Hello 13AA Black Parents!
It's my pleasure to get to coach this team again and I apologize for missing the team kickoff meeting last week. Thank you Terry, John and Alesia for taking care of all the details in my absence.
I am fortunate to have coached all the players in the past except for two new players. For the two new players and parents, my philosophy and approach to coaching is pretty simple:
- I love kids....so much that I have 6 of my own. I am more concerned about helping these boys become good young men who care about their teammates, work hard, and never give up.
- I care about fundamentals and we will work on them a lot. I was fortunate enough to play high school and college baseball and had some really good coaching along the way.
- I have 3 simple team rules that we will talk about each day: 1) respect 2) hustle and 3) encouragement. These are all things we can control each day unlike bad calls or bad hops. Teammates picking on each other will not be tolerated.
I would like to hold our first practice on Thursday at Highland View Park from 6pm-7:30pm. From 6-6:15pm I would like to meet all the parents, introduce myself, and answer any questions you may have.
I am just wrapping up our 16-game league schedule with our first game planned for Tuesday, April 27. All games will be uploaded in the next few days. Furthermore, we will practice ~3 times per week over the next couple weeks leading up to the first game; our practice scheduled will be uploaded later this week (hopefully the city fields will be open next week!).