Having watched Sam and Megan play baseball/softball for the last 8 years, I've seen many different coaching styles and tactics. Everything from the incredibly laid back to the "in your face" type. So what makes a winning team? Is it the coaches? The tactics? The players? At some level it's all three, but for me personally, coaching and style is just a hair shy of everything for young, developing players. The ability to attract and keep talented players to build the team. The ability to get more out of the kids than anyone thought possible. The ability to develop passion in a player. Kids, especially young kids can do anything if motivated properly, but what is proper motivation?
Creditability! According to Jeff Janssen, who's actually studied a number of winning coaches. He claims there are seven secrets to coaching.