Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Choot It!

I think that phrase may be copywrite protected, but SOPA isn't in effect just yet, and it's also what Keith and I yell every Saturday morning to our 5K Upward basketball team.  If we get a rebound, we just SHOOT IT AGAIN!

Upward is fun. Everyone plays, everyone plays the same amount of time, and there is a science to the starting lineup so that everyone starts the same amount of games. It takes the pressure off of winning - which is all 5 year-old baseball was about - and allows the opportunity for all the kids to learn the game, correctly, and participate.  We don't hide the players that aren't as good.  We don't practice 4 days a week for 2 hours at a time - we have one 1-hour practice a week and a game on Saturday morning. We don't keep score - but that doesn't mean that we don't play hard and try to play good defense. There is, however, only so much that you can cover in one hour of practice.

Jack wasn't interested in playing baseball this spring. He had a really bad coach last year (that would be me), so he wanted to try something different.  Trussville has a youth track league in the spring and Jack wants to do that.  I'm happy and excited that he wants to give track a try.  The track is probably where old hippies like me belong.

See you soon.