Originally Posted by TeamBoone
You really should set her straight; show her the rule if you have to, because she's teaching these children something that flat out wrong and will carry into their ball-playing futures. Their next coach may get it right and then the kids will be thoroughly confused (and possibly confrontational).
You're right. I should and plan to the next time I see her. She was a T-ball coach last year but I don't know if she has a team this year.
I sent an email to one of the guys that runs the teams in a different town (same league though). I want to make sure this "guidance" isn't coming from the top though I can't imagine that it is. I think it is simply a few people's misinterpretation. My team of 7-9 year old's certainly know the rule because we talked about it last night at BP.