Friday, April 30, 2010
Lessons in Baseball
Our team is very young this year, with only 4 of 11 players aged 14 in a 13-14 league. Our coaching staff includes the head coach and myself at all practices and games and a "running" coach for just the games. Our entire coaching philosophy revolves around the "we don't have a lot of rules, but listen to what we're telling you" strategy. So far, that seems to be working very well for the team.
Of course that's not to say that we don't have our occasional moments.
A few of the phrases I've learned to never use with the team:
"Grab some balls and head out to the infield"
"That's the way to get some wood on the ball!"
"Find a hole and shoot for it" (that one also got a "that's what she said" from about 3 of the kids)
So it seems that in addition to teaching a few things to the kids, I'm learning a bit as well. I call that a win-win.