Among all the news about obsessive and aggressive sports parents out there is a good article at Bob Cook's blog, Your Kid's Not Going Pro, about Gerry McIlroy. Gerry is the father of "next big thing," Rory McIlroy, who just came off a 16-under US Open Golf Championship. Obviously Rory did "go pro," but he did it without the kind of parenting that too often makes news in golf and other sports.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Here's a cool story about a wiffle ball field and league in New York. Chris Hess did it with dugouts, an electronic scoreboard, and uniforms. Our family's field (left) was done on the cheap. Hours of weekly fun for just an occasional can of spray paint. Oh - and don't forget the foul poles.
Friday, June 10, 2011
If you can hear thunder, that means lightning is close enough to strike. Get your players off the field and into a closed shelter or vehicle.
Here is a link to more information on lightning safety from the NOAA National Weather Service.