Children are like players in that they both have strengths and limitations and a comfort level from which they work.  For example, through daily batting and hitting practice, fielding drills and one-on-one instruction, players repeatedly work on honing their skills.  Children arrive at school or at home confronted with a daily routine, which may include practicing their math multiplication times table or spelling tests; whereby, the expectation in clear:  do the best you can, practice, apply what you know and ask questions.  Be the best player you can be and the result will be greater feelings of self-confidence and the ability to take positive risks.