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The Umpire Says Play Ball, Not Let's Get Stressed, And That Matters

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Chris Fay is the Partnership Manager for PCA-New England (@PCA_New_England). Prior to joining PCA, Chris oversaw the day-to-day operations of Frozen Ropes - one of the area's largest and most successful baseball and softball training centers. During his 10 years at Frozen Ropes, Chris worked with players of all ages, coaches, league directors, and youth sports organizations helping them achieve positive, character-building experiences through sports. His passion for PCA's mission is also what motivates him in his position as the commissioner of Wayland Little League's Developmental Program and Coaching Coordinator.

Fay says that too often players are playing tight and stressed out. They become so afraid of failure and making mistakes that they do not get any enjoyment out of the games they are playing. He talks about how important it is for coaches to create the right culture for the athletes so that they can get the maximum enjoyment out of the sports they play. That is one of the most important jobs of any coach.