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Private Instructors vs Internet Trolls

Private Instructors vs Internet Trolls
Jan 16, 2023 · 11m 48s

Number 1 Training Bat on the Market⬇️ Camwood Bats Lets's face it! Private instructors come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and experiences. The main thing you need to be...

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Number 1 Training Bat on the Market⬇️
Camwood Bats

Lets's face it! Private instructors come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and experiences. The main thing you need to be sure the price I pay worth it. There are always questions when it comes to quality. First and foremost can the instructor connect with my kid? One of the main things parents deal with is making sure ends meet and their kid can keep up with the jones'. "Suzy goes to a hitting instructor, my kid needs to as well". Do it for your kid, no one else. Make sure the investment is warranted. Have that discussion with your kid and see what works best for both of you.

If there’s one thing I think nearly everyone in the softball world can agree on these days it’s that softball private instruction isn’t cheap. Especially in areas where you have to be indoors for at least part of the year. The facility costs alone can get quite expensive. Then add in the cost for the instructor and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart – or wallet. A dedicated family can easily spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars by the time it’s all added up, mainly if the instruction goes on for a few years. That’s why it often shocks me how little effort so many parents seem to put into the decision. If they were buying a new lawn mower, or a refrigerator, or a set of tires for their car they’d probably do tons of research. They’d look for professional reviews, they’d look for user ratings, they’d compare specs, and maybe even go to a store and look the item over. That’s why things in this price range (and above) are called “considered purchases.” You don’t just buy them on a whim. You put some thought into the decision because it’s going to put a dent into your wallet and you’re probably going to have to live with whatever you choose for a while.

The cost of softball private instruction can easily surpass all of those items. You’re just doing it on a per-lesson “payment plan.” Yet based on what I’ve seen so many people accept, it seems they go into that expensive purchase that can have so much impact on their daughter’s softball career blind. Here in the digital age, with a world of knowledge just a few clicks away at most, there’s simply no reason to get anything less than a full return on your softball investment.

Here are some ways to make sure you do. Do your homework on what is good, this is probably the easiest and yet most-ignored piece of advice. I think many parents start out by looking for an instructor who is close to them. To me, that’s putting the cart before the horse. Before looking for instructors, do some homework on what you want your daughter’s instructor to teach. Put in some time to learn what is currently considered the state of the art for hitting, pitching, catching, throwing, fielding, etc.

When it comes to figuring out what to listen to and what to ignore...use your own experience. Like everything in life, one person doesn't like the same thing the next person does. So, before you go out and bash someone you don't know, make sure you are speaking from experience. Don't take someone's word without your own follow-up. Good or bad, get it from the and your daughter. Too many times, instructors are trolled on the internet just because of A. it's fun to run your mouth to someone behind a keyboard. B. I can get a reaction from them. and C. I don't know any better.
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Author Tyler Black
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