Make Baseball Fun

I really like this post. We as coaches and parents need to remember that, yes they are our athletes but, they are our kids first.

muddled musings of a mangled mind

Which way do I run ?
Where do I go from here ?
Tell me which direction
Where do I go from here?
I hit the ball and have to run
But which direction do I go ?
Remember, this is new to me
I’m five, and I’m afraid I do not know.

He hit the ball, what do I do ?
Don’t let it come to me ?
I don’t know where to throw it
And I really have to pee.
Oh..here it comes, what do I do?
glove down and bend my knees
I have to stay and focus
Will someone help me please?

I’ve got the ball..now throw to first
Jeez, that’s a long, long way
I’ll never get it over there
At least not the way I play

Drop the bat….and run like mad
Where’s coach?…jeez, that’s a long way
I’ll never make it down to…

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3 Responses to Make Baseball Fun

  1. Roger Turner says:

    thanks for re blogging this. as a former coach….11 years in Canada, and ex competitive player, we need to remember, first it is a game, games are supposed to be fun, and the kids put so much pressure on themselves to do well, it is up to us as coaches and parents to relieve that and make sure they learn and have fun at the same time.

    • Absolutely right. The most important part of any youth sport is definitely not the sport.

      • Roger Turner says:

        exactly. I have a few more baseball themed poems. I will get them posted as soon as I can. I hope you like them as well. I never coached girls baseball, though I had a few girls on my teams over the years, and I umpired girls softball for about six seasons. best of luck on the upcoming season.

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