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A Great Teacher

Vicki Rudawsky: Parents, failure is a great teacher
Vicki Huber Rudawsky, Special to The News Journal 10:58 a.m. EDT October 16, 2014


My kids are the greatest. Really, my husband and I think they are pretty amazing. My friends' kids are great too.

And I am sure that you think your kids are awesome as well. Pretty much everyone I know cannot wait to tell you about the latest accomplishment, travel team spot, academic honor, scholarship, etc. that their child has earned.

That's part of being a parent.

I am not sure how coaches today do it. I mean, how can you have tryouts and make cuts when every kid is so great? How can you divide between a varsity and JV squad? How can you choose captains when so many seniors are deserving of that honor?

From what I have gathered, you can't. God forbid you sit a sophomore during a varsity game and then ask them to play JV. God forbid you only play Johnny for 15 minutes of a tough game, even though he is not a strong player. God forbid you don't make Susie captain, even though she is a senior but shows up late for practice every day.


I will forever remember the day we received the envelope that let us know whether our daughter made the seventh-grade soccer team or not. All the other girls told her that she should make the team, and she was feeling pretty confident. When we opened the envelope, I only was able to read "Thank you for trying out for the team, however….." before the tears started and my heart broke in two.

Our daughter was crushed, and I was angry. I was sure the tryouts were political and unfair. I was sure they didn't even spend one second watching our daughter so they could see how great she really was. I wanted to march right back to school and demand that the coach re-think his, obviously wrong, decision.

Did I? Of course not. We cried, we mourned, and we moved on. The next year, she played field hockey and after that, she found a love for cross country, a sport in which she's still competing.

These days, it seems that if a parent disagrees with a coach's assessment of a child's talent, all he or she has to do is complain. Or, believe it or not, file a lawsuit. Bam, your kid is back on the team, and better yet, maybe even playing varsity.

Good job, mom and dad. You have now taught your child, well, nothing good. You have showed him that if something makes him sad, you will swoop in and fix it because, well, obviously not everyone can immediately see how great he is, but now they will. Right?


Part of being a kid and growing up is to learn how to deal with disappointment. Part of growing up is to fail, to have someone else say, "You aren't good enough" or "you need to work harder." We need to hear that when we are young, because we will certainly hear those same words at some point in our adult lives. Many elite athletes have been cut from a team or told that they weren't good enough. Those words became the driving force behind their eventual success.

For those who remember TV commercials from years ago, my dad was the guy who would walk away from the field or the track on a bad day and offer up a Lifesaver and a hug. He never blamed the coach or the ref. He never spoke badly of the other kids I competed against. He offered few words, but the words he did say were to the effect that everything would be all right, and that tomorrow was another day.

Parents, back off and let coaches do their jobs. Too many good coaches have quit because they are pressured to make every kid feel as great as their parents think they are. In some places, parents are banned from events because they are too disruptive or threatening to other teams, refs and coaches.

Our kids are both good athletes, but more importantly, they are great people. They have been cut, they have been yelled at, they have sat the bench. They are also respectful, kind, hard working, and cheer their teammates on. It hurts to let your child fail and learn as you watch from afar, but the reward is watching your child grow, mature, and become great all on their own.

Former Olympic runner Vicki Huber Rudawsky's column appears biweekly in The News Journal. Contact her at sports@ delawareonline.com.


by posted 10/20/2014
BG Chamber Christmas & Tree lighting Parade

Saturday 12/6 from 6-8pm. Wear your LL stuff & join us!


by posted 10/15/2014
Dr Andrews on Arm Injuries

http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/newsletters/parents/2014/october/drandrews.pdf

See Document tab on left of home page.


by posted 10/14/2014
GSB Fall Final Weekend Schedule
      GSB End of Season Schedule    
             
Day Date Time Home Away Level Field
             
             
Friday 10/24/2014 6:30 Wash Gold Wash Blue JrSr Mays
Friday 10/24/2014 6:30 Wash Gold Wash Blue Majors Mays
Friday 10/24/2014 6:30 Goshen Cornwall Majors Mays
             
