Each year, thousands of players begin their first experience into travel baseball, but the new experiences aren’t just limited to the players. It can be just as educational for new parents in the space.
Here are a few tips to have a great experience as a new travel baseball parent.
Whether it’s at indoor winter practices or approaching the dugout during a game, keep your distance. As a coach, there is nothing worse than a parent who wants to be in the action on the sidelines when trying to keep your players engaged. It can change the way that a coach approaches practices if he or she has to have an audience of parents hanging over his or her shoulder. Further, if your kid needs you, tell them to come and find you where you are sitting. Coming over to the dugout with mid-game pointers is a no-no. The dugout is a sacred place. Stay away.
Don’t yell at the umpires