Promoting Leadership in Youth Sports

By John Pinkman, Mom's Team, 12/05/17, 12:00PM CST

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Players need to understand and recognize excellent leadership in order to follow positive people

We understand that not everyone chooses to become a leader. However, it is vital that players and students understand and recognize excellent leadership in order to follow positive people.

Teaching leadership is a vital component of our Pinkman Baseball Academy program. It's important because when we walk onto the field of play the game offers us a choice: to become a leader or a follower. If we don't make that decision on our own, someone will very quickly make it for us.

I think we all understand that everyone doesn't have to be a leader. Many young people avoid leadership for any number of reasons. My personal feeling is that no one gives them the opportunity; no one teaches them how. On the other hand many children are thrust into leadership with no training and for no apparent reason other than they're talented, good looking, big, or the child of the coach.

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