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.
This year, I have one more that is ready to play, but the league doesn’t have enough coaches, and unless they can get two more coaches, they have announced they are going to have 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 sportsare just as important as school, if not more.Itteaches kids to play together as a team for a goal, that without eachother,they can not reach. It teaches them to count on others and to believeinthemselves.
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.