- Remember we play the way we practice
- Always give 100%
- Practice fielding and hitting
As many of you know I'm not coaching this year . but if you would like for me to come down and watch you play send me your team name and when you play and I'll come down and watch you play . this goes out to all the kids I have coached . it would be a pleasure to watch you play just drop me an email
I would like to take this time to leave everyone know that this will be my last year coaching I'm retiring after this year.it has been a hard decision to make but I feel it's the right one . There is no one reason why I'm retiring it's a lot of things combined. 22yrs.ago when I started coaching at the boys ball diamonds I said then when it came to a certain point it would be time to hang up the coaches gear.that point has come.I have seen a lot of changes over the years some good some bad. But when I was always on the field with the kids it didn't matter.I have had some great kids some no body wanted because they did drugs drank was always in trouble with the law.believe it or not these kids played ball for me and we went on to winning the league and tournement.the reason was because I was straight up with them I gave them something Noone else would do and that was a chance that's all they needed was a chance . And someone that really cared about what was going on with them.I have always had great teams win or lose we always had fun .it was about teaching the kids to play the game .bringing them from nothing to a baseball player. That's what baseball has always been about to me . That is why I have had so much success in this game . Win or lose my baseball career has always been successful. And it wasn't me that did it .it was the kids I had playing for me and the great parents I had backing me up.I will stop down the ball diamonds from time to time to watch the kids play.that is the fun part.for all the kids I have taught over the years always remember to hit the ball you have to see the ball and bat hit each other .always give 100%like you have for me always practice like it was a game . If any of you need me to teach you something the right way I'm just a phone call or email away.we will set up a day and time and I will teach you what you want .and remember it's not about winning it's about how you play the game sportsmanship always doing your best and the most important thing out of everything is BASEBALL IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN when it's not anymore then there's no since in playing never take it to serious enjoy it while you can.when you get older you can look back and say those were some of the best years of my life
thank you to everyone past and present without you I would never had been a good coach you taught me more than you know.
NEW SEASON NEW TEAM
well its a new season and a new team . i want to welcome everyone to the MUSTANGS . i hope everyone has fun this year playing ball. i know i will. please remember this is a game and a learning stage no one is the best . its about playing as a team we win as a team we lose as a team there is not one person that wins a game and not one that loses it either it takes all of us to win and to lose. we will win games and we will lose games. but the most important thing is having fun. the big league is still a way off from now.just remember the rules of the team .and have fun playing baseball.
to all parents i hope you have a great year and if you would like to help out please come see me if we need help we will be more than gladly to have you help.
also dont forget you are the backbone of the program. without you there would be no program. so please when its time to do our consession stand duty please make sure you come out to help. its only one night and the more we have the easier and faster it is.
see everyone at the ball fields
HE`S JUST A LITTLE BOY
I KNOW BASEBALL IS FAST APPROACHING AGAIN I HAVE A FRIEND THAT SENT THIS TO ME WHO LIVES IN CALIFORNIA I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE AS PARENTS AND COACHES NEED TO REMEMBER . THEY HAVE THIS POSTED ON THEIR BALL FIELD FOR EVERYONE TO SEE HE SAID IT HAS CHANGED ALOT OF THE PARENTS AS WELL AS THE COACHES AND OFFICIALS.
SO HERE IT IS:
HE`S JUST A LITTLE BOY
HE STANDS AT THE PLATE WITH HIS HEART POUNDING FAST.
THE BASES ARE LOADED,THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST.
MOM AND DAD CANNOT HELP HIM,HE STANDS ALL ALONE.
A HIT AT THIS MOMENT WOULD SEND HIS TEAM HOME.
THE BALL MEETS THE PLATE,HE SWINGS AND HE MISSES.
THERE`S A GROAN FROM THE CROWD,WITH SOME BOOS
A THOUGHTLESS VOICE CRYS;STRIKE OUT THE BUM.
TEARS FILL HIS EYES;THE GAMES NO LONGER FUN.
REMEMBER-HE`S JUST A BOY WHO STANDS ALONE.
SO OPEN UP YOUR HEART AND GIVE HIM A BREAK.
FOR ITS MOMENTS LIKE THIS,A MAN YOU CAN MAKE.
KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN YOU HEAR SOMEONE FORGET .
HE`S JUST A LITTLE BOY,AND NOT YET A MAN.
WE ALL SOMETIMES FORGET THAT THE GAME IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN AND IS FOR LEARNING NOT ONLY THE GAME OF BASEBALL BUT ALSO THE GAME OF LIFE.