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Thread: Difference in 10u softball and 10u baseball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanOfCorn View Post
    My experience is that females (as a species) are less aggressive than males so encouraging them to swing at balls they can hit pays later. Boys are the opposite.

    The girls I coached with a take a walk approach at a young age ended up watching too many called strikes as they got older. The ones who I encouraged to swing at a younger age are more aggressive and have more fight in the box now at ages 16-18. YMMV.

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    This echoes my experience, too.

    A generality to keep in mind..."Boys need to play good to feel good. Girls need to feel good to play good." Be a builder of their self-confidence, as well as their skills.

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    We could just paraphrase Wayne Gretzky “you miss 100% of the balls you don’t swing at”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    This echoes my experience, too.

    A generality to keep in mind..."Boys need to play good to feel good. Girls need to feel good to play good." Be a builder of their self-confidence, as well as their skills.
    ^^ 100% accurate


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    This echoes my experience, too.

    A generality to keep in mind..."Boys need to play good to feel good. Girls need to feel good to play good." Be a builder of their self-confidence, as well as their skills.
    Yup. Boys are happy when they win. Girls win when they're happy.


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