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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #975 on: March 21, 2024, 08:49:26 AM »
Currently laid out and charging in my house for the scrimmage dry run tonight:







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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #976 on: March 21, 2024, 10:49:31 AM »
Looks cool. Now you get to add video editing and production to your list of duties!


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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #977 on: March 21, 2024, 11:21:39 AM »
Looks cool. Now you get to add video editing and production to your list of duties!
Nope, just streaming games. Did it last season as well. Gamechanger really is an incredible software.


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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #978 on: March 21, 2024, 11:32:14 AM »
Working baseball games there is a direct correlation between the amount of extra crap a team has (cameras, radar guns, speakers for walk up music) and how Kareny the moms are.

Oh they have TWO cameras attached to the fence and a team branded shade tent? Yeah prepare for a Karenfest pal.

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #979 on: March 21, 2024, 12:39:38 PM »
Finally, we are in the home stretch for competitive little kid sports in my household. Going to California this weekend for a USA Water Polo event, Texas in April, then back to California in June and July.

Then maybe water polo in college? Depends on where she gets accepted but a couple schools have indicated spots on the varsity teams if admitted. Miserable stuff, just send your kids to KU or K-State and do not try to get recruited in an obscure sport or go to a school with competitive admissions.

Ha, I know at least 3-4 dudes from college that played football right out of high school, but ended up at KSU after a year. Just couldn't give up the dream which I totally get, but they were apparently pretty jealous of their HS buds partying and hanging out while they were back to being a nobody on a college team.

my daughter only considered schools that she would consider w/o polo. Although some she eliminated when she realized there wouldn't be a spot for her on the team and/or they brought on girls she hated. (I mean these girls are awful)

My son was in a fairly similar position, but in men's soccer. There are clearly more men's soccer programs than women's water polo programs, but it's still pretty tough. 

For context, despite being an incredibly deep area for soccer talent, Texas has only four D1 men's soccer schools, and three of them are places most kids I know don't want to go (Houston Christian, Incarnate Word, and UT Rio Grande Valley, with SMU being the "good one"). The D2 and D3 options in Texas and the surrounding states are slim as well. The Venn diagram of schools with the right academics, geography, and athletics that fit your kid can be very small. Coaches that my kid was contacting were more or less not getting back to him, and schools that reached out to him were schools that he had no interest in for one reason or another.

As of 6 months ago, I thought my kid was going to end up at a big public school, as he had pretty much given up on the recruiting process. But before a a national showcase that he attended last October he contacted one school that he was interested in attending, just to see. They had a coach come out to watch him, and he liked what he saw, and things went really fast from there.

My kid got admitted, started talking to one of the assistants regularly, went on a visit where he stayed with some of the players and went to a camp, and then got an offer.

He knows a fair number of guys that have gone on to play college soccer, some have hated it, and some have loved it. I'm clearly hoping he falls into the latter category.

contacting coaches is the worst. Like, you're a teenage girl emailing a middle aged guy who will either ignore you or tell you that you aren't good enough at the thing you love most. On top of other college rejections. She was in communication with coaches at her top choice academic school and they were very communicative and supportive but wouldn't commit to admission support and she ended up applying early and getting rejected, but one of her best friends in water polo got admitted. It really shitty! I will say though that one coach that reached out to her separately tried to recruit her but she wasn't interested and he offered to refer her to other coaches because he liked her and he was a nice guy! And he did! Still uncommitted and waiting on a few more admissions decisions.

The weekend my son made his visit, he was one of 7 kids that got there a few days before a one day camp that had 30 kids show up. One of the other 7 kids was a friend of his from his club team. That kid was in the same spot as my son, either this situation was going to work out, or he wasn't going to play soccer in college. My son got the offer, but that kid didn't. So even getting the offer that he wanted wasn't without mixed emotions.

It is so incredibly tough, with so much heartache along the way. The good news is that it only takes one school for it to work out. I really hope it works out for your daughter.
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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #980 on: March 21, 2024, 02:11:13 PM »
Working baseball games there is a direct correlation between the amount of extra crap a team has (cameras, radar guns, speakers for walk up music) and how Kareny the moms are.

Oh they have TWO cameras attached to the fence and a team branded shade tent? Yeah prepare for a Karenfest pal.

I've found this to be 100% fact. Plus, many of the dads are even worse.

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #981 on: March 22, 2024, 01:46:35 PM »
good news everyone, we cancelled our double header for this saturday because the weather is crap. bad news everyone, we replaced it with 3 hours of indoor practice. HAVE A GREAT "WEEKEND"!

