Confession: I didn't play much baseball growing up. I played summer league up until junior high. Never played school baseball.
Now I'm coaching. Why?
1. I want to be intentional about investing in my boys' lives. This is a great opportunity to spend more time together.
2. I want to be intentional about investing in my community. I want my 11 boys on my team to have the greatest season ever. That means they learn the game of baseball, learn teamwork, learn respect, and learn how to build some self confidence.
3. I get to build new relationships with some families and parents I would not have had the opportunity to meet. What a great way to build bridges into my community and into people's lives.
4. Coaching is a lot of fun. This age group of boys is in the learning stages of baseball, so you get to see great improvement over the season. It's rewarding to watch them get better over the summer season.
(Thanks Blake for the photo.)