Saturday, April 24, 2010

All in the Family

I secretly think my husband, Chris, has always wanted to coach. He is a huge sports fan and I find various baseball drill books popping up around the house. Unfortunately he has the kind of job that makes it hard to commit to regular weekly practices. That's why I was surprised this year when he agreed to coach Luke's T-ball team. Originally he was excited to co-coach with his buddy, but his buddy took on a new job that has him traveling the entire work week. But Chris maintained his commitment and is doing an incredible job so far.

Jack has been trying to find a way to make some extra money so Chris offered him to pay him to help out with Luke's team. He has been committed and helpful and is really enjoying all the little kids.

I followed along to the first practice to see the players and parents and to take a few pictures.

First some introductions...


Followed by some warm-ups...

The boys ran the bases next and had to shout out the base names as they touched them...


Then the boys practiced throwing and catching and Coach gave some of his expert instruction.



Luke has really come along since last year's team. He begs to play catch and high pops in the yard with Chris and me and is excited to go to every practice. Having Dad as coach is pretty special. And big brother helping truly makes it a family effort!

2 comments:

Deb said...

hey where do you practice?? isn't that park just around the corner from me?

michelled said...

Yes!