Archive for March 2014

Theres’ more to having a catch than having a catch

March 21, 2014

There’s more to having a catch with your kids than just having a catch. It’s a time when you have their undivided attention. It’s your chance to open up a line of communication that will last a life time. As your kids get older, it will become more difficult for you to create an environment where they will open up to you. You must create one while they are young.

As you toss the ball back and forth, spend most of the time talking about something other than baseball. Find out what happened in their life today. Set the tone. Get them to talk, to open up. Engage with them. Show them you are interested in them and are there to listen. When they get older, they’ll always know that they can talk to you about their problems, concerns, or issues over something as special as “having a catch.”

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Like An Iditarod Sled Dog – flat out

March 7, 2014

Winners have learned to go full speed ahead all the time. No matter if it’s in practice or the real thing, they take it on with a full head of steam. They never have to give a second effort because they only play with continuous effort. Winners don’t have a middle gear. They don’t know what half speed is all about. Like an Iditarod sled dog, winners only know one speed – flat out.

Ode to the sandlot

March 4, 2014
ODE TO THE SANDLOT
Where kids play baseball with heart and soul
Where kids develop a passion for baseball
Where kids fall in love with the game
A field of dreams

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