Our 1st tryout will be at Harmon Field in Canton GA on Sunday, October 24th at 1pm. We will have 4-6 tryouts in next month. If you are interested, you may e-mail or call me. Kids have to be no older than 10 years old on May 1st 2011. 9 year olds may try out for team as well.
If interested, you may e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me at 678-977-0254.
See ya there boys!
Darn, I went through Canton last weekend on my way up and back to Blue Ridge from Atlanta (we recently bought a mountain cabin just outside Blue Ridge).
My wife, son, his wife, and my youngest grandson all made the trip.
From Blue Ridge we drove up to Tennessee to view the foliage on the Cherohala Skyway and visit the Bald River Waterfall - it was a beautiful dive.
Maybe next time we can arrange for one of your $75.00, 1 day 2 1/2 hour session for my grandson while we're up there.
Too bad you don't start until they are 3 years old! We'll have to wait a little while - see you in 2012. ;o)
love the sarcasm, - what sarcasm !!! ;o)
Well, at least the part about the cabin and trip to Tennessee was factual.
Maybe I went a little too far with the "see you in 2012"!!!
The guy's stats are irrelevant. He was considered good enough to sign. It's further than most players go in the game. What really matters is if the guy has the ability to relate skills to little kids. He's trying to cash in on claiming he's a former pro. He's far from the first ex pro to make the attempt. Ole PT had our generation of sports parents in mind when he came up with his "sucker born every minute" comment. These guys are just trying to cash in on it.
I do like the following statement. It's one of the best statements I've seen on a program's website ...
"WPB trainers try to get the children focused on taking their own initiative to take it upon themselves to practice their fundamentals on their own when not at camps, clinics or practices."
It means you can't buy talent. You have to pratice hard, and often. I've always had my negative views of parents spending a bunch of money on lessons for little kids. But at least this guy is also teaching work ethic not just the need for more paid lessons.
What does stand out is he doesn't instruct kids once they are teens. This may hint of limited ability of instruct or confidence to instruct at the higher skill levels.
I've always believed in most cases a preteen with any kind of athletic ability can learn a lot by dad watching training videos and then giving the kid a lot of reps. Paid lessons don't become a neccesity until some point in the teen years when it's noticeable the kid has some legitimate talent relative to having potential to play high school ball or further. My son took his first paid pitching lesson at fifteen and first paid hitting lesson at sixteen.
When it's all said and done Rich, you posted in the wrong area. You're spamming by posting on the discussion board.
Our 1st tryout will be at Harmon Field in Canton GA on Sunday, August 24th at 1pm.</b>
Errrr, August 24th? In my world it is now October. This post was posted Oct 18th. What am I missing?
I will lump this guy in with HENRY and also your bat salesman on this site. They're all self serving ego/cash maniacs.
Don- I don't mean to push you off the soapbox, I'm just sayin....
Time wounds all heels.....
My kid is at that special tryout faze in life.
guarantee to pass
"I thought TG was running for office this November"
A few years ago some people approached me about running for town council. Their pitch was with my heavy participation in the youth sports program I was a very visible candidate. Local elections are about visibility and name recognition.
I told them I didn't have a chance in hell of winning because I've never been shy about expressing my opinions. Everyone I know knew exactly what was on my mind. Politicians can't win by being up front.
Wow, you guys are tough! I as well love the sarcasm though.
Ok, the WPB site was meant to give local kids an opportunity to play in tournaments that they may not be able to play in due to not making certain teams or just a bunch of kids that can get together that their parents cannot commit to all star schedules or travel teams, etc...
The clinics are a means bywhich parents can have options for their kids to get training that their coaches may not provide them during their seasons and was mainly meant for rec-ball players.
I am not the minor league guy that one of you posted the stats about. I just played ball when I was a kid all the way through getting out of the army. Don't think I advertised anywhere that I was a former MLB player or anything like that although I can't say I wouldn't have potentially enjoyed that life had I had the talent:)
WPB tournaments costs were $200 per team and I think the profit margin was about negative $35 per tournament, but gave me the satisfaction of watching 10-15 teams enjoying themselves for a weekend here and there. They are seasonal and do not occur during rec/ Fall-Spring seasons.
With the clinics, I have had a lot of response and have yet to charge families a dime for them although I have spent hours working with their kids. If I advertised they were free, I would never do my real job and would be broke!!
I do have to update some of that information, but tough when trying to work a real job to make real money.
The company was setup and will continue to provide cheap tournaments whereby parents do not get gouged with gate fees, high registration costs, etc... but will give the kids an opportunity to play more ball if they choose. Yes, my simple message to kids and parents is that "You will only get better if you keep working at it on your own". Coaches, dad's, instructors, can only guide you in "potentially" right directions. It's up to you to take the ball from there! End of story.
Sorry if I posted in wrong area as I was not trying to advertise my website, but simply announcing the 10U tryouts for my travel team. I guess I didn't help myself by advertising that it was in August instead of October though. Thanks for the heads up on that and I actually did like the sarcasm!!! What's life about if you can't laugh at yourself:)
Thanks for the fun and keep it coming:)
It's a moot point in the current scenario, but:
When some player with stats like his namesake (8 games with three different teams, one an indy and only 18 defensive chances) tries to become a coach, it's usually one of two situations:
1) The guy has nothing else going on, so he's in to make a quick buck.
2)He truly believes that since HE was a PROFESSIONAL player, he can coach, too. (And he'll tell that to anyone who'll listen.)
Rarely, it'll be that the player loves being around the game and is just trying to give a little back. At least, that was my experience with these kind of players when I was in the academy business.
PS - The Rich Cormier who was in the pros was not drafted. More than likely he either impressed someone or other at an open try-out or was allowed to suit-up because of his (uncle, brother, dad)'s connection.
Yea, people ask me sometimes if I am related to Lance and Reale or however you spell it and I would always ask what their stats are before potentially lieing to them:) Yes, I actually love being around the kids and do know a bit about baseball, but have no claims that I know more than others. Just try to instill that they need to have a good work ethic and to respect everyone (even the umpires), around them!
Reason I even got into it is because I was tired of coaches giving up on kids simply because they had 3 studs on the team and never focusing on the "TEAM" that ultimately helped them in one way or another to win/ lose ball games. That and I simply like doing it!
No hard feelings on the posts though. It made my day and I have posted the same towards others for various reasons
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