On a weekly basis we will try to provide you with a "Tip of The week". Please take a moment to discuss the "tip" with your son.
Coach Francfort, as well as the other coaches are dedicated to the motto of "athletes first, winning second"...this philosophy recognizes that striving to win is an important, even vital, part of sports. But it emphatically states that no efforts in striving to win should be made at the expense of the athletes' well-being, development, and enjoyment.
Our principal method of teaching baseball will always be the "game approach"...the advantage of this approach is that kids are active during almost the entire practice; there is no standing around in lines watching teammates take part in drills.
Remember: fun is the goal of youth baseball. Two factors help your child reach that goal: first, learning how to play; and, second, knowing you are going to be there ( that also means at practice) to support him and to assure him that he has a "winning" experience. Also it is important to try to make most of the games and to arrive on time. It is not fair to the other kids to arrive late or not to arrive at all. We recognize that there are circumstances which warrant lateness or absence, but do remember that when you signed-up for fall baseball that it was a commitment to your son and your son's team. If you are unable to make the game PLEASE call as soon as possible, so that we can make arrangements. Remember, we only have a small crew...a few absences can have an impact on the game and the other children's enjoyment. Thank you for your cooperation.
We welcome parents input. If there is a method or drill that we are teaching your son and you feel that it is contrary to what he has been taught, please talk to us. We are committed to making sure that we do not confuse your child. Many of the drills and plays that we will be teaching has been endorsed by the following organizations: Little League Baseball, Pony Baseball, American Amateur Baseball Congress and Amateur Athletic Union Baseball. Most of the drill we use have were developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), the nation's number one coaching education program. You can visit the ASEP web site at www.asep.com
We look forward to a great fall season.
On behalf of coach Francfort and our parent coaches, thanks!
Joe Hernandez, coach