I know this isn’t pitching related but I really need some good advice and this is the most browsed forum.
Heres the deal I’m 15, I play soccer, basketball, and baseball. I go to a small school so being an athelte will let you be a very good player considering the competition we’re playing.
The thing is I want to drop basektball and prepare for baseball. I don’t like the sport that much, but I’m not that bad of a player and I don’t know how my mom will react to me not wanting to play. My brother a year younger asked to quit the sport also but she was strongly negative towards saying no because the last week or so since soccers ended he’s been moping around the house and not doing a thing but sit on the computer. My mom knows I’m not like that though which can be a positive argument. To make this easier with less reading I’m going to chart the differnet pros and cons of convincing my parents to let me drop basektball.
Pros: My mom knows I’m not lazy and if I can get a scedule down for her that shows her I’ll be staying after until around 515 which is the normal practice time. I hurt my knee during soccer and it’s a lot easier to reinjure in basketball being more of a basketball specific injury I came across during soccer. I can use this to bring up my grades which are already at a low 90 up to a mid to high 90 having more time to focus on school work. My thought is if i am working out or throwing, doing something ahtletic for 2 hours a day at least she will be fine with it.
EDIT: Another pro is that if I have any chance of a small scholarship or anything then it would be in baseball which would affect my future, basektball won’t affect it at all.
Cons: 2 major cons, 1 is that I’m a prety good basketball player and my coach and mom wouldn’t like to see me quit. The other is my girlfriend most likely isn’t playing basketball either which has nothing to do with my decision. She actually wants me to play so she can come and watch all my games. My feeling is that my mom thinks I want to quit just to hang out with her which isn’t the case.
Any ideas on how I should approach my parents with this matter? Thanks in advance for the help.