When your child is better than the rest of the team

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When your child is better than the rest of the team

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What do you do if your child is the best player on the team, not just by a little bit, but by a lot. One of the things you have to grips with nowadays is that your child might be too good to continue in Little League or AYSO sports. If that happens, you have an obligation to move them to a higher league where there is tougher players. I'll give you an example of that: With my own son, played in Little League, played short stop, he would throw the ball to first base so fast that the first baseman would dive out of the way to get away from it. The runner would keep running and eventually, that would become a home run. We come home from the game and my son would say, "Wow, I cost us the game. I gave up a home run. " I would have to explain to him, "No, you actually didn't give up a home run." We need to figure out a better way for you to have success playing with kids that are the same level as you." As a coach and as a parent, I would tell you that if your child way is better than the other kids on that team, you need to move them to a tougher league. If you cannot do that during the course of the season, then you have to try and get them to tone it down a little bit. To not try and jack for a home run every time, to not throw the ball as hard as they can every time. Put them in a position to where they can have success with the other players.

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Geoff Wells is a law partner at Greene Broillet & Wheeler in Santa Monica California. He is a graduate of the University of Washington class of 1981, and was a pitcher on the baseball team. He then went on to graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985. He has been a youth and travel ball baseball coach since 2003. He is married to Janet Ray and has two children, Morgan and Garrett.

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