For the previous 20+ years (can I actually be that previous?) I’ve been a personal coach, primarily working with pitchers, hitters and catchers. Throughout that point I’ve had a chance to show many fantastic younger ladies, serving to them to realize success and notice their desires – no matter these desires could also be.
However by that point I’ve additionally come to acknowledge that there’s an under-served constituency on the market that’s aching for somebody to fill their wants. So right now I’m proud to announce a brand new service by Softball Success that I’m calling “Dad or mum and Participant Validation,” or PPV for brief.
The way in which it really works is you carry your daughter to me, however somewhat than attempting to show her something I simply stand there for a half hour and let you know how superior she is.
I’ll stroll round and think about her from totally different angles, put my hand on my chin, look critical, nod a number of instances, perhaps whistle or say “whoa!” (though that prices further) and even shoot a video or two and use it to point out you why she’s so nice. What I received’t do, nonetheless, is provide any of these bothersome solutions or critiques as a result of when you’re coming for this service I do know you’re not excited about any of that claptrap. You simply need to hear she’s good the best way she is.
Now, I do know this service received’t be of curiosity to any of my present college students or their mother and father as a result of they’re all on-board with working laborious and attempting to enhance themselves. I’m really lucky to work with an excellent group of scholars.
Nonetheless, I notice there are individuals on the market who can use this new service. I’ve run into them previously.
I might inform as a result of after I would inform a pitcher she must lock her shoulders in at launch, or calm down and whip her arm, or keep extra upright as a substitute of leaning ahead the one response I might get is a stinkeye from each the guardian and the coed.
Or if I advised a hitter she wanted to steer together with her hips, or maintain her fingers from dropping to her ribcage, or drive her again shoulder across the entrance as a substitute of pulling the entrance shoulder out each guardian and daughter take a look at me like I advised them they smelled of elderberries.
Clearly, they weren’t excited about my trustworthy opinion, or in altering something. They merely needed me, as an expert softball teacher, to validate what they already believed.
After all, the core of nice customer support is to offer the individuals what they need (to paraphrase Marshall Subject). So somewhat than preventing the tide, I’ve determined this might be an amazing money-making alternative.
With that in thoughts, I’m considering of a charge construction alongside the traces of:
- Saying she is ideal and I wouldn’t change a factor – $100/half hour
- Saying she is an unbelievable expertise and top-of-the-line I’ve ever seen – $200/half hour
- Saying she is indubitably one of the best I’ve ever seen in-person – $500/half hour
- Saying she might probably be the best participant who ever performed the sport – $1,000/half hour
I haven’t locked into the precise greenback quantity, however I’m figuring with as determined as some persons are for any such validation that is most likely a very good place to begin. I may provide a reduction when you simply need to are available and have me say it with out really having to observe the participant do something since I might be capable of squeeze one other precise lesson in throughout the remainder of the time. Or if you wish to ship me a 30 second video and have me electronic mail my effusive reward again to you.
I can see the place this might result in different providers as properly. For instance, I can put aside a radar gun with a sequence of impressively excessive readings and allow you to take an image along with your daughter displaying no matter studying matches what you suppose she’s throwing. I’m considering $50 for that, no less than to begin. The chances are countless.
So let me know. If you happen to’re searching for somebody to let you know how superior your daughter is with out all of the inconvenience of being advised she must work on this or that, this new service ought to match the invoice.
Simply do not forget that being advised what you need to hear doesn’t imply she’ll carry out properly on the sector, particularly when she faces competitors of equal or higher capability. That really takes work.
However when you simply need to have your ego, and your daughter’s ego, stroked I’m ready to accommodate. All traces are actually open…