Sunday, July 16, 2017

Baseball Camp

Both Summer and Colton have been very interested in baseball/softball and wanting to learn more about the game.  I found camp in our community ed brochure that allowed both genders ages 4-7 to go together and I loved that Summer and Colton could do a camp together!  The camp was last week, 5:30-6:30 Monday-Thursday.  They both really liked it, and they learned a lot through the fun baseball skill games they played with such fun coaches.  Here are a few pictures:

The camp met at Highland Elementary School, so we always went early and played on the playground.


The class had about 25-30 kids, divided into 3 groups.  Summer and Colton were paired up with Coach Tiny T.  Summer immediately noticed Coach Tiny T's cross necklace and told him that she was a Christian - love that! Both Summer and Colton improved in throwing a ball and loved the game where they tried to "hit" Coach Tiny T with their wiffle balls

At the end of the week, each of the 3 coaches awarded their small groups.  Here is Colton right after he received his award from Coach Tiny T.

Summer receiving her award.  Summer held her own as one of only two girls in a class of 25-30 kids!  She also weathered quite the bloody nose when the wind took coach Tiny T's wiffle ball pitch straight to her nose!  She didn't cry at all, and was such a trooper, smiling through a 5 minute long nose bleed!

All the coaches were amazing and energetic and fun, and I love the Skyhawks program, focusing on a character trait each day along with teaching sports skills.  (Colton has done and is currently enrolled in a Skyhawks soccer program called Soccer Shots)  The kids especially enjoyed Coach Pretzel and his teasing about how much he loved pretzels!

One of the sweetest parts of camp was the encouraging note that Coach Tiny T wrote to Summer and Colton.  After the camp dismissed for the last time, Coach Tiny T handed a handwritten note to our kids.  It was one of the sweetest, unprompted notes of encouragement I think they have ever gotten!  I included a picture of it below, and will type the words of the letter below the picture in case it is hard to read.

Letter from Coach Tiny T:

Summer and Colton,
Thank you so much for being so awesome this week.  You two are some of the nicest, friendliest Skyhawks campers I've ever had!  Not to mention, you are also some of the best listeners I've ever had at camp.  Please thank your parents for raising you so well.  I can tell you two love each other very much, keep that up.  I think its so cool how you two express your faith by the way you are so kind to others.  You are both a great example of God's love.  Keep being you!
-Coach Tiny T
P.S. I am so sorry for hitting not one, but both of you in the face with wiffle balls...I am terrible for doing that...To make it up to you, I left you both with a little something.  Please share it :).  Thanks again Summer and Colton!

Wow, that is like the nicest letter anyone could write about my kiddos!  Thank you Coach Tiny T for encouraging them and me!  What a fun week!


Kristin Bjorklund said...

Oh my gosh!!! That note!!!

Jill said...

What a wonderful coach to take the time to encourage you as a parent and let you know the wonderful traits he is seeing in your kids! Proud of all of you!

The Baum Family said...

What a sweet note!

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