These young boys certainly deserve esteem for their efforts. They give it their all and despite their youth, demonstrate a high level of talent. It’s a joy to watch them play just because they love to play the game. The audience gives them a lot of esteem which pushes them on to spectacular catches and clutch hitting.
Sport is a great opportunity for young men to learn how they can give esteem to the audience by giving their best – regardless of winning or losing. On the other hand sport offers great life moments to receive esteem for results of whatever kind.
Sport teaches them to learn how to lose without losing self-esteem. You don’t have to be a Little League Champion to get this lesson, just participating in sports is already very important and esteemful.
Managing Little League (Little League Baseball Guide)
- Author: Ned McIntosh
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (February 29, 2008)
- Paperback, also available as ebook
- 192 pages
From start to finish, McIntosh stresses the need to make baseball fun for the players, all the while developing the skills players need to win. From choosing players (use your returning players as scouts) to making sure they all play (a Little League rule) to designing effective practices, McIntosh outlines the techniques that have made his teams successful–for 15 straight winning seasons. Chapters outline drills for hitting, base running, defense, and pitching, while a special section focuses on handling overbearing parents.
This book helps take the herding cats element out of coaching Little League Baseball. Gives structured practices that are still fun; describes skill drills for the child who needs to develop or increase skills; allows a coach to “coach up” the good player and tells how to instruct the learner.
This book provided those ideas on how to manage the kids, the parents/relatives/well-meaning friends, and the league. I highly recommend this for those considering taking on a managing role in kids development through Little League.
This book is outstanding and obviously written by someone who knows what he is talking about. My only comment is that it is not only for Little League baseball but any baseball program for youth such as Pony/Colt, Dixie league and others. Other than the rules that are unique to the Little League organization, the rest of the book is applicable to nearly any program.