It has been too long, yes it has !!! Between the baseball trips and some minor health problems time has been short.
BUT WE ARE BACK AND FULLY STRONG !!!!
Now for some things that I saw over this summer and fall season that irk me:
01-- The kids/parents who cherry pick the events they attend
I saw it not only with our team but others as well. The kid is paid in full but he finds other weekend events he thinks are more important for him so he foresakes his team and fellow team mates.The player does not take into consideration that perhaps coach has spoken to colleges about him and they show up to see him only to find out he is elsewhere, unknownst to both the college coaches and his team coach.
02-- The kids who are playing for you as well as another team but don't tell you, especially the pitchers.They pitch for both teams on the same weekend and the coaches do not know about it---NOT SMART
03-- The players who refuse to tell you that they are hurting and try to play thru it and after a miserable game tell you that they are hurt. The boy needs to MAN UP and be up front about it. ---This especially true with regard to players attending showcases-- why attend a showcase where you want to impress the college and pro scouts and not be in tip top baseball shape.
04-- The parents who have no idea regarding the process of recruiting but think that they have all the answers. Not to mention that they tell you things totally disregarding the fact that you, as the team coach, may talk to the college coaches they talk about who have seen their son and are recruiting. Folks the baseball world, especially at the HS/College recruiting stage is very small.
That is enough of my ranting for now--allow me to cool down and I will be back with the good things I saw this summer