Re: Pack Sponsored Baseball Team
Sheila Schlesinger (TROOP76@AOL.COM)
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 13:47:43 -0400
In a message dated 95-06-19 11:18:41 EDT, SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU writes:
>I don't know the answer to (1) and am waffling back and forth about
>mainly because the league appears to be a very competitive league
>goes against MY philosophy about sports for kids of this age.
In my opinion sponsoring a team should not depend on how competive the league
may appear to be.
I am speaking as a parent of a child (now 13) who has been playing competive
baseball for several years. As I see it, the competition is not the problem
but rather the coaches and parents who are involved with the team. It is not
necessarily inappropriate for boys to want to play baseball well and win.
That doesn't mean it can be damaging to their egos. If you do decide to
sponsor a team, make sure the coaches are well trained in how to handle the
children. Healthy competion is not bad for children, just the way the adults
make them feel about it. There are associations which provide training for
coaches in youth baseball. If interested I would be glad to supply the
information to you.
Sheila Schlesinger, Troop76@aol.com
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City