I love kids and would do anything for them and today was no exception. Over the past two years many of you have read about me coaching not one, but two teams. One softball and one baseball, to make sure these kids got to play.
year, I have one more
that is ready to play, but the league doesn’t have enough coaches,
they can get two more coaches, they have announced they are going to
cancel T-Ball for the 5 year olds.
Now, this isn’t even the end of the story. It costs approximately $50 dollars to join our little league, and though it doesn’t seem like a lot, this year in the 7 & 8 year old group, we have 26 kids! Not even enough to make up 3 full teams!
I think this has a lot to do with the economy. Parents have to work two jobs to make ends meet and don’t have time to volunteer. Some don’t have enough money to swing for their kids going out for sports.
I personally think sports are just as important as school, if not more. It teaches kids to play together as a team for a goal, that without each other, they can not reach. It teaches them to count on others and to believe in themselves.
It is sad when even the American past time of baseball doesn’t look like it will survive to the next generation because of the economy. Today, I’m saddened for our society as a whole, because I have a feeling in 20 years, our kids won’t know how to work together for a common goal.
Todd Clark - Broker / Sales Coach
Palazzo Realty Group
©2009 Todd Clark - The economy shouldn’t hurt kids, but it does