You have offered sound advice and we have been doing this. Landyn is extremely focused, faith driven and proud to be a baseball player. She encourages her peers and is widely accepted among her team. She has the highest batting average, 2nd…"
"I recommend researching how Chelsea Baker and Marti Sementelli hand themselves, and how supportive, loving their parents are: of all the kids on their daughters' teams. The bottom line is this more about the team than the individual; any way in…"
We are definitely coming to the Baseball for All Academy in Boston over the 4th of July. One question I have for you is how do you handle jealous parents on a team when a girl exceeds the talent of a boy? I have taught my daughter to deflect…"
I recommend researching how Chelsea Baker and Marti Sementelli hand themselves, and how supportive, loving their parents are: of all the kids on their daughters' teams. The bottom line is this more about the team than the individual; any way in which your daughter contributes to to success of the team; anything you can say DURING the game about the other kids, in support of ANYTHING they do that is positive; even when the other kids are down, and you can find something positive to say; turning lemons into lemonade; reminding them about how well they did the same thing last time and it will come around again: all of this support for the other kids will lead to the walls coming down; they will mimic your behavior and everyone will have a much better time. Oh, also: if you can be supportive of the kids on the opposing team that is essential: any kid that performs well deserves the support and accolades. But, you have to read that one a bit more carefully and maybe test the waters only on key plays; after the game, in passing the opposing players, whomever won the match: say something positive. It is essential that your daughter get into the same habits, each and every game. One thing that Justine has advised Chelsea about: it is right to be proud of your own accomplishments, too, and not to back down from self-confident, patting one's self on the back for a great effort and success. If your daughter struck out the slugger on the opposing team: she needs to accept that she did a terrific thing and the rewards that come with it.