Posts tagged with ‘youth sports’

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Three Ways Parents Ruin Youth Baseball

by Keith Laskey

  Ten year old baseball.  Thoughts of the “Sandlot” run through your head.  Just a bunch of kids playing ball in an empty lot.  No parents around. This is 2015.  The Sandlot is long gone, it’s a Walgreens now.  Kids rarely play by themselves anymore and certainly not unless they all have their iDevices in […]

Being That Dad

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

A dad who is the oddity in parenting circles (moms world) and how freaky it is, I won’t rehash what has already been hashed out. What I will hash out on is being labeled as “That Dad” in your own local youth sports arena, it’s something/somewhere/someone you don’t want to do/go/be.

Trying To Do Good

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

With all my involvement in youth activities I find myself embroiled in more drama than what happened in my Good, Bad and Ugly post earlier this past fall. Drama seems to want to find me, KRIKEE! This time it’s in my Cub Scout Bear Den and I am not at liberty to discuss the detail […]

The Good the Bad the Ugly

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

Organized youth sports is a great thing! Most of it is good but mixed in are the bad and the ugly. The good is pretty self evident and I will not expound on what you already know.  In summary it gets the kids off the couch and computer and gets then active.  It build self […]

Jump-Rope-a-Thon is a priority, according to my dad!

by Mbecker

Well, for the first time I had to make a decision to have my daughter skip a basketball game in favor of her dance team practice. Did I like to make this decision…no. Was it the right decision…yes. I say it was the right decision, but I am not sure I really believe that. For […]

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