Re: Coaching Cal Ripken League Baseball
We did well in the tournament. We finished in 2nd place of the 5 team double elimination tournament. We won 2 games and lost 2 games. Both wins and losses happened to be against the same teams due to another team having to drop out. The team that beat us has some travel team ringers, but I believe we can beat them and should before the season is over. We probably should have won the 2nd time we played them. We led much of the game. My pitcher got very tired and he admitted he should probably be removed. The child I put into pitch had not threw a pitch off the mound since last season. That's partly my fault, but I only have 9 and I had a kid that isn't allowed to pitch per his mother. We had planned to use him, but I certainly conformed to his mother's wishes. The child told me and not his mother. His father wasn't pleased, but we both played nice.
It's amazing how proud I am of these kids. They almost feel as they are my own. I just gotta figure out how to get them hyped back up after a loss. I only have 9 kids now, but they all played their hearts out. I also feel like my kids have been "coached" more than the other kids. The other coaches just seem to let them go out there and play without continually teaching them. Encourage and teach, that is my motto.
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton
Last edited by Jpup; 04-19-2011 at 01:15 PM.