Korran was never really interested in baseball at all. He began the Badges for Baseball program complaining about how baseball is not fun, and he didn’t understand the need for drills or why the team spent so much time working on different skills.
I stumbled upon this blog post, Letter from a Volunteer Coach, which paints a picture of the frustrations of being a volunteer coach and why it’s worth it.
It reminded me of these words from Theodore Roosevelt:
“Everyone has ups and downs in life, but we all have the freedom to choose how we respond to a given situation.”
This is the first key to sportsmanship “The Ripken Way” in our Healthy Choices, Healthy Children Coaches Manual. So simple and yet it's not always easy to remember.
For many of us, our moms were our first life coaches—teaching us what we needed to know, holding us to high standards, and loving and encouraging us through it all.
What is the best life lesson you learned from your mom?
Have you ever been given a task and your first thoughts that come to mind are negative ones on how you cannot achieve it? I have.
Have you ever gotten into a situation where everything looks bleak and thought there is no way out of it and just given up? I have.
Have you ever watched your favorite sports team lose three straight, or go down by 20 points, and think this is over, they are done? I have.