All-Star Day for Teens
This summer, Bill Seamon, a National High School Baseball Coach Hall of Famer and author of “The Coaches Playbook,” blessed our teens with an all-day baseball clinic. With the help of some college baseball players, the camp taught not only the fundamental skills of batting, catching, and throwing, but it showed kids that there is so much more to the game. Respect and discipline are the major points of any sport, not just baseball. In learning and practicing all of these, self-esteem becomes a high point.
For some of the kids it was the first time they had ever touched a glove or baseball, so being able to learn that “Yes, I can do this!” was a very important stepping stone in their path to re-building their hurt self-esteem. “He is so encouraging,” said Martez.
“He makes sure we get something and he is excited when we can do it!!”
“This camp can be pivotal in helping kids realize that the ‘bad’in their life can be
so minimal to the ‘good’that is available for them,” said Chad Puckett, Director of Show-Me. “Once they see that they can accomplish and succeed at something new, they know they can practice towards whatever dream they have.”
Thank you, Bill! The time you have taken out of your busy schedule to reach out to our young people in this way will touch their lives for years to come. What homerun excitement and memories !