OCTOBER TIP OF THE MONTH

TIP of the MONTH

Coach Jerry “Kal” Kalista

October 1, 2017

PARENTS PAYING FOR SPORTS!

In today’s world of our kid’s sports, the cost to play can be extreme. There is the fee to play, and in the case of a travel, club or showcase teams, there can the added expense of hotels, travel (gasoline/airfare), meals, etc. A while back, I read a response on-line to the question, “Why do you pay so much money for your kids to play all their sports? I really liked the answer and agreed with it as well. I’d like to share the answer……….

 

……….I don’t pay for my kids to play sports. So, if I am not paying for sports, what am I paying for?

*I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit, but don’t.

*I pay for those days when my ids come home from school and are “too tired” to go to their training, but they go anyway.

*I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.

*I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.

*I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that placing or title they’d hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.

*I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.

*I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other athletes, officials and coaches.

*I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.

*I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.

*I pay for the opportunity my kids have, and will have, to make life-long friendships, create life-long memories, and to be as proud of their achievements as I am.

*I pay so that my kids can be out on the field or in the gym instead of in front of a screen…..

…..I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives, and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen do far, I think it is a great investment!

 

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PROPER PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE!

 

ALWAYS BE POSITIVE!     ALWAYS GIVE 100%     ENERGY TAKES NO TALENT!

 

Coach Jerry “Kal” Kalista

 

NOTE: Direct any questions or comments to Coach Kalista at kalbaseball@comcast.net