Do you have Superman Syndrome?
It’s very easy for baseball coaches to get burned out. Unfortunately, many coaches are their own worst enemy when it comes to having enough of the game. A big reason for that is “Superman Syndrome.”
- A need to control the entire pitching staff
- A need to control the hitting philosophy, drill selection, and instruction
- A need to control all things related to defense
- A need to calculate all the team stats
- A need to control every aspect of fundraising
- A need to control the team gear designs
- A need to control team equipment ordering
- A need to control camp and clinic organization and registration.
- What areas of the game or coaching are so important that they can only be done by me? (ex. line-ups, contacting the media, meetings with administrators and/or parents, etc.)
- What areas am I very good at but probably should not be doing? (ex. I was a minor league pitcher and a minor league (IND) pitching coach but I quickly and gladly handed over all pitching responsibilities to my pitching coach)
- What areas do I like doing but probably shouldn’t? (ex. calculating stats, looking for and designing gear, etc.)
- What areas of the game do I know the least or not at all? (ex. have you completed the Coaching Wheel assessment on my Resource page?)