Praise for Peru little league coaches
To the Editor:
It's baseball season! Although when Peru kids signed up, they weren't sure if they would be able to play this year.
The Peru Rec needed coaches, and the the little league team did not have one yet! The other teams were starting up practices and Peru still did not have a coach. As a parent, I was worried their would not be a Peru little league team, and our kids wouldn't be able to play. Then out of nowhere, and just in time, a man with no kids on the team stepped up as our head coach, followed by two assistants!
Now just a little background on the Peru little league team this year. All but two of the kids are last year's farm league team. The other two, one played little league last year, and and is a softball player. All together they make a great team, with lots of room to grow.
The season is almost over and all I can say is "wow!" This team has come so far this year. The coaches are full of energy, with lots of positive instruction, and constant praise. They smile, laugh, and joke around with all the kids. But most importantly the kids are happy and
At the end of every game our head couch gives the boys a little pep talk and recap of the game. Only winning one game out of eight this season, it doesn't matter to the coaches or kids. They all give 100 person all of the time.
Recently, a letter was written to the editor about the Peru little league team. This letter upset a lot of people for many reasons. This letter not only bashed the coaches of our team but the kids on the team as well.
That in my opinion is completely inappropriate and uncalled for. When did it become okay to publicly trashtalk children?
And if that is okay, why did the author of that letter disclose her own childs wrong doings? No kid is perfect, Not all kids will get along, and respect goes both ways!
Our coaches gave up their free time to coach our team, without which there would be no team. So a huge Thanks to Randy Rick, and Brian for doing a great job.
But most importantly, thank you all for giving the Peru little league team a chance to play, a chance to learn and a chance to have fun and grow as a team!
and Beckie Newton