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Baseball fan

Maysville, KY

#1 Feb 25, 2011
What is the deal this year? When I signed my child up I was told they were going to be on the same team as last year and I was tickled to death with that. Now I heard this morning that they were going to be drafted. Which way is it going to be? Does anyone know? I can't think that they would tell the parents and kids that they were staying on same teams and then change their mind at the last minute!
ohbelieveit

Commerce, GA

#2 Feb 25, 2011
i wouldn't doubt it. Little League+FC = JOKE
Yep

Plummers Landing, KY

#4 Feb 26, 2011
Every child will go back in the draft. Things change, therefore decisions have to be made. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you but I'm sure your child will have a great season!
shame

United States

#5 Feb 26, 2011
Coaches always pick who they want, and its always about who you know, my child has played for six years and they have been on a different team every year with different coaches, sometimes I think they forget its not major league baseball and that its about the kids enjoying the sport
outsider

Worton, MD

#6 Feb 26, 2011
How about just being happy that your child is getting to play? Whiners.
Yep

Plummers Landing, KY

#7 Feb 26, 2011
shame wrote:
Coaches always pick who they want, and its always about who you know, my child has played for six years and they have been on a different team every year with different coaches, sometimes I think they forget its not major league baseball and that its about the kids enjoying the sport
I really don't get your gripe here. Yes, the coaches pick the kids on their team, that's called a draft. Like I said, I don't get whats bad about that? Most kids are on a different team every year unless the coach just happens to get them before another coach does in the draft.
Yep

Plummers Landing, KY

#8 Feb 26, 2011
shame wrote:
Coaches always pick who they want, and its always about who you know, my child has played for six years and they have been on a different team every year with different coaches, sometimes I think they forget its not major league baseball and that its about the kids enjoying the sport
And your right, Its not Major League Baseball. That's why there is a draft. Most MLB players play on the SAME team for years. If your child is not enjoying the sport then why has he/she played for 6 years?
shame

United States

#9 Feb 27, 2011
Ok first of all I didn't start the thread just stating a fact, second yes my child greatly enjoys the sport which is why they have chosen to participate, but wishes they could have some of same teammates or coaches, I personally feel like its a popularity contest just like everything else in this town.
shame

United States

#10 Feb 27, 2011
I don't have a "gripe", just answered the question
question

Grayson, KY

#11 Feb 27, 2011
outsider wrote:
How about just being happy that your child is getting to play? Whiners.
they don't get to play!
shame

United States

#12 Feb 27, 2011
question wrote:
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they don't get to play!
, lol unless your friends with the coach
question

Grayson, KY

#13 Feb 27, 2011
shame wrote:
<quoted text>, lol unless your friends with the coach
LOL so true
yup

Morehead, KY

#14 Feb 27, 2011
question wrote:
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LOL so true
Your so right!
Two dogs humping

Lexington, KY

#15 Feb 28, 2011
What would be great is if there were coaches that didn't have kids playing at all. That way for every one kid that you had sharing the wonderful experience of playing for his dad you didn't have 11 other kids who had the terrible experience of having a coach who built the team around his son and his families schedule. Everybody can act like there are no problems or they are caused by something else. But we all know 99% of all the problems in the Little League are caused by Coaches and Asst Coaches with kids playing and the real or perceived special treatment they are getting.
123yourout

Clarkesville, GA

#16 Feb 28, 2011
maybe if your boyfriend taught your child better
Yep

Alto, GA

#17 Mar 1, 2011
Two dogs humping wrote:
What would be great is if there were coaches that didn't have kids playing at all. That way for every one kid that you had sharing the wonderful experience of playing for his dad you didn't have 11 other kids who had the terrible experience of having a coach who built the team around his son and his families schedule. Everybody can act like there are no problems or they are caused by something else. But we all know 99% of all the problems in the Little League are caused by Coaches and Asst Coaches with kids playing and the real or perceived special treatment they are getting.
There are very few people that are going to coach a team and not have a child on it. How about you? Do you coach a team? No, I didn't think so. My kids have played baseball for years, along with my family and none of them have ever had a problem with the coach or the coaches kid. If there is a problem with the team, then your coach has a problem, whether he has a kid on the team or not. Most the time the problem consist of parents being jealous over some other child because they play better then their own child. These same parents that complain the whole season are also the same parents that never help with the team or try and make their child better. They complain. That's all they do.
If you take away parents being coaches, then you have no coaches.
let14in

Medina, OH

#18 Mar 1, 2011
Yep wrote:
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There are very few people that are going to coach a team and not have a child on it. How about you? Do you coach a team? No, I didn't think so. My kids have played baseball for years, along with my family and none of them have ever had a problem with the coach or the coaches kid. If there is a problem with the team, then your coach has a problem, whether he has a kid on the team or not. Most the time the problem consist of parents being jealous over some other child because they play better then their own child. These same parents that complain the whole season are also the same parents that never help with the team or try and make their child better. They complain. That's all they do.

If you take away parents being coaches, then you have no coaches.
Agreed...
out of the county

Winchester, KY

#19 Mar 1, 2011
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>
There are very few people that are going to coach a team and not have a child on it. How about you? Do you coach a team? No, I didn't think so. My kids have played baseball for years, along with my family and none of them have ever had a problem with the coach or the coaches kid. If there is a problem with the team, then your coach has a problem, whether he has a kid on the team or not. Most the time the problem consist of parents being jealous over some other child because they play better then their own child. These same parents that complain the whole season are also the same parents that never help with the team or try and make their child better. They complain. That's all they do.
If you take away parents being coaches, then you have no coaches.
Little League!!!!!!!!!What a wonderful experince for all that is involved!!!!!!!!Just to help some of the parents------This "sport/learning" program sucks. And not just in Fleming County. I grew up in Fleming County and it is nice to know I am still not far from home.

