jesup/wayne county recreation dept.

jesup/wayne county recreation dept.

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Perry, GA

#1 May 8, 2009
Someone please tell me, whyis it that all the traveling teams in Jesup dominate the rec dept. during Baseball season. I am talking more about the under 13 year olds. It has been a fact, that if your kid is not on a traveling tean, no matter if he is a better player than a traveling team kid, he is not played or treated right. Everything seems geared to special treatment.

Adel, GA

#2 May 12, 2009
Oh yes truthspeaks., you just now finding that out. seriously tho, yep, the allstars always puts traveling teams in. Doesn't matter if a kid is a better player than one on a traveling team..the traveling team coaches are gonna opt for their whole team to be the allstar team. It isn't fair, yet the rec. dept turns a deaf ear to all complaints., has been my experience. So, that is soooo not teaching our kids good sportsmanship, or truth, or work hard to earn your spot on the allstar team does it. Cause the allstar team is already decided up basically. Sadly, for the kids sake, it is terrible but true.
opened eyes

Kittanning, PA

#3 May 18, 2009
It doesn't take a genius to figure out you two hit the nail on the head. Nobody's talking,lol. They must all have kids on the traveling teams. At least you voiced your opinions and got them out there. Looks like a lot of people care more about a ball team than their kids best interest and fairness. Enuff said, sad but true as laughable said.
give me a break

United States

#4 Jun 20, 2009
first off, why is a post about jesup baseball being put on the ludowici post by someone in seville? secondly, have you ever stopped to think that the kids on travel teams usually are the better players? they play more games, see more pitches and are easier to coach. most of the time the kids on travel teams get more practice in away from the ballfield than others. by this i mean parents work with the kids more and they arent just going to rec practice twice a week, they also have travel practice and parents who take them to lessons and work with them in their front yards. most of the time the people who complain about allstar teams are the people who dont belong on these teams. Anytime you have 100 kids and 10 spots on a team somebody is going to be left out.
give me a break

United States

#5 Jun 20, 2009
let me also say that alot of times if a travel coach is coaching an allstar team, why wouldnt he pick a player that he is familiar with and knows what positions he can play and already has a relationship with? it seems like a no brainer but like i said, alot of times the people complaining are parents who dont coach and arent involved in the rec program in any way and dont know how the teams are picked anyway. one coach does not decide the team. all coaches in the league get a vote so any travel coach still can only vote for his players one time. if 10 coaches have a vote and these travel players still make the team, then obviously they are the best players

Fitzgerald, GA

#6 Jun 21, 2009
To give me a break you asked why "post about jesup baseball being put on the ludowici" notice title of this " jesup/wayne county recreation dept.* Posted in the Jesup Forum"
SECONDLY you questioned why is someone posting from Seville ga, probably same reason you appear to be in Liberal KS. It has to do with who your ISP is and it assigns location based upon the IP by ISP, and most often does not reflect your Physical location. As for the traveling teams it is often abused by a few coaches who pick their team and work with the same players for 3 or 4 years. One of these coaches told me why should I give up a good player I have worked with several seasons to another team. He had only winning on his mind not the spirit of the sport, perhaps what he taught that player could have been shared with player on another team then everyone would be better for the experience of the sport
Get over it

United States

#7 Mar 7, 2010
I am a parent of a travel ball player and I don't care if my child makes the all STAR team or not. My child has played rec ball since 4 and is almost 10 now. Rec ball is the one time a year he can play and have fun and not be under pressure all the time. I enjoy my child playing ball and no one can change that.He has practice at least 3 times a week and he also works at home so I would say to some of you that has made a post yes my child is a better player than some of your kids.Get over it.If your child was as good as you say then he also would be playing travel cause there is always a coach looking for good players to fill there rosters.
old school

United States

#8 May 8, 2011
if you think the politics in sports is bad now you should have been around 20 years ago. but now we got the travel teams and you can put your kid on a team and let him out shine the others. i guarantee if you just keep him in rec ball he will not be seen (unless your in the click), but if you get him out and seen by other teams in other counties they wont over look your kid if he is that good (and if they do someone will pick him up). 20 years ago there was not no travel ball and the coaches just played the kids of their friends. yes it still happens to a degree but there are more eyes now and people aint as stupid about stuff like they was years ago.

Blackshear, GA

#9 Jun 26, 2011
Sooo who do you think is going to get the Recreation Directors job?????
Good Info

Blackshear, GA

#10 Jul 1, 2011
Don't know

Brunswick, GA

#11 Jan 29, 2012
I saw this post and we get this same comment in Brunswick and I know Mom's are proud of their sons but lets face it travel ball kids are hands down better ball players then rec only kids. Rec only kids play 12 to 15 games a year and my travel ball child plays 80 or more. They work harder and their parents support their efforts by being at the ball field every Saturday from Feburary - November so my child deserves to be on that allstar team for all his hard work to his sport. Also coaches have to win the spot of allstar coach but it does not surprise me that you find that coach being the same person as the travel coach because guess what they have more experience coaching baseball and they volunteer vast amounts of their time to baseball. So my point is why should your child that only works on baseball 2 months out of the year be placed above my child who works on his game for 10 months out of the year. P.S. Wayne county 10U won state this past year you think that would have happened without their travel ball kids I think not. I hope Wayne rec dept listens to you crazies then Glynn could finally beat you.

Toronto, Canada

#12 Feb 8, 2012
I am very proud to see some posting about Jesup on Topix. I did not think anyone from Jesup every read Topix since there have been very few comments on any subject in the past. There are a lot of issues on Jesup and Wayne County that need discussing on hear that the P-S does not discuss, especially in the school system.

Hopefully more people will express their opinion in the future.
Ninja in the house

Douglasville, GA

#13 Feb 9, 2012
A WCHS coach once told me that Jesup was the most political town in America. I found it to quite possibly be true...

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