First Impressions: Creating positive experiences

First Impressions: Creating positive experiences

10/4/2021

By John Engh

NAYS Executive Director

“Yes, I was upset over a bad call, but I would never fistfight anyone in front of kids! I will stand up for my team 10/10 times, and you tell me one coach who wouldn’t.” This quote is from an article on another alarming youth sports incident – this one involving as many as a dozen parents and coaches fighting on a baseball field full of 5- and 6-year-old T-ball players in Kentucky. And, of course, there was a championship on the line!

This article reminded me of my first experience with T-ball. No, it’s not some great memory about getting my first hit or scoring a run to win the game. Does anyone really remember playing T-ball? I remember some car rides with my family and friends, and a couple faint memories about my teams, but nothing really stands out. I am talking about my first experience with T-ball as a dad!

CONTINUE READING NAYS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOHN ENGH’S MONTHLY COLUMN IN PARKS AND REC BUSINESS MAGAZINE…

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