I do hope you enjoyed the show this AM with Jeffrey
Marx, author of THE LONG SNAPPER and SEASON OF
LIFE. I just wanted to share with sports parents and
coaches everywhere this amazing story, and put a
spotlight on just how important the role of self-confidence
is in sports — at all levels.
Meanwhile, the LL regional playoffs are in full-bloom.
Lots of 12-and 13-year-olds throwing curves and
sliders, most of them with poor arm mechanics. Lots
of kids using aluminum bats, with line shots whizzing
past pitchers and infielders.
Also, I just want to point out that — yes – despite all
the clamor in LL about pitch counts, we are all aware
that too many parents knowingly allow their kids who
pitch to throw on other travel teams besides their LL
team. Everybody agrees that too much wear-and-tear
on young arms is detrimental to kids and their health.
Parents, wouldn’t it make more sense for your kid to
have a strong arm so by the time he’s in HS, he can
still pitch? Why overuse him when he’s only 12 or 13?
That doesn’t make any sense at all.