When a ballplayer struggles with simple things in games and practices, the more complex things like game situation and focus become even more difficult. As a Coach I see the struggles all the way up to the high school level. What has come to my realization is there needs to be a better way to practice the basic skills. That is where the development of the Softball and Baseball Gummy Games booklets. The booklets can be used for Camps or Team practices to work on the very skills ballplayers need to genuinely enjoy playing their sport.
To learn in detail the important skills needed read my blog- Master Key of Softball. In the Master Key of Softball blog I talk about the frustration of a ballplayer that struggles with the basic skills and why these skills must be constantly practiced. There are booklets available to practice the skills, one of which is “Power Up Your Softball Game”. This booklet has drills to work on to improve skills. Inspired by my grand children I transformed the Power Up Drills into Gummy Games. With the Gummy Games a ballplayer can have fun practicing and earn a reward for completing an activity.
My mission is to help young ballplayers gain self-confidence so that they will continue playing the great sports of Softball and Baseball. That will also be the Goal for the Gummy Games booklets and Camps.
If you would like to know more about the Gummy Games Camps and how you can do your own Camp please email me (click the email icon on the top right header above). Always looking for Sponsors! If this is something you would like to help Sponsor or donate to- email me for more info!
My first Camp with be in my hometown starting in May. Click here to learn more about this event!
For Coaches the Gummy Games booklets are fantastic for Team practices. Use the booklet activities as part of or an entire Team practice session. Best part, I believe, is the booklets encourage ballplayers to continue doing the activities after practice on their own. Great way for them to keep improving!