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NEW FOR 2014
Kids First Sports has aquired all fields at Hobbs Park and the old Cy Young fields at Bunn Park. All games will be played on these fields. Both parks will have concessions and bathrooms for your convenience.
Kids First Sports, Inc. will organize, promote, supervise, and support participation in youth baseball in a way that promotes the confidence, sportsmanship and enjoyment of children. We will do this by creating an environment that promotes fun and good values.
To guarantee that all children, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, or economic means, will be given the opportunity to meaningfully participate.
To exemplify the connection between competition and integrity.
To promote the values of self-discipline, commitment, teamwork, and leadership in children that will aid in their development as confident and successful adults.
To promote a safe environment for kids to learn the core values the league exemplifies.
To recognize that building character, promoting values, and having fun are more important than winning.
To ensure that all Kids First Sports, Inc., affiliates, including coaches, umpires, board members, concessionaires, and league officials conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the mission of the organization.
Welcome Message from Kids First President.
Hello, my name is Richard Cleeton, and I am the president of Kids First Sports. I would like to welcome each of you. I encourage you to continue reading to find out more about the great things our program has to offer. Again welcome, and I extend my best to each of you and your family; and hope you will consider participating in our program. Kids First philosophy is really very simple. We put the needs of the kids FIRST and put less emphasis on the attributes of winning and losing. Our objectives are to help your child:
Acquire an appreciation for an active lifestyle
Develop social skills with other children and adults
Learn to manage success and disappointment
Learn good sportsmanship in baseball and in life
Learn respect for others
The ultimate criterion we use to judge the success of our program is this – Is the boy or girl a better person as a result of his or here experience in our program? The real objective of Kids First is not to create more leagues, or make more money, but to make our program more qualitative – to make it a better, more wholesome and enriching experience for our youth. Has the player learned some lessons and acquired some habits and attitudes, which will make him or her more effective in his/her future work, a better parent, and a finer citizen? Compared to this criterion, such factors as the number of games won or lost, the leading hitter and pitcher, the league championship, tournament play, etc., are all very minor considerations. This objective is exceedingly difficult to attain. Most people believe participation in baseball is a fine thing for youngsters. However, baseball is not automatically a desirable experience. It may be, under the right circumstances, but under the wrong conditions it could be detrimental. We do not want teams learning more undesirable habits and attitudes than desirable ones. The league will strive to instill positive attributes in each of our players by teaching them to:
Win and lose graciously,
Be loyal, cooperative, and courteous to opponents and umpires,
Accepting of players regardless of race, creed, ethnicity,
Considerate of those with lesser ability,
Develop self discipline
Subjugate selfish desires for the good of the team
While our players are striving to excel and acquiring the skills of baseball, they are also learning many habits and attitudes in regard to themselves and others, which are extremely important to their future success and happiness. Playing ball with Kids First provides all of us an excellent opportunity to teach far more than pitching, hitting and fielding.AND FINALLY…When adults put the best interests of the children first, and leave their egos and concerns about winning on the bench, young people will learn positive lessons. Lets all work together to make 2014 the best season for all involved and relay a positive message to our kids. Let’s remember to put the KIDS FIRST. Again thank you for your interest. I encourage you to continue to look over our website. It is very informative and should answer any questions you may have regarding our program. Beginning in October 2013, our calendar of events will list upcoming tentative registration dates, as well as all other relevant dates for the 2014 season. Please revisit the website periodically for further updates. If you have any questions, please email us using the mailbox link on the left hand side of the page. All inquiries will be answered in a timely manner. Hope to see you out at the field this summer for the 2014 baseball season.