Learning the fundamentals is the first and most important thing a young athlete can do. Fundamentals are something we learn first, and never stop practicing. The great players, as talented as they are, all work on the fundamentals on a regular basis. In some cases mastering the fundamentals is what separates great players from good players.
When you can’t find good coaching
As a sports parent it’s a wise decision to teach your kids the fundamentals. For some of us that is hard to because we may not have played the sport, or our knowledge of it only goes so far. Finding a coach is a great solution for that, but it isn’t always possible for some families. This could be due to financial reasons, or for a lack of time. So what do you do when you want your kids to learn the fundamentals, but are unable to get the coaching they need?