SummerTime Means Baseball Fun

Summertime is almost here and that means baseball is in full swing. Not so much professional baseball but youth league baseball.

As a youth league coach in the NY Metro area I look forward to the game time; almost as must as I did when I played Little League back as a young boy.

It's not so much about the game, but the enjoyment I get out of seeing the kids growing together as a team, showing progress in their baseball skills and seeing the excitement in their eyes playing a game under the lights.

Baseball is special for the kids and their parents. To see how proud they are - it's awesome. But it's special for many youth baseball league coach too! It makes all the practice and inconveniences so worth it.

Many adults would never consider being a youth baseball coach. The impression of a coach is all work and no play. I guess that's understandable, given the way our media shoves everything negative down our throats. They give us the impression that everything is bad - but it really isn't!

The negatives of coaches are real, there is no denying that, but the positives are there too! Coaching is a big responsibility, takes your precious spare time and can be a big pain at times. But I can give you one positive aspect that outweighs all of the negatives put together. It may not happen right away but when it does - boy it will put everything in perspective and make you realize how fortunate you were to coach.

That's when your walking down the street or shopping at the supemarket and a young adult comes up to you to tell you what a positive influence you've been on their life - so much so that they are going to carry on the legacy.

There is no greater feeling!!!!

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