Play Hard, Play Fast
My oldest son is in the midst of a fun and very tough week. I have to be at work at 6 am so he has to get up extra early and ride with me to work. He has the option to go back to sleep in the vehicle or at my office for a couple of hours, but he opts to look at Washington Nationals highlights and baseball videos on his phone. He then has to report to camp at 8:55 am. While at camp he participates in throwing and hitting drills, fielding grounders and chasing down pop flies and scrimmages until 3:00.
After camp, we pick his brother up from recreation camp at 4 pm and then we eat dinner. Once we are finished with dinner, the big hitter has to go to All-Star practice from 6 - 8:30 pm and work on the same camp drills in a more intense environment as we prepare for this weekend's tournament. As an 11 year old this would be a pretty daunting task even for one day, but he has to do this everyday this week. Not to mention he has to listen to Coach Dad in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at practice and after practice constantly telling him to play hard, play fast. We are only halfway through the week and he has already earned the Captain's wristband at camp and he will be one of our starting All Star pitchers either Saturday or Sunday. If you don't have plans, the schedule is below.
- Saturday @ Oak Ridge Park, 13675 Oaks Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 - 12:30 pm
- Sunday @ Oak Ridge Park, 13675 Oaks Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 -TBD