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My nephew could hit the hell out of the ball, but in the outfield he watched birds and chased butterflies. Once there was a ball hit to his position and he was over in the corner trying to catch a chipmunk It just bored him. He played football like crazy though and must have gotten over the concentration issues - he's now a surgeon at Johns Hopkins.Baseball today? Awful. His mind was on another planet this morning.
the parents were yelling at our parents, our coaches, and yelling at the kid. They said "we will remember that #36. We will see you in the play offs and you will pay for that"brown_DOG_US wrote:classy.
sec realist wrote:One of G's friends plays on a 8-9 PAL football team.
He really wants to play next season.
I just don't know.
How old is Maddox? He's a bit lighter than the rest of the kids, right? Any worries?
We will see if it helps him in swim...he took fall off to play football. I think some of the kids have surpassed him honestly so we will see if he catches back upsec realist wrote:He's also a swimmer too, right?
Can you see that playing football maybe helped with his swimming, too? I hear often that parents see the benefits of their kids playing football and just wonder what you think.
My concern with G is that he's in the 90th+ percentile in terms of height and weight, and so they're likely to be licking their chops to stick him on the line. I'd prefer he didn't play up front, but also don't necessarily want to be one of those dads that's an asshole to the coaches about their kid's playing time and position.
I think the competitive nature of football would be very helpful for his baseball. I also think the conditioning would be a great byproduct.
We're going to start a structured long-toss program this week. We've been just sorta winging it to this point, but it's now time to start something a bit more formal and structured. We'll go 10 throws from 10 yards, 10 from 20, 10 from 30, 10 from 40 and then figure out his max, and then work it back in with crow hops until he gets to 40 feet. At 40 feet, he'll throw 25 times from a pitching stance on flat ground. Three times a week to start.