6 years experience coaching in CCLL, including experience with current 13 year-olds, 6 years of relationships and training experience with local professional baseball trainers
Additional youth coaching experience – 6 years soccer and 5 years basketball
Positive coaching alliance certified
Our goals are to (1) teach the positive life lessons that best come from sports (positive attitude, desire to be better, work ethic, focus, being self-motivated/drive) that will (2) help them master the baseball skills to compete at a high level. So, regardless of their skill level now, we can help (3) increase their confidence in themselves and (4) increase their love for sports (75-80% of kids drop out of sports entirely by age 15, including those that are in travel ball and more intense leagues). The final goal (5) is to win (which will happen a lot if we do 1-4 correctly) but by putting that as the final goal, we avoid the negative "win-at-all-costs" influences that limit our kids' definition of success, model bad behavior, hurt teamwork and shake a player's confidence by focusing too much on the outcome vs. the process of working to be their best.
There is an extremely high % chance youth baseball can have a positive impact on your child’s well-being that lasts into their adult years
Youth athletes report healthier eating habits, higher levels of cardiovascular fitness, increased parental support, and decreased anxiety and depression.
Studies show a positive association between participating in school sports and lower rates of tobacco, drug, and alcohol use.
Participating in sports is associated with higher levels of self-esteem, motivation, and overall psychological well-being.
There is an extremely low % chance your child will be the next Derek Jeter
5,000,000 kids play baseball in the U.S., 400,000 will play high school, 1,500 will be drafted, 500 will make it 2 years in the Minors and 100 will make it to the major leagues.(source: littleleague.org)
Tryouts & Team Selection
Tryouts - TBD
Team Announcement - December TBD
Pre-season rules, playbook and fundamentals practice begins in January
Locations TBD but will include:
Blacktop at local elementary, TPC-Pleasanton, HitLab-Dublin, Jason Kiercher Sports-San Ramon (Cost of each optional professional instruction split among attendees)
1 day per week in January
On Field Practices Schedule (beginning February 2017)
Weekday TBD (TBD)
Weekend 1 TBD (TBD)
Weekend 2 TBD (TBD)
Begins in March
Games on Wednesday and Saturday
Season starts at 50/70 and transitions to 54/80 in late April/early May
Sunday on-field practice schedule + optional professional instruction continues
Optional local team social get-togethers multiple times per month
1-3 optional team outings to professional, college or high school games
Post-season league tournament TBD
Opportunity to try-out for District All-Star team and potential participation in Little League Intermediate World Series (if District team wins District 57 tournament)