Baseball Coaches and Parents do make a difference!
Hi Everybody, I usually try to contact people who have purchased something from our CoachBaseballRight.com web site. Just to let them know that I am available to help them with any questions they may have, and to thank them for their purchase.
When I call, many people don't recognize the number, and don't answer so I just leave a message. But there are times when people do answer and I get a chance to talk with a new member.
Recently I had the pleasure to spend some time with a gentleman who had purchased our Hall of Fame Membership. He did a lot of coaching years ago, and is now volunteering his time to coach a younger level. He just wants to make sure he is current and does the very best job he can do for his new coaching venture. While talking with him, I heard him mention the word "ministry", coaching beyond the game. He also told me a very personal story about his own family situation.
Many of you have difficult things in your life. Yet, without fail, you go out and coach kids to be better baseball players, and, better people. There are times it seems like no one notices. Parents seem to appreciate your time less and less. If you are in a school system, sometimes your administrators will not understand or appreciate what you are trying to do. But, keep doing it!!!!
Let me assure you, you are important. You are doing great work that will benefit many kids as they grow up. The lessons they learn with you will stay with them the rest of their lives. You are making a difference, not only in their lives, but in the lives these young kids will touch.
Many times, when I do a clinic, like the latest 2019 Coach it Right Baseball Coaches Clinic, I tell the audience that the most important thing I do as a coach, has little to do with baseball. Now, I love learning the details of the game, and teaching these to my players. My teams were always prepared and we seemed to improve as the season went on. But, I always knew that the most important thing I did was not the baseball details. It was the way that I did what I did (yes, sometimes I did it incorrectly). The way I handled the situations, (yes, sometimes I did not handle the situation properly), the life lessons that we learned thru the baseball experiences that seemed to be the most important thing.
So, let me just say "Thank You" to all of you that are doing so much for our kids. You are appreciated. You do make a difference. And, to my friend who I talked with the other day, thank you for your time, sharing your thoughts, and doing what you do for baseball and our kids. Baseball Coaches and Parents do make a difference!!