Monday, July 29, 2013
Deep thoughts with Joshua...
In the end my experience over the weekend reinforced my belief that being a baseball coach is more than teaching kids love for the game of baseball and how to polish their skills. That is certainly a big part of what a great coach should do, but a coach also has a responsibility to make his player into better gentleman and ladies. I take that part of my job as coach very seriously and yes baseball and sports in general to help teach my kids life lessons.
I saw a lot of that this weekend. It is nice to be a part of a fraternity of coaches that understands this important part of mentoring young people. At the end of the day that is what we are doing. Hopefully with more people understanding that fundamental lesson we will one day have less prima donna athletes and I don't really have to name and names insert your favorite prima donna athlete here and realize that not only did they likely did not have a strong father figure but were unfortunate enough not to have a coach get involved with their lives early on.
Coaches take heed, do the right thing, and teach our young people the right way!