How Correct Hitting without Hurting Confidence

Hitting Philosophy

Correcting problems in a swing means you are telling your kids that they are doing something wrong.

How do you correct them without hurting their confidence?

The easiest way is with the Positive-Negative-Positive rule.

  • Say something positive about what they are doing.
  • Say what needs to be corrected.
  • Say something positive again.

Very simple.

The article below has some more thoughts on how to keep the kid from losing confidence.


Any hitting coach generally won’t last long at any one place and should learn not to take that personally. This is another instance where an education in baseball psychology is beneficial. Staying positive and learning to rally behind his hitters, no matter what the circumstances, is the best way to move forward and help your team score runs.

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