The very foundation of our success and growth for over three years has been and always will be expert/elite training in baseball & softball skills, both physically and mentally.
The way we have gone about that, I think, is unique. We take great pride in our backgrounds, education and passion for the game and God-given ability to teach. To teach in a manner that is effective, inspiring and fun. To teach in a manner that all students, regardless of age, will walk away knowing they have the tools to become the best player they can possibly be.
How we go about that is with: continuous positive reinforcement, patience, calmness, educating, demonstrating and motivating. Hence our motto: Educate, Demonstrate, Motivate, Create. We never tell a student or player to just do something. We explain in detail why and we demonstrate.
What we do not do to either our students or team players is punish anyone with physical activity if they make a mistake or are not learning at a fast-enough pace. We do not yell. We do not raise our voices. We never demean, degrade, insult, name call or anything like that to anyone.
As the leader of this organization, any instructor or coach who demonstrates this type of behavior will be terminated immediately. For the NSOBS, that type of teaching or coaching is so unacceptable, it carries a zero-tolerance policy.
Personally, I have witnessed this type of instruction and coaching far too many times. In my opinion it is bullying. If bullying is not allowed in schools, it should not be allowed in sports instruction. It’s just that simple.
No player wants to walk about from a lesson or practice feeling horrible about themselves, regardless of how they performed. We want and get SMILES!!
I can say with great confidence that our approach works. Our growth is proof of that. We do not need or seek trophies and awards. Our trophies are on our web site. Read our Raves & Reviews, which include: feedback, testimonials and game reports. (http://www.nationalschoolofbaseball.com/raves-and-reviews/)
If this is the type of atmosphere you want your young player to learn in and play in, then give us a call. We love new students. And our 16U Girls softball team still needs a few players to fill out the roster.
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! Hope to see you all soon!