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2015 Service-Learning Symposium: Psychology of Coaching T-Ball for 3-5 Year Old Children

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

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Psychology of Coaching T-Ball for 3-5 Year Old Children

Author: Angela Norwood-Lavoie

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Carla Bluhm


As part of our Sport Psychology class, we assisted the coaches of the T-ball program at the local YMCA. We put our learning of class lectures, online videos and previously taped interviews into action by using our knowledge to help improve the performance and  understanding of the game for these 3-5 year old children. As each class progresses, we were able to see the improvement of gross motor skills, attention to detail, and increased knowledge of the game. The original stress of the new players is slowly becoming more evident that they are more relaxed and enjoying the game. It is very rewarding for us as students to see these gains. It is truly wonderful to feel a part of something that will remain with these children for years to come!