I have 2 boys that played Little League Baseball in another county, so combined I have 11 plus years of knownledge of the game. I have sit on all the corners of it. I have one child that plays very good(had winning seasons, pitched/caught championship wins , and ALLSTARS). I have one child that didn't play as well, but wanted to. And Also my husband assisted for years and also coached before the boys were trough. I have taken my children to learning clinic, held practiced, sold candy(uknow the money/paperwork/pickup and delivery of the cases stuff), make cupcakes, snacks ETC.

So......when my not so good son played. IT SUCKED. He was not given a fair chance with anything.....Just so happens I sold candy(was candy MOM) for 2 years during his major league time made year end cupcakes and arranged for T shirts. His coach and assistant coaches were both really @zzez!!!!! The one thing I don't understand about this program is=====I paid for my child to play just as everyone else did=====I thought this was about loving the sport of baseball, learning to play the game, teamwork, leadership, making good friends, you know---like all the things you learn in kindergarden. There just happeneds to be this wonderfull Little League rule that states that each player only has to have 2 innings in the field and 1 at bat. So therefore, "WE ARE OUT TO WIN AND ONLY THE BEST PLAYERS WILL BE ON THE FIELDS AT ALL TIMES." QUOTE the COACH McDANIELS. To me personally when I tried to speak with him about things the second week of play.
Hard to explain to a child who had his hopes up for a good year. He is now 18 and won't even watch baseball.

Now my other son. Paid the same amount to play, had some very good years, husband coached and assisted some. 3 years All stars.
We had one perfect team. Won everything, last year of minors. A team that liked each other, played well together, and everyone got to play and all the parents liked one another and we had several cookout/get together throughout the spring. Drafting of players is done the same way here.

I could go on and on.......and lets not even talk about game balls.
My final thought on this is=====It is a good ole boy sport. The coaches have more at stake here than the children. Even seen a game were the coaches were fighting over a call and the boys got tired an sit down on the field with the other team. Most of them just want to play, be part of something and enjoy the spring on the baseball field. Not to be hollowed at and made feel as though they are not good enough. and us parents--we want to watch our children be happy and feel good about themselves. We don't want ot watch other guys play, we want to see our own. Coaches===The "other" children are not there just to pick up the balls your son got to hit or pitch. They can't learn if they are not given the chance.
hmmmm

Port Matilda, PA

#20 Mar 1, 2011
I always be "hallowin" at dem childrens.
shame

United States

#21 Mar 1, 2011
out of the county wrote:
<quoted
husband assisted for years and also coached before the boys were trough. I have taken my children to learning clinic, held practiced, sold candy(uknow the money/paperwork/pickup and delivery of the cases stuff), make cupcakes, snacks ETC.
So......when my not so good son played. IT SUCKED. He was not given a fair chance with anything.....Just so happens I sold candy(was candy MOM) for 2 years during his major league time made year end cupcakes and arranged for T shirts. His coach and assistant coaches were both really @zzez!!!!! The one thing I don't understand about this program is=====I paid for my child to play just as everyone else did=====I thought this was about loving the sport of baseball, learning to play the game, teamwork, leadership, making good friends, you know---like all the things you learn in kindergarden. There just happeneds to be this wonderfull Little League rule that states that each player only has to have 2 innings in the field and 1 at bat. So therefore, "WE ARE OUT TO WIN AND ONLY THE BEST PLAYERS WILL BE ON THE FIELDS AT ALL TIMES." QUOTE the COACH McDANIELS. To me personally when I tried to speak with him about things the second week of play.
Hard to explain to a child who had his hopes up for a good year. He is now 18 and won't even watch baseball.
Now my other son. Paid the same amount to play, had some very good years, husband coached and assisted some. 3 years All stars.
We had one perfect team. Won everything, last year of minors. A team that liked each other, played well together, and everyone got to play and all the parents liked one another and we had several cookout/get together throughout the spring. Drafting of players is done the same way here.
I could go on and on.......and lets not even talk about game balls.
My final thought on this is=====It is a good ole boy sport. The coaches have more at stake here than the children. Even seen a game were the coaches were fighting over a call and the boys got tired an sit down on the field with the other team. Most of them just want to play, be part of something and enjoy the spring on the baseball field. Not to be hollowed at and made feel as though they are not good enough. and us parents--we want to watch our children be happy and feel good about themselves. We don't want ot watch other guys play, we want to see our own. Coaches===The "other" children are not there just to pick up the balls your son got to hit or pitch. They can't learn if they are not given the chance.
My point exactly, I don't care if my kids win or not, are the best on the field or not, its Little League, not MLB, I want them to learn about the sport, and what it takes to work as a team, I have never complained when they have had to sit in the dugout or always play outfield, but how do you know if they are good at 2nd base or as a pitcher, or catcher or whatever position if you never let them play it or try or teach them, I agree not all coaches are concerned about just their kids playing, but there are a lot that are and when you spend all practices and games focused on the few good kids, the others are left behind, Little League is not all about the win, its about learning, but you have to be given the opportunity to learn, my husband and I both practice with our kids a lot, and enjoy backyard games with family and neighbors, I played ball in high school, I wasn't that good either, but I learned that through trials, all I'm sayin again is its LITTLE LEAGUE, teach them how to be good at whatever they do, they don't have to be the best just as long as they learn and know they played their best

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