Coaches often count their most memorable moments by the victories they’ve won, the playoff berths they’ve earned, and the star players they’ve had the pleasure to mentor.
But there’s also a great deal of satisfaction to be gained by helping the journeyman players hone their skills. In this excerpt, East Coast coach and author Larry Cicchiello tells how one of his most memorable moments was provided by Nick, a player going 0-20 for the season.
I knew Nick off the baseball field and knew he was a great kid with great parents. . . . Nick had this “long and looping” swing and was overmatched by every pitch. . . .