Ok, so I lived baseball from the age of 5 to 22. Played from t-ball through college and have coached at every level from 9-10 through college.....but I haven't touched or looked at a baseball in 15 years until I was approached to take on a city league 11-12 year old Ripken Major 70 team this year.
The first issue is that I don't have a kid in the league. That seems to be causing mass confusion. I wouldn't think that would be an extraordinarily rare thing, but apparently it is in this league. Among other issues regarding that, I asked the poor rec director about how the draft would work and he went through this spill about assigning points to the coaches sons and assistants sons and so on. Then he realized I didn't have a son playing. You would have thought he was taking a damn quantam physics final trying to figure out how he was going to work around that.
Regardless, I'm 100% comfortable and confident in the baseball part. That being said, does anyone have recent experience on what to expect from the kids and parents in this age group? My daughter is way younger than this, and from what I hear, things are not they were in the late 1980's when I was playing youth ball.
Any help or suggestions are appreciated
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This post was edited on 4/12 at 10:02 pm