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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Coaches Needed For Shinglehouse Jr. Little League

Attention

The Shinglehouse Jr. Little League is in need of head coaches for the 2009 season. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and like working with children.

If interested, please contact Aric Rees @ 697-7078, or Mandy Smith @ 260-4992. These are volunteer positions and need to be filled in order to continue the Jr. Little League season.


Participant sign ups haven't occured yet, but they will be happening within the next two weeks. Keep an eye out for sign up sheets!

Thanks,
Shinglehouse Jr. Little League

18 comments :

Anonymous said...

Now is the time for parents to step-up and keep a great program running. You never get back the growing years of a child, why not be part of the memories. Also for the community, remember a hot dog and watching Little League, a great night out. See ya at the game! Good luck.
Cheryl Bryant

Anonymous said...

let me see ...

if I decide to coach ...

I'd get to spend time with kids, which is okay. I'd like that.
I'd get to teach the sport to them.
I'd get to teach them team work, I'd get to teach them how to win, I'd get to teach them how to accept loss.
I'd share my humor, my compassion, my ethics.
I'd share my time.
I might make a difference.
Sounds like an real opportunity.

wait a minute! parents?
who said anything about parents?

I changed my mind.

Anonymous said...

Parents?

As a coach you get the same grief that EVERY coach gets from parents-just keep thinking, "Man this kid needs my guidance because he/she is not getting it at home!"

This is the primary reason you should give all of those values you stated above to the kids.

Please reconsider....you will make a difference in a kids life. Maybe even their parents.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Show them what good sportsmanship is all about.

Anonymous said...

To the 9:32 poster

Take away the I'd and think what you will get back. If you are so afraid of parents then no, you should not try to help kids. It's a good thing there are still people left with enough courage to contribute to a community.

Anonymous said...

I have been a coach for five years with this age group in another town and yes it is hard at times and parents are problems and takes away some time but the kids make it all worth it win or lose. Parents make it work for the kids even if you don't know the sport well there are web sits and dvd's.

Anonymous said...

Yeah for the people that volunteer to help the youth. They are doing, not holding back with all kinds of stupid excuses why the won't.

Anonymous said...

post 9:32 You didn't change your mind, you never had the intention of helping and probably never have done anything but be a complainer and whiner.

Anonymous said...

actually, your wrong. I had the pleasure of managing a little team, years ago. the children I had the pleasure of coaching are now adults. many of the boys have gray hair. some are bald. I was the first manager to pick girls.
I had one of the girls play shortstop. we called her hoover. she picked up everything. there was no rule about playing time, but all my kids played. we lost some games because of this, but I didn't care. I felt if they were good enough to wear a uniform, they were good enough to play.
now, whenever I see one of the kids, they always make it a point to talk with me. they always thank me, which gives me goosebumps.
I'm now too old to coach, but if I could, the parents would be my concern.
all of you are right. it was well worth it, to manage those kids. I take that back .. it was a honor.

Anonymous said...

Good for you for playing all the kids, I for one still believe in the best earn their position. Life is full of learning how to reach a goal. Sometimes competition is the way to bring this out.

Anonymous said...

Poster of - April 1, 2009 4:16:00 PM EDT

Your are a real man and sportsman.

Thank you for your service.

Anonymous said...

Competition to earn a spot at the Jr. Little League level is just plain wrong. Let's first teach them how to play all positions and let them grow from there. A sure way to discourage a kid this young is to sit them until they reach their "goal" of being good enough to be on the field. Let them play and have fun, life is too short for putting your time in at practice and then warming the bench during games. And yes, I have coached and still do; and yes, everyone plays and they move to different positions to learn the game. They might as well enjoy it at this level because as soon as you move up, it's a dog eat dog world....not to mention a name dropping one.

Anonymous said...

I was not talking of t-ball or junior little league. Of course it is the learning process. Unless I am mistaken I believe the poster was a coach for the traveling Little League Team and that is what I was commenting on Little League not JLL.

Anonymous said...

Let them be discouraged then! We have too many adults running around these days who were the last ones picked for the team in gym class. Its life, the kids can learn early that they won't always get to take the easy way out, they have to get better in order to get to play. At 12 years old in little league they are only 6 years from the real world, maybe someone will just give them a chance at a job without any skills.

Anonymous said...

The T-ball, JLL and Intercity programs are designed to teach the game. They are developmental/instructional leagues. Everyone plays at that level, just to test the water and learn baseball. If they want to continue to the traveling LL or Babe Ruth, they should have a solid foundation to start off with. That's where the cuts happen and the true competition starts. That's where the life lessons are learned.

Anonymous said...

12:26 PM

Your statement was, in my opinion,
perfect.

you can't expect a child to take interest in a given sport, if they don't have an oppotunity.
as time passes, less and less will consider signing up.

however, we must give the child more credit than we have shown in the past.
they now know, that the only way they can combat their lack of opportunity, is to simply choose not to participate.
that's the real reason the numbers have dropped off.
the little stinkers....

Anonymous said...

Everyone shut-up and let the KIDS play!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

this is the exact reason you need a coach. Everyone of the parents think they know more than the coach. But nobody wants to step up and run the show. All they want to do is bitch, just like at the games. The parents ruin it for the kids.