaches. There's not a lot that's new in the game.
? Sell the sport, and make it a priority in your life. I don't know how many young coaches do that now or are willing to do that.
? You get what you demand. If you demand something consistently, the kids get to the point where they understand and respond.