Obviously, your primary responsibility as a T-Ball Coach is to provide the kids on your team with a safe environment and a fun experience on the field. This is the single most important thing you can do, and it’s the basis for the overall mission of BGCRE Softball.
That said, we define our approach to coaching T-Ball with two simple statements:
It’s Just T-Ball!
This is the easy part. We don’t keep score at T-Ball games. No one strikes out. Everybody bats and plays the field. And everyone gets a “hit” and scores a run … every inning. It’s ALL GOOD!
As an BGCRE T-Ball coach, you don’t have to make any strategic decisions during the game. But you do have to ensure that every one of your kids is comfortable and enjoying the positive experience of learning the simple basics of the game.
We just want our children to have fun playing T-Ball. In fact, we expect our children to have fun. Lots of fun! We want Friday and Saturday afternoons to be the highlight of their week. We want T-Ball to be something our kids and their parents remember as a fun, positive experience for years to come. Why is fun so important? Because …
It’s NOT Just T-Ball!
Our T-Ball Program is the entry point into BGCRE Softball, and as such it is the lifeblood for the future of softball in Redding and Easton. Creating a fun and positive experience for our T-Ball kids and their parents helps to ensure that they will come back to play softball and grow with our overall program.
The little girl who today doesn’t know first base from third base, could be a starting pitcher for the Joel Barlow Varsity in 10 years. You never know, unless our girls have a positive experience this year and return for more next year. Simply put, we want to continue to build an overall program that gets our kids excited about the game and gets their parents committed to encouraging them. And it all starts with T-Ball.
More importantly, T-Ball is for many kids the first introduction to very important social concepts including teamwork, friendship and sportsmanship. Encouraging and instilling these ideas in your kids (and sometimes their parents) is also part of the fun.
So, yes, it’s just T-Ball. But it’s also about building a future for softball in Redding and Easton, and helping our children reach their potential. Our T-Ball Program takes this responsibility very seriously.