Q. Coaching: Sod
A. I just put the finishing touches on my new front yard. We built a new home, and I decided to tackle the landscaping on my own with help from my father. We have been at it for months. Tonight the sod arrived. I got home at 9:30pm, ate some dinner, talked with my wife for a while and then headed out to lay down the sod. In a matter of minutes I had the nicest lawn in the neighborhood.
had to pay a hefty price (actually it was a gift from my parents), but the result was immediate satisfaction. I only had to take a few minutes to lay down these rolls of grass and soil and wallah! green grass.
I wish I had some sort of "sod-like" solution that would immediately make kids super stars at baseball. Unfortunately their is no "quick fix." The only recipe for improvement is a consistent concentrated effort over a period of time. This means preparing the soil, sewing the seed, watering it consistently over a period of time, and then eventually... whalla! Green grass.
INo one baseball camp, one lesson, or one practice is going to make anyone an instant superstar. Encourage your son to take home the knowledge he gained from the camp, lesson, or practice. Try to get him to pick up a bat or glove and just go through the correct motions for a few minutes each night. The more consistent he can do this, the faster you will see him progress.
Brian Berger, ABC Holiday Camp director, owner Youth Baseball Edge