Coaches and Parents,
Here is something I recently received from the Positive Coaching Alliance addressing a question related to select or travel teams versus in house play. I think it is very telling and certainly illustrates what we are doing here at Four County Little League.
Coaching Director, FCLL
Will House League Play Diminish My Son's Talent?
"My 11-year-old son's select-team baseball coaches are upset that he is also playing house league Fall Ball, which my son loves, because it is so relaxed and fun. These select coaches say that playing with 'bad' players will hurt my son's talent. I'm curious what the general thought is on this."
-- Troubled in Texas
“I would ask the coach to identify what he or she values most in a player. Research of college athletes has found that athletes who play for a coach who they (the athletes) believe values hard work and effort above all else, improve more and perform at a higher level than coaches who value talent foremost.”