The Best Baseball Advice For Coach & Grandparent is below. Let’s start just by a story….
At one point during the game, the Coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, “Do you understand what cooperation is?”
The little boy just stared at him and the Coach asked him further, “Do You Know what a team is?”
This time the little boy understood and nodded in the affirmative.
The Coach continued, “Do you understand that what matters isn’t whether we win or lose as long as we work together as a team?’
The little boy put his head down and said, “Yes.”
The Coach continued, ‘So, I’m sure you know, that when an out is called, you should never argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him a pecker-head, dickhead or asshole. Do you understand all that?”
The little boy nodded ‘yes’ again.
“And when I take you out of the game so another boy gets a chance to play just like you played, it’s not good sportsmanship to shout out that your coach is “a dumb ass” or “shit head” is it?”
The little boy lifted his head and shook his head ‘NO’.
‘GOOD’, said the Coach…adding, “Now go over to where Mom is sitting and explain all of that to your Grandmother!’
One year my son’s team had a no-talking week. Anyone in the bleachers was NOT allowed to speak. At all. No comments or yelling. Nada. Nothing.
Which is all fine with me. I never have a clue of what’s going on unless my husband tells me. Honestly, if I don’t drive over with one of my sports playing children, I still have trouble remembering what color team they are on!