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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2006, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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How Is Your Child Doing This Year?

So... how is your child or children doing with Little League Baseball/Softball this year?

My daughter is 13. She was out of softball for about five years. Just lost interest in it, but this year she wanted to play again. I definately supported and encouraged her, but also kinda warned her up front... "You have been out of softball for many years... and you will be playing with and against girls that have been playing almost their entire life." She told me that she knew this, and wanted to do it anyway. Her reasons were to stay active physically and meet new friends. And its been working out great. She natually, its as good as the rest of the girls... but her motivation, eagerness and attitude has gained so much respect and friendship from the team its unbelievable.

My son is 8, and has been playing baseball for one and a half years now. He is very good and Angie (my wife) and I are very proud of him. He really is a basebal NUT. I have never met an 8 yr old to actually sit thru an entire baseball game on TV. But he will, and he watches it like they were cartoons. I switched jobs this year and this has allowed me to be able to help coach his Little League Baseball team and create their team website.

So this has been a very wonderul year for the kids and my wife and I. I really look forward to hearing the experiences of other parents.

Take care,
Garry
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2006, 03:58 PM
 
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I, too, have a softball daughter (11) and an 8 year old baseball son. Previous to last fall, my daughters' only baseball/softball experience was a partial year of t-ball when she was 5. Last summer, when she was helping with a backyard practice with my son, I asked if she thought she might like to play softball and, frankly, we haven't looked back since. She's on an 11-12 year old majors team and is easily one of the best players. My wife and I can't believe it! After 8 years of dance, our little girl is a softball player. I couldn't be more thrilled! I actually went out and bought a pitching machine so that I can give both kids a head start on the pitching that's coming. My daughter has already face 50+mph pitchers!!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow man... congrats on your little athletes! Pretty cool how we have similiar situations with our kids.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 11:39 AM
 
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How is your child doing ...?

Sounds like fun. I'm an American living in Rotterdam and have a nine year old son playing in Little League here. This is his 5th season and he plays at the Dutch regional level. So far this year he has 13 basehits and a .591 batting average and is currently trying out with the 11-12 year old travel team. If he doesn't make it, no big deal as he still has 3 more year of Little League ball, but he want's it sooo badly. We don't push him (we have a hard enough just time holding him back).

Proud, but carefull Poppa,
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sounds fun... nothing more fun than seeing your own kids have fun and work so hard to achive their goals. I am glad to see that things are going well for you guys.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 06:58 PM
 
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My daughter' rookie softball team went 12-0 in the regular season and out scored their oponants 136-33. They won the regular seasn championship and finished second in the tournament. It was our school's first ever regular season title and first ever second place. I was so proud of them for that. It made me feel good to be a part of that with team. Nothing make's a coach happier.
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