Youth Baseball: “It’s Fun and Healthy for You!”


Hey, guys! It’s my first day on my very first baseball
game. “Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the Old
Town Road. I’m gonna ride until I can’t no more. I’m gonna take my horse to the Old Town Road. I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more. I got the horses in the back. Horse tack is attached. Hat is matte black. Got the boots that’s black to match. Ridin’ on a horse. You can whip your Porsche.” Morgan can tend to be a shy kiddo. She can be kinda quiet and keep to herself,
but having that friendship there on the team helps her come out of her shell a little bit. She’s definitely more social. The Y has given us a great opportunity to
introduce our children to team sports, a great camaraderie, and just learn about being a
good sport overall. “Can’t nobody tell me nothing.” We enrolled Morgan the very first time in
t-ball when she was about three years old with the YMCA and she had a really good experience
there, met a lot of new friends, got involved with other kids her age. And now she’s moved on to the coach pitch
baseball, which has really just kind of upped her game a little bit. We have some kids who are a little ahead of
the curve as far as foundations and skill set and a lot of kids who this is their very
first time picking up a baseball. Go get ’em, Morgan! I’ve had the honor of actually being her t-ball
coach and one of her coaches now for the coed coach pitch, which is really nice. And the good thing about this volunteer coaching
aspect that we have is that we can be really hands on with the kids and get a lot of one-on-one
time even during the games, we can actually talk to them and everybody is encouraging. We encourage all of our kids to encourage
their teammates, to have that really good positive energy. It teaches you to root for each other and
how to practice together and how to play together. We try to drive home that main principle of
just everybody be safe and have fun. You can see the growth in a lot of the kids. It’s helped Morgan deepen her friendships
a little bit, so that’s really good to see as well as seeing her kind of come out of
that shell and talk to other kids and grownups and all of that, just to kind of develop that
personality a little bit more. Sports has a really big aspect and a big role
in kids’ lives when they start at a young age because they have that circle of friends that
are doing the same things that they are in an activity period of an hour a week or two
hours a week. Why else should other kids play? Because it’s fun and healthy for you. And then at the same time our son, Beau, he
is all about ball. All about basketball, all about baseball,
anything that he can get his hands on, he throws. He’s only two years old, so we’re really excited
to get him involved in the various sports that are available at the Y as well. It’s been great to have a wide range of options
available for her to be able to just try things out at this young age and find out what she
really likes and what she’s good at. We’re definitely thankful. That’s all I have to say. Bye!

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