It is imperative to carefully manage the type of training and input that the competitive athlete is given. This is especially true during the competitive season.
When a change or ‘tune up’ is required during the competitive season it is important to keep the ‘instructional static’ to a minimum.
Ideally, the training, drills and implementation that are required and agreed upon with the player/team quickly transition to feel based drills and exercises. This type of patterning keeps the ‘static’ of extraneous ‘swing thoughts’ to a minimum and allows the player to maintain an uncluttered, clear, confident and consistent ‘players mindset’.
Even the slightest whisper of technical thought or an additional component to the player’s process and routine can result in an adverse change in the focus, feel, tempo and rhythm of the player
“Let the player play.”