Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

When – Then

January 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Coaching

Take a look at the following questions and see which one gets your attention a bit quicker.

  1. If a fire should ever occur in your house then what are you going to do?
  2. When the fire starts tomorrow in your house then what are you going to do?

I bet it’s the second one.  Why?  Because it is a “when-then” scenario as opposed to an “if-then” scenario.  A “when-then” scenario is going to occur.  An “if-then” implies that the event may never happen at all.

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When you go over situations in baseball, do you coach them with “if-then” statements or do you use “when-then” statements?

Which one do you think your players are going to take more seriously?

Tomorrow’s Post:  Developing a hitting rhythm 

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