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Since: May 10

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#1 Jan 22, 2011
Every season I hear it more and more. "I am not letting my child play next year! We will move to North Little League" I have heard this mur mur so many times and now I find myself in the same situation. Its not that Terre Town League does not have great kids but the organization of the league. The drafts to pick teams are a joke to put it nicely! I still willl never understand how you can pick a ball team and call it a draft having never met 90% of the kids. You must have a try out so the coaches can make a few quick notes about each kid and then make selections as per the tryouts. If you are handed a list of kids whom you have never met and expected to select from it you are simply choosing names and have no idea what to expect. This would be ok if it were all the way around but lets say the head of the division was also a coach and lets say 6 0f the 10 players were not available for the draft because they were already on his roster. Its not fair to the other kids whom have to play on a team wich faces such disadvantage. I mean yeah we all need to learn how to take a loss but come on. This does nothing but lowers the self-esteem of the kids being slaughtered. The team coached by the head of the division was on their way to an undefeated season untill Karma stepped in and delivered justice as they were handed the first and only defeat of the season. The coach lost it! I never seen such a childish act, I have seen him throw guys out of the park for far less than his temper tantrum! This is when it became so clear... Give the pa rk back to the kids and hang up your mid-life crisis. Maybe, you were picked on as a kid so now you enjoy making other kids feel inferior, I dont know. Im just saying... Good by, Terre Town League, You have lost another player and coach. If things do not change you will lose many more!
Vigo mom

Terre Haute, IN

#2 Jan 22, 2011
I recommend Riley, it's well worth the drive! They too have the kids try-out, but they go through 3 rounds so that the coaches can see how they field, throw and catch....and not all at the same time either. We never played for North, but did "register" for South. Why I say it like that, b/c they registered, took money and forgot to put over a dozen kids on a team. Took weeks of calling the president before I ever received a refund and my son missed a whole season b/c as the president told me..."We had too many kids and some got lost in the shuffle!"
who cares

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#3 Jan 22, 2011
north's no better
Teddy Ballgame

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#4 Jan 22, 2011
go to Riley, nuff said!
Butthole Bob

State College, PA

#5 Jan 22, 2011
i took a dump in a empty dug out once cuz tha turd rooms was broke an portapoty line was 2 long!!
tabasco

Punxsutawney, PA

#6 Jan 23, 2011
I think they get by without the draft is because alot of the coaches already know alot of the player by the time they are 8 or 9. They have a pretty good idea what they ca do. Yeah, they end up with some unknowns, but they know the core of their team. I was an assistant coach through the spring, all star, and fall leagues last year, and I think their system is OK. Their problem s they won't spend the bucks to fix up the fields. They are in terrible shape, and can't take any rain at all.

Since: May 10

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#7 Jan 23, 2011
tabasco wrote:
I think they get by without the draft is because alot of the coaches already know alot of the player by the time they are 8 or 9. They have a pretty good idea what they ca do. Yeah, they end up with some unknowns, but they know the core of their team. I was an assistant coach through the spring, all star, and fall leagues last year, and I think their system is OK. Their problem s they won't spend the bucks to fix up the fields. They are in terrible shape, and can't take any rain at all.
Yes, you are right about the fields they are in terrible shape. The league has alot of potential and as I said the kids are great. However, Whatever the reasoning may be, many kids are not returning to the league and playing elsewhere.
Southsider

West Decatur, PA

#8 Jan 23, 2011
outside lookin n wrote:
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However, Whatever the reasoning may be, many kids are not returning to the league and playing elsewhere.
Welcome to the Prairieton Twsp baseball league. Started in the late '60's (?) by Bob Morris & run into the ground by idiots & gone 40 years later. A really nice facility with multiple fields, concession stand, & lights that has now been abandoned & grown over because there where to many chiefs & not enough Indians.
Lurker

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#9 Jan 23, 2011
Southsider wrote:
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Welcome to the Prairieton Twsp baseball league. Started in the late '60's (?) by Bob Morris & run into the ground by idiots & gone 40 years later. A really nice facility with multiple fields, concession stand, & lights that has now been abandoned & grown over because there where to many chiefs & not enough Indians.
I've heard some crazy things about Prairie Creek baseball organization too......heard any of those stories?
basball Mom

Terre Haute, IN

#10 Jan 24, 2011
I can honestly say that my children have played both places Terre Town and North Little League. Every Ball Park has their issues but There seems to be many more at Terre Twon than any other place. Baseball is suppose to be for the children to learn and have fun doing it not listen to the coaches scream and cuss at the kids and humilate them. To where at North Little league everything is done every fairly the Ball Park its self is much cleaner and the fileds are well maintained. There is a try out at north and every child trys out. I as a baseball mother would never take my children back to Terre Town after a great experience we have had at North. The coachs also go through an interview by the board that just dont come up and say i want to be a coach like Terre Town and they do the criminal checks and you dont have the issues like you do at Terre Town. futher more good luck in finding a Ball Park but i will recommend North to any child wanting to play baseball it is the best.
tt bb horrible

Brazil, IN

#11 Jan 24, 2011
Everything about Terre Town is horrible. Simply stated it is the league for coaches and athletes who can't compete at THN.
TT baseball

Terre Haute, IN

#12 Jan 25, 2011
wow that statement is exactually right they do have alot of great kids with talent but the talent isnt being used. I moved my kid from there and it was the best thing i could have ever done, he works to his potential and is very noticed at NLL. The coaches at tt are totally worthless and some of them are to big to even get and play basball. TT has no idea how to even chose a coach. The teams are stacked and already set up before the draw and that is not right it either
NLL dad

