If you’ve attended any kind of youth games, you’ve probably met the kind of parents who give all sports parents a bad name. These parents simply personify a huge part of what’s wrong with our toxic youth sports culture.
When you sign up your child to play baseball, there are some things you hope for. You hope that they’ll get to spend more time outdoors, get in some exercise, perhaps learn some new skills,
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I admit I had my misgivings. I didn’t want her to be the focus of negative attention. Knowing how much resistance girls who want to play baseball face in some places, I decided…
As a parent, you always want what is best for your child and this even applies to them taking part in team sports. No parent wants to see their kid sit on the sidelines while their friends enjoy playing the game.
Baseball is a highly cooperative sport, almost unlike any other sport in the high level of cooperation it demands of players. Because of the needed coordination between players, your child will learn greater communication skills and how to be a supportive team member, instead of needing to have things be all about them.
I’m not claiming to be an expert by any means, but I do have some experience with the youth baseball world having two high school boys who have both played baseball since they were 3-years old. Traveling around doing the tournament circuit has taught me a lot about the game and also the politics of the game.
If you’ve ever been to a Little League baseball or softball game, you know that trading pins are a very popular item. Whether it’s a team pin, a championship pin, or a pin for a special skill, most players, coaches, and parents have at least one that’s proudly displayed on a backpack or hat. But what makes trading pins so special? A lot of it boils down to two things: the promotion of good sportsmanship and a feeling of belonging within the team. They play a role in building friendships between players of different teams, too, as they’re great conversation starters. At games and championship events, players trade pins so much that it gets nearly as much attention as the game itself.
Diverse conclusions are derived from a number of life experiences, but the best way to learn from them is through one of America’s favorite sports. Baseball or any sport is not just about disciplining the younger generation or teaching them about the rules of the game, but it also involves teaching them the difficulties of life and how they can respond when faced with a challenge.
The idea of your child getting a chipped tooth can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. No one wants to think about their children being hurt in any way, and dental problems are no exception.