Beautiful Saturday

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Sat, 03-08-2014 - 4:31pm

1. Has your weekend been busy or relaxing?

2. How often do you dust?

3. Are you excited for March Madness?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:17pm

<<So you think these kids never learn outside of little league?>>

I never said such a thing specifically mentioned to you earlier in this thread about kids practicing in indoor facilites so your question is quite odd given the comments already stated.  

<<Have you had the experience of non-experienced kids coming into the little league you were involved in with NO prior knowledge of the game?>>

When the kids were younger, none of the kids had prior experience.

Your questions are not relevant to my comments, what tangent are you going off onto now?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:18pm

<<It is on the website each and every year. Doesn't your little league have a website that tells you about sign ups and deadlines and if they take late players?>>

That doesn't mean it happens, how do you know it happens all the time?  What do you mean, "my little league"?

You just SAID it happens: "How do you know it happens all the time?  And no, allowing late arrivals doesn't mean it works in a league, it means they are accomdating the adults in the situation who can't be bothered to figure out deadlines and most likely complain, and complain LOUDLY about deadlines.   LoL."

The little league in your area that your kids were involved in or other kids are if they were not when they were younger.

<<So you are familiar with this? Sounds like you have had a bad experience with it. >>

What part of this haven't you understood from the beginnning when I said it was rough on the coaches to add late players?   

Yeah and it seems on the mother's too who are afraid their kids won't get a scholarship to college if someone else takes over their position. You are safe though, right?


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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:19pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Because a child in little legue should come conditioned and prepared to start a game.  Sounds threatening to me, I know moms like her and they aren't the kind you want to be around.  </p>

Yes, kids should be conditioned and prepared to play a game, especially a game like football or kids can get injured and seriously.  Yes, I'm one of the moms that believes in safety, I'm a little surprised that you don't want to be around other moms like that.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:19pm

Well, the pka has had some choice words to say about other team parents before so it's not shocking what comes out of her mouth anymore, Lol. 

Yep she did so it seems this has bothered her before.
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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:21pm

Did he come from another team or just sign up without any previous practice or experience?

Why does it matter? Sounds like you would have a problem taking over your child's position if someone came in with or without experience. 

It matters if somebody else's experience threatens hers.  Competition but in a very unhealthy way.  

Exactly. Competition between the parents is actually worse than it is with the kids. It is USUALLY the parents anyone making big deals out of things. The kids are there to play and have fun.

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:23pm

<<So you think these kids never learn outside of little league?>>

I never said such a thing specifically mentioned to you earlier in this thread about kids practicing in indoor facilites so your question is quite odd given the comments already stated.  

Why would it have to be in a indoor facility to learn the sport?

<<Have you had the experience of non-experienced kids coming into the little league you were involved in with NO prior knowledge of the game?>>

When the kids were younger, none of the kids had prior experience.

And AGAIN, I was speaking of LITTLE LEAGUE. Didn't your kids learn sports at home first before going into Little League? 

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:24pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><em>Did he come from another team or just sign up without any previous practice or experience?</em></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><em><strong>Why does it matter? Sounds like you would have a problem taking over your child's position if someone came in with or without experience. </strong></em></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">It matters if somebody else's experience threatens hers.  Competition but in a very unhealthy way.  </p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Exactly. Competition between the parents is actually worse than it is with the kids. It is USUALLY the parents anyone making big deals out of things. The kids are there to play and have fun.</strong></p>

ITA.  

 

 

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:24pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I'm sure many places make exceptions, especially in jam's experiences of moving and needing to join a new team because of relocation.  Ime, most places have signups, a late signup period with a fee and the it's rare that someone is added to the team after the season starts in many competitive leagues.  Now non-competitve leagues like the Y, I would say it's common as long as there is space.  There are of course exceptions at times, but again that can be rough on the coach, as I said earlier.</p><div><strong>Then that is just your lack of experience and that is ok. No one knows every league in every town and what they do. Shrug. </strong></div>

I'm familiar with my area, I never claimed to be familiar with every league in every town and what they do, why would anyone claim that?   Really odd comments and questions today, lol.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:26pm

And AGAIN, I was speaking of LITTLE LEAGUE. Didn't your kids learn sports at home first before going into Little League? 

As a side, my kid didn't start soccer with a whole lot of experience at home.  Like his sisters, we followed his own passions and placed him accordingly.  Old debates used to reveal how critical it was to place a kid in every single sport under the sun then let them decide from there, I have two teenagers and an 11 year old now, I never parented that way and my kids are very well rounded and grounded.  We've been incredibly lucky I guess.  

 

 

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:27pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Because a child in little legue should come conditioned and prepared to start a game.  Sounds threatening to me, I know moms like her and they aren't the kind you want to be around.  </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I guess it is all about competition with some mothers. I don't know many kids who come to a league and don't know anything about the game anyway. No playing at home? No teaching at home? No prior experience? Seems quite odd to me. </span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I guess some parents are upset that their little Johnny might have some competition if they allow a kid to come in after the registration. lololol.</span></strong></p>

No, it's about safety, especially with games like football.   I'm not surprised that you and jams believe it's about competition instead of safety, not at all.

 

PumpkinAngel

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