Baseball is no different from any other sport in that it is a zero sum game. You know full well your team will lose, and sometimes that loss will be a wipeout, and sometimes the victory will be snatched away at the last second.Read more
Decades of competition have indisputably proven that women can compete in baseball on par with men. But equality does not mean homogeneity, and women carry many important psychological differences into baseball and sport in general. If the goal is to train the next generation of professional female baseball athletes, then all psychological factors must be taken into consideration when coaching girls and young women. There is research-based information that can be actionable on the diamond, which coaches should take on board. This is not to say that there is a universal method for all women – the research findings are a generalisation which allows for general guidelines in women’s baseball coaching. This should not be done at the expense of accounting for individual differences of each team member.
This is an interesting time for women in sports, including baseball. Some consider this time somewhere between the worst being behind, but the best having yet to arrive.Read more