Sunday, January 31, 2010


Baseball and Softball season is just around the corner and that means it's time for annual evaluations. Where our kids play each child is evaluated and given a number rank one to five. Then the coaches select their players based on what they saw at the try-outs and their number. They do this in attempt to make the teams more evenly matched.
The kids both did very well this year.

Bethany's coach from last year was actually running the evaluations and said he was very surprised and pleased with her improvements. We're kind of hoping to get him as coach again this year because he was so encouraging of all the girls last season.

Although I didn't talk to Elisha's coach later on we saw him too and he looked pleased with Elisha's improvements. Last year he really struggled at batting, even when the coaches pitched, but at evaluations he hit 4 out of 5. The boy is definitely stronger this year. I've had my hand stingin' twice when I caught the ball wrong in my glove while practicing with him. He can throw harder and more acurately.

Oh boy, I am ready for the busyness the season is going to bring with it? Probably not. But I also LOVE to watch my kids play, and even though I dread the lack of extra time and the fact that Saturdays really kind of disappear, I wouldn't trade these days for nothin'.


christy rose said...

I have a sixteen year old son who has played baseball every summer since he was 5. But I so love watching him play. It has made great memories.

Kaleena said...

Hello! just wanted to come by and let you know that I'm still breathing:) I've been reading all of your posts, just haven't had much time to comment. I'm hoping to have more time this week. The pictures of the kids at baseball are great. I bet they love it! Smiles to you my friend:)

Michelle said...

Yay! I love seeing the pictures from them playing baseball. So glad they are improving!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh we love watching the kids play their sports too. Looks like you have two very good ball players on your hands.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

wow, i have never heard of that kind of tryout for recreational sports before.

we start soccer TODAY. so that means we get to go somewhere every day of the week except for monday. *sigh* i love to see them play but could do without all the practices and games. wait, i guess you can't have playing with the rest, huh? oi!

Michelle said...

You are EVER so very welcome! When I saw the list of topics from Mama's Kats blog hop and chose this one, I initially thought of that song! :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Seriously, is it that time of year already? Yikes!

I'm going to try to have a better attitude about soccer this year. You and Stacie have been inspiring me. It is really hard when sports just isn't my thing. I'm going to try hard though to have a good attitude this summer.

Hope the kids get great coaches this year!