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Any coaches? (T-Ball, specifically)
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:27 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:26 AM
And to me, the primary thing for t-ball (and all little league coaches really) is to make sure the kids have fun playing and want to come back next year. If the year ends and all your kids are gung-ho and ready for next year, the season was a success. T-ball is really pretty easy in that regard, keep the kids encouraged and positive and everything else is smooth sailing
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:43 AM
"It's not the dress that makes you look fat, it's the fat that makes you look fat." - Al Bundy
"Ow" - Dylan Bundy
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:10 AM
By now, I'm sure you understand what happened. Inside the park home run bunt. One of those times, the bases were loaded.
I keep waiting for Tony Campana to pull one of these.
I did this in Little League a lot. Get hit or walk, that was the only way I could get on base. I got called out once for leaning in a little too obviously -- I didn't even know you couldn't do that! Closest I ever got to an actual hit was at tryouts for our league's All-Star. As soon as I connected, I knew in shock that I had stroked a line drive over the third baseman's head and into left field. Except they happened to have a redwood stationed at third at that moment, a towering kid who reached up and snagged the greatest hit I never hit. So sad.
Don't be a dick to those kids that suck. I was one of those kids that really sucked. My last year I started leaning into pitches just so I could get on base so I wouldn't get yelled at for striking out.
Anyway, I agree with all the votes for keeping the T-ball game light and moving. I totally see how as a coach you won't have time to teach fundamentals, not to spazzing Kindergartners and 1st graders. But there will be kids who don't have fathers or someone who knows baseball well enough to give them basic instruction; keep an eye out for them and see what you can do, either to hook them up with outside help, like that especially engaged father over there or something. My only chances to learn this stuff at that age came from my t-ball coach, etc.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:12 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:22 PM
I thought the parents on my team were going to mutiny when Alex put on his Cubs hat to play the field. I said that he couldn't wear a Cardinals hat because I wanted him to get a hit.
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