As far as Ive been coaching!!! long time!!! I have worked with kids at every age from 4-17.
There is one thing that they ALL have in common!
The learning stages.
Mike Epstein broke it down rather nicely for me. But I will explain a little of it myself.
There are four stages of learning.
Stage One, AWARE (something new)
This is when a player will realize or be told he’s doing something incorrectly.
Stage Two, AWKWARD (shaky period)
This one is the most important. This is the part that can make or break a ball player. They are trying to “re learn” something they have been doing incorrectly. Imagine trying to learn a new language and having to forget English.
Now the ball player will struggle at first (naturally) and want to quit because it doesnt feel right and hes not getting instant results.
Stage Three, SKILL (persistence)
This is how quickly they progress out of the awkward stage. the player must believe what your telling him. You must earn their respect!
Stage Four, IT’S ME (natural)
All the hard work is now paying off. No more having to, question their ability. He mentions in this part about needing 1500 diligent swings. I have heard more like 3000. Either way, you need to get your cuts in and they need to be good ones. Remember Practice makes perfect?
Im sure your thinking 1500-3000 cuts, are you kidding me?
But break it down
100 swings a day 30 days.
Seam a little more reasonable?
Anyway here’s the full article