Little League... have you ever wondered what those words mean to a child? Well, I will tell you.
My son’s birthday is late and he was told he could not try out for his age group because his birthday was late and that he would have to play with younger kids.
He swallowed his pride and went to practice. These kids couldn’t catch or throw, much less hit a ball. Nothing against the kids, but he was beyond his team.
A couple of days later, his coach asked him to throw softer. He came home upset. Why should he have to lower his level of playing is what he asked me, his mother.
I told him, you shouldn’t. So I asked for him to be moved up to the next level and was told no.
Then we had practice and I told my son in front of his coach to throw the ball as I had taught him for years. His coach pulled me aside and informed me that he asked him to throw softer because of the kid he was throwing with.
I do understand that other kids can’t throw but why make my son lower himself because parents don’t teach their kids.
My son has been raised by his mother - by myself - the majority of his life. He shouldn’t have to lower his (skill) level for others plus the team he was going to play for needs a lot of training.
When we got the decision that he would not be moved, we asked for our money back. The president said yes and yet he is ignoring my calls and texts.
Plus they said the decision was personal because I, as a mother, went off on them when they attacked me and it is all documented on paper.