As a coach for the past 6 years, I have seen all the above and try to enjoy every moment of it. As the kids get older
these “little” things are what we will miss, yet we just don’t know it yet. Our lives are all full of schedules and to-do
lists. We take for granted those little things, until we no longer have them anymore. I feel no greater joy then seeing a
player who has never hit the ball off a live pitcher, finally build the courage to swing and connect. The excitement in
their face makes everything we do worth every second we spend helping them get to that point.
As times have changed, things have become more difficult. Families working 2-3 jobs while trying to make sure their
child makes it to practice or a game, multiple school events and sports going on at the same time, and the big push of
travel ball on all of youth sports. It has changed the dynamics of community sports as well as time we can spend with
As a father, and coach, I offer to all the families a little advice. Enjoy these times and people at Bauerstown.
My family and I have made friendships that we know will be lifelong. We enjoy cheering on all the of kids at all age
groups, because once you are Bauerstown, you are “Family”. Enjoy those “little” things. They go by fast and you never
know when the last one will happen. Lend a hand when you can. It helps the overall feel and look of the complex for
Bauerstown continues to be a wonderful place for the kids of our community. It’s not just about winning or losing
a game. It’s about SO much more than that. It’s about showing how strong a community can be, and how we can help
all of our youth today.