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Give Effort Until You Don't Get It Wrong, Don't Just Do It Once

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Chris Dahlander, winner of a 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap, coaches baseball for Town North YMCA (@YMCADallas). Like many coaches, Dahlander entered coaching intent on offering youth a more positive sports experience than the one he had as a child. That lends to greater perspective on the different ways that sports cam impact youth. Dahlander is also the Founder & CEO of Snappy Salads (@SnappySalads), an award-winning Dallas/Ft. Worth-area restaurant, and has a particular interest in corporate leadership, mentorship, and championing people.

Dahlander here talks about how youth players can progress toward cnsistent achievement. Part of what he explains to players is the difference between an amateur, who strives to perform a task correctly, and a professional, who strives to never perform a task incorrectly. Sometimes, the deciding factor is helping players realize they oe it to their teammates to become as proficient as possible.