When Melissa Gentile took over as head coach of Eastern Michigan University, she realized her team was perfect. Too perfect.
Her players strived to use proper footwork, move toward the ball, and catch with 2 hands...every single time. Yet in a free-flowing game like softball, she knew constantly achieving this level of perfection was nearly impossible.
So instead of teaching proper form, Gentile taught creativity.
This freedom from perfection allowed her players to loosen up and have fun. They learned it was more important to make the play than to make a perfect throw...and the outs came as a result.
Want to learn more? Watch to see Gentile demo a fast-paced creativity drill she uses with her team.