[quote=“douglasbryantwhite”]My first reply on this forum was for keepitfun…
This reply is in regards to scorekeeper…
A lot of valid points…just too tough to cover in a forum like this…a lot of things can be taken out of context and misunderstood when words like mechanics and velocity are thrown around…LOL
But I fully understand your points…when I answer some of these replies I am always thinking of a short term process and a long term process…everything will be covered but in due time all depending on the type of individual you are working with…it is just so tough to do this over an email type process, that’s all.[/quote]
You bet it is! And its why I really try to be very careful about how I word something. It doesn’t take much to make someone mad or hurt their feelings, but an even bigger problem is, trying to be too brief in an explanation.
Too many people today try to communicate in Twitter length sentences. That’s fine when dealing with going to an ice cream parlor or hamburger joint, but it really doesn’t work too well trying to explain something as complicated as how to throw a pitch. And making it even more difficult, many people mix levels, assuming that because they all play baseball, they’re playing the same game, and that isn’t even close to being true.
I really believe part of the problem is that we all have different values and value systems. FI, there’s absolutely nothing in my makeup that could possibly justify me taking part in something like this post I just saw on another board.
[quote=“Jake Patterson”]I haven’t jumped on this soapbox for a while… But I found this at the USSSA site
6U National Invitation Qualifier - $125 gate fee which includes two balls and water.
6U Georgia Super National Invitation Qualifier - “…“The Who’s Who of Travel Baseball” and that’s exactly what it is…year in and year out! Anybody who’s anybody in travel baseball comes to Atlanta to play in this early Spring USSSA Super NIT.” (What?)
They actually have 5 Nationally Ranked 4U teams. These are 3 and 4 year olds. (I wonder what they aspire to be when they are say… 6?)
4U Tournament - $1,520.00 - and 14 week 4U season. [/quote]
The way he feels about the 4-6YOs, is the same way most people felt about 9-11YO’s when my boy was that age in 1995. And believe it or not, people were calling it “diaper ball” when 9-10YOs were playing a LLI AS tournament. I admit I cheered and got my blood pressure up over my kid’s 12U games, but the thought of a 9YO travel team, playing more than 1 or two local tournaments a season, or for sure paying $25-50 for a pitching coach every week didn’t even occur to me, even though I could easily have afforded it.