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The Venetian

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I noped out of this world really fast with my kids...

Nobody plays lacrosse in Florida (actually not true), but softball is huge here.

I put my oldest daughter into sports to get her out (and I thought I could coach) when she was five. I figured she should do soccer in the fall, basketball (LOL, but I coached) in the winter, and softball in the fall.

Soccer was great, cool coach, just throw them on mini-fields and run around. Basketball was basically rugby, obviously, but we tried to do some basics.

Then, softball. First practice (in the spring, right), she has a glove. Every other kid there has a full bag with helmet and their own bat. All these kids played in the fall too (seriously, WTF?). These are five and six-year olds. There are like eight coaches on the field and they're running drills. No tees. My poor kid was just completely lost.

The coaches were friendly, but I didn't feel like she was in the right place at all. I wanted her to learn how to wear a hat and talk to friends, not hit off a pitching machine. She was hilariously good at hitting, but she didn't like it.

I mean, I was a pretty good youth baseball player and we didn't hit live pitching until nine years old. My sister was all-state in volleyball and softball, she didn't play any of these sports until 11 or 12.

I just put her back in basic gymnastics (this also got weird), then taekwondo, which she still does because she wants to.

(In response to this post by zeropointzero)

Posted: 10/20/2020 at 11:00AM


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