Saturday, May 3, 2008

Lessons learned at Little League

Some years everything comes together. Driven players, motivating and knowledgeable coaches, team chemistry, and encouraging parents. Last year we enjoyed that.

This year is a character building season.

As I watched Blake playing today on a very cold, very rainy day all of the opportunities for learning came in to play. Not learning baseball, but learning life.

Focus and perseverance to pitch with water streaming down the bill of his hat

Leadership and teamwork as he encourages other players with how to play the ball

Diligence and a desire to always do his best while working to stay driven even when down 16-1 (!)

Respect for coaches in all circumstances

Showing Christlikeness with his joy and enthusiasm for life.

The scoreboard doesn't necessarily show all the victories.

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