Re: First Season As Youth Head Baseball Coach
The goal isn't to encourage kids to swing at bad pitches. Rather, it's to encourage them to be more aggressive with borderline pitches. The first year that my older son did kid pitch, you'd see so many instances where the kids would look at strike one and then strike two, and then would hack at a bad pitch.
My philosophy is "If the pitcher is going to give you a walk, by all means take it. But don't go up there with that as your plan."