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2970 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 24, 2009 8:50 AM by christi58
christi58 Rookie 1 posts since
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Apr 24, 2009 8:50 AM

For the Kids

As the mom of an older player that is now 25 and grew up in little league, and now the mom of a 12 year old who is now enjoying his first year in little league, I have to say I wish I had let my older son enjoy his own lime light. I see now that we as parents tend to get way too involved in our childrens actitvities. Don't get me wrong I think we should be involved, but only to the extent of fan support or voulnteering. When we get overly involved about play calls or winning and losing to the extent of yelling and fighting in front of our children it is a very sad and belitteling site. I hate to admit it but I did this myself and now regret that I did not let my son have fun as a child but forced myself into the picture with competitiveness. It's not if you win or lose, but did they have FUN! My younger son is now having fun. His coaches have been so very supportive even though it was a little frustrating at the begining because he had very little baseball skills. They have such a positive nature that my son and the whole team have come together and become a very good team that could possibly finish in the top 3 teams in their division. They are competitive, but with a positive and believe in yourself attitude. This is what we need to see in little league, not parents and coaches yelling and arguing about plays and calls. I just wanted to take the time to say Thank You to all the coaches that support this way of thinking and playing, for it reflects a positive way for our children and their parents. Hopefully this way will catch on all over our nation and we will see a big change in the way our children act when they themselves are coaches and parents. This way is simply COMPASSION, something that we need to get back into our world, and what better way to start than with our own children. Thank you again and please keep up the good work!!!

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