Saturday 10/25/2014 11:00 AM Wash Blue Goshen Minors Woodfield
             
Sunday 10/26/2014 1:30 Wash Blue Wash Gold JrSr Woodfield
Sunday 10/26/2014 1:30 Cornwall Wash Blue Majors Cornwall
Sunday 10/26/2014 12:00 Goshen Wash Gold Majors Goshen
Sunday 10/26/2014 2:30 Goshen Wash Blue Minors Goshen
             

by posted 10/12/2014
Pitching Clinic

PITCHING CLINICS SCHEDULED

TO BEGIN NOV 7TH,

SEE TAB ON SITE FOR INFO.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE


by posted 10/11/2014
HELP US KEEP IN TOUCH


As the Fall Season takes off, We ask all of you to please Help us keep in touch with you. Register your email!

With Pitching Clinics coming in November, help us let you know about them by registering your E-mail on the site!  

 

Thank You,

The WLL Board


by posted 08/30/2014
Every parent should know

1. It’s not about you, its about them. Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad.
2. Never talk to a coach about your child’s play time after a game. Actually you never should. You should have your kid do that. That said, if you just can’t help yourself, send an email the next day and ask for some phone time.
3. NEVER yell at referees. They are trying. How would you like it if someone came to your job and screamed at you? Not. So. Much. If you have a real issue file a grievance the next
day.
4. Do NOT coach your kid from the sideline. Your job is to be a cheerleader, not a coach. If you wanted to coach, you should have volunteered.
5. It is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY you are raising a professional athlete. I promise you. Relax, let them have a good time and learn the lessons they are supposed to be learning in sports.
6. Kids should play the sport that is in season until they are in middle school. Then they can decide which one or two sports they want to play and become more focused. Cross training
prevents injuries and burnout.
7. If you have nothing nice to say, sit down and be quiet. Don't be "that" parent.
8. If you are losing your mind on the sideline of game, it’s time to look in the mirror and figure out why. It’s not normal to care that much about sports. Put that energy into something more
productive.
9. Let them fail. Forgotten equipment, not working out, not practicing at home? Let them suffer the consequences of that. It will make them better.
10. Your kids are watching you. Make them proud not embarrassed.
List created by Stefanie Mullen Founder of Ooph.com a site devoted to parenting teens.


by posted 08/08/2014
DISTRICT 19 CHAMPIONS

CHAMPS


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WASHINGTONVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE 10/11 BOYS ON WINNING THE

DISTRICT 19 CHAMPIONSHIP

Players;

Louis Budakowski                    Nick Muratore              David Miskovic

​William Cooper                        Nick Morrello               Luke Pecovic

Jake Difiore                             Matt Krauss                 Matthew Rocke

Ryan Hendricks                       Adam Paperny             Justin Valentin

Andrew Smolar                       

                   

Coaches: Vinnie Pecovic, Rich Muratore, CJ Marchese & Dave Miscovic


by posted 07/08/2014
THANK YOU

Remember Those who Serve Freedom

Thank You, to those that have served us, and to those who currently do.

 

God Bless those families who have sacrificed for our Great Country.

 

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA


by posted 05/26/2014
District 19 Fields Directions


Directions to all District 19 Little League Fields

http://www.littleleaguedistrict19ny.com/pdf/Directions.pdf

This can also be found on our Links page under District 19


posted 05/24/2013
Don't Swing it




by FelixToledo posted 05/10/2013
Field Status
Earl Reservoir - Highland mills TBD (10/23) 
Mary Harriman Park 1 - Harriman TBD (10/23) 
Mary Harriman Park 2 - Harriman TBD (10/23) 
Mays Junior - Wash OPEN (10/23) 
Mays Major - Wash TBD (10/23) 
Mays Senior - Wash OPEN (10/23) 
Mombasha Town Park - Monroe TBD (10/23) 
Smith Clove Park 1 - Monroe TBD (10/23) 
Smith Clove Park 2 - Monroe TBD (10/23) 
Smith Clove Park 4 - Monroe TBD (10/23) 
Stonegate - Monroe TBD (10/23) 
Stonegate2 - Monroe TBD (10/23) 
Tball Field 3 - Wash TBD (10/23) 
Tball Field 4 - Wash TBD (10/23) 
Tball Field 5 - Wash TBD (10/23) 
Woodfield - Washingtonville OPEN (10/23) 
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