League City, TX

#13 Jan 26, 2011
outside lookin n wrote:
Every season I hear it more and more. "I am not letting my child play next year! We will move to North Little League" I have heard this mur mur so many times and now I find myself in the same situation. Its not that Terre Town League does not have great kids but the organization of the league. The drafts to pick teams are a joke to put it nicely! I still willl never understand how you can pick a ball team and call it a draft having never met 90% of the kids. You must have a try out so the coaches can make a few quick notes about each kid and then make selections as per the tryouts. If you are handed a list of kids whom you have never met and expected to select from it you are simply choosing names and have no idea what to expect. This would be ok if it were all the way around but lets say the head of the division was also a coach and lets say 6 0f the 10 players were not available for the draft because they were already on his roster. Its not fair to the other kids whom have to play on a team wich faces such disadvantage. I mean yeah we all need to learn how to take a loss but come on. This does nothing but lowers the self-esteem of the kids being slaughtered. The team coached by the head of the division was on their way to an undefeated season untill Karma stepped in and delivered justice as they were handed the first and only defeat of the season. The coach lost it! I never seen such a childish act, I have seen him throw guys out of the park for far less than his temper tantrum! This is when it became so clear... Give the pa rk back to the kids and hang up your mid-life crisis. Maybe, you were picked on as a kid so now you enjoy making other kids feel inferior, I dont know. Im just saying... Good by, Terre Town League, You have lost another player and coach. If things do not change you will lose many more!
He was also the coach of the 9 yr.old "All-Star" team and all but 2 kids I think were from his league team. The Coaching is way better at NLL.
tabasco

Punxsutawney, PA

#14 Jan 26, 2011
Alot of what is mentioned is true, but I've seen some of the same at NLL, athough not as much. I've had my kids at both, and seen deplorable behavior at both. There are some members on the TT board who recognize this and want to make it better. Hope they can.

This 9 year old coach- not sure who you mean. Is he on the board? Here is a link to the list. I'd like to avoid him next year. I'd appreciate it it you email me his name to [email protected]

http://terretownbb.com/contact-us/board-of-di...
In the know

League City, TX

#15 Jan 27, 2011
tabasco wrote:
Alot of what is mentioned is true, but I've seen some of the same at NLL, athough not as much. I've had my kids at both, and seen deplorable behavior at both. There are some members on the TT board who recognize this and want to make it better. Hope they can.
This 9 year old coach- not sure who you mean. Is he on the board? Here is a link to the list. I'd like to avoid him next year. I'd appreciate it it you email me his name to [email protected]
http://terretownbb.com/contact-us/board-of-di...
I believe he is the president of the league. And yes there are issues wherever you choose to play, but its all in how you associate yourself. I hate the politics because it becomes less about the kids and more about whose ass you kiss. Riley has a good league and I know people that have taken their kids there from NLL,TT,and South and have had a better experience.
Whatever

League City, TX

#16 Jan 27, 2011
Vigo mom wrote:
I recommend Riley, it's well worth the drive! They too have the kids try-out, but they go through 3 rounds so that the coaches can see how they field, throw and catch....and not all at the same time either. We never played for North, but did "register" for South. Why I say it like that, b/c they registered, took money and forgot to put over a dozen kids on a team. Took weeks of calling the president before I ever received a refund and my son missed a whole season b/c as the president told me..."We had too many kids and some got lost in the shuffle!"
If you think it's better at Riley, either your ignorant to what goes on there, or your kid is one of the hand picked players to be put on a stacked team. Don't even argue, and say teams aren't stacked. Every year there is one team with several good players, and several teams with one good players. It's ridiculous. The adults are the ones that ruin children's sports, by trying to live through their kids. Riley has problems too.
And Davis

AOL

#17 Jan 28, 2011
Shawn Turner is the best TT coach
tabasco

Punxsutawney, PA

#18 Jan 29, 2011
And Davis wrote:
Shawn Turner is the best TT coach
He is at NLL when he coaches. Doesn't he just coach all stars?

His son is a trip. Cool kid.
Smash You In The Mouth

AOL

#19 Jan 29, 2011
tabasco wrote:
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He is at NLL when he coaches. Doesn't he just coach all stars?
His son is a trip. Cool kid.
he's a dork like his ole man
Tommy Springer

United States

#20 Feb 13, 2011
This has been on going since parents got involved with the game. TT is a great facility I remember when it was 3 diamonds at the school yard. But it takes a hole lot of hands to run that facility not just a few.Who organized and saw this dream come true it was a parent and he was a coach and he was there for the kids and when i say he i am not talking about one person but several. So you say you see favoritism and stacked teams and such well guess what they're are meetings they're are work days bet you haven't been to any.There is times you have been needed to work your concession times but instead you choose to pay someone or just not show up. Set and b%tch all you want,won't change all parks are the same just a different messenger. Now what I will tell you is get involved with the park work together to make it better don't be a drop off parent offer to help or bring a cooler of gatorade.I found when I changed my attitude to serve from expecting to be worshiped things change not only for me but those around me. So your youngin isn't the best hitter or catcher and can't throw the ball and hit the side of the barn, But his Mom and dad are supporting Parents, Now that is noticed quickly. Do Yourself a favor make friends.
I raised two young boys at that park and I am proud to say a lot of the coaches were a big influence in their lives. One son now runs a midwest division of a Global Company and the other son is studying to be a lawyer, neither where outstanding players but we made friends and had the best times our lives ...Thank you Terre Town Baseball And You Hard working Coaches.

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