When coaches draft teams or have tryouts, they should watch for players that display high character. Indications of high character players are not getting too upset after failure, cheering on others, hustle and thanking coaches for things. Of course, the ideal situation is having talented players who have high character. But, for coaches looking for a balanced and harmonious team, it may be best to sacrifice a little talent for high character players. Kids learned that character from parents, and having high character parents is often the key to coaching success. Of course, teaching or reinforcing solid character traits is another responsibility of the coach.
About Jack Perconte
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.