Oh, how I miss those early days. The cuteness was almost unbearable. Little boys in their way-too-big baseball uniforms running around laughing and having fun is one of the most beautiful memories I hold onto. Those times were the best of times.
Do your kids ever struggle with nerves before a big game?
It’s natural to feel anxious before big games to a certain extent. But if your child feels extremely nervous, it can really harm their ability to play to their best, and severely reduce their enjoyment of the sport. But…
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,
Building arm strength for baseball is essential to obtaining much better skills in pursuing your baseball career. When searching to create arm strength…
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.