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #982 on: March 22, 2024, 01:58:48 PM »
good news everyone, we cancelled our double header for this saturday because the weather is crap. bad news everyone, we replaced it with 3 hours of indoor practice. HAVE A GREAT "WEEKEND"!

I thought you were in charge? If you are in charge, I say this on behalf of all of your kids teammates and parents, YOU SUCK!!!

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #983 on: March 22, 2024, 03:41:43 PM »
good news everyone, we cancelled our double header for this saturday because the weather is crap. bad news everyone, we replaced it with 3 hours of indoor practice. HAVE A GREAT "WEEKEND"!

I thought you were in charge? If you are in charge, I say this on behalf of all of your kids teammates and parents, YOU SUCK!!!

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #984 on: March 23, 2024, 10:04:37 AM »
no rest for steve dave and karen dave this weekend

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #985 on: March 29, 2024, 07:48:28 AM »
I post all games on youtube for our families since our cam is recording them anyway. they have started blocking tons of our games because of copyright material (walk up songs). pretty enraging. luckily Gamechanger doesn't play by their rules and you can watch it all there.

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #986 on: April 02, 2024, 08:47:16 AM »
The place where Lil SF hits sometimes had a closeout bat sale. Last years models were more than half off. Lil SF doesn't need a bat. I actually bought him one last year because he actually needed one. The thing is, I love baseball stuff. Plus, I will never forget last year in his first game with a new bat. He had been struggling a bit and was using a smaller/lighter bat and coach suggested a new one. His first at bat he rough ridin' tomahawked a high pitch that went to the fence. Ran his little ass off and.....blew through the stop sign at third and got thrown out at home. Hammered one his next at bat as well and went on a nice run for the next several games. I got in his ass a bit for running through the sign, but wasn't too mad because I knew he was pumped for crushing one. New bat juice is a real thing.

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #987 on: April 02, 2024, 09:02:35 AM »
Yeah, buying baseball gear is so fun. I spend way too much money on it.


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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #988 on: April 03, 2024, 02:40:23 PM »
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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #989 on: April 03, 2024, 03:42:01 PM »
Oh lord BBCOR we’re doing big boy baseball now!


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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #990 on: April 03, 2024, 03:45:46 PM »
Think I may grab a drop 8 for lil sd later this year. Gotta start weighting up. Can use a -10 for two more seasons but would rather start working it in now. Right now he's swinging a 30" -10. Our team ranges from 28" -10 to 31" -8 (kid is a massive beefcake and hits nukes).

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #991 on: April 03, 2024, 03:52:25 PM »
Think I may grab a drop 8 for lil sd later this year. Gotta start weighting up. Can use a -10 for two more seasons but would rather start working it in now. Right now he's swinging a 30" -10. Our team ranges from 28" -10 to 31" -8 (kid is a massive beefcake and hits nukes).

I debated moving Lil SF up to 30 drop 10, but didn't want to mess with it so I stuck with 29. Prob should have, but whatever. He was super pissed at me yesterday when I said he couldn't use the new bat at practice because it was like 40 degrees. Got to keep that thing hot for games Lil dude!

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« Reply #992 on: April 03, 2024, 03:55:50 PM »
Think I may grab a drop 8 for lil sd later this year. Gotta start weighting up. Can use a -10 for two more seasons but would rather start working it in now. Right now he's swinging a 30" -10. Our team ranges from 28" -10 to 31" -8 (kid is a massive beefcake and hits nukes).

I debated moving Lil SF up to 30 drop 10, but didn't want to mess with it so I stuck with 29. Prob should have, but whatever. He was super pissed at me yesterday when I said he couldn't use the new bat at practice because it was like 40 degrees. Got to keep that thing hot for games Lil dude!

yep, we're multiple scrimmages and 3 games into the season and lil sd hasn't pulled the composite out yet. He has a Cat9 Connect he swings when cold and in the cage. CatX composite when it's warm enough.

Also, not sure if you guys have seen these but we bought a truckload of "tater balls" we use in the cage. Allows the kids to swing their gamers without wearing them down too much. Highly recommend. First ball that flies like a baseball out of the hack attack.

https://thetaterball.com/shop/the-taterball-baseball/

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #993 on: April 03, 2024, 04:09:30 PM »
Think I may grab a drop 8 for lil sd later this year. Gotta start weighting up. Can use a -10 for two more seasons but would rather start working it in now. Right now he's swinging a 30" -10. Our team ranges from 28" -10 to 31" -8 (kid is a massive beefcake and hits nukes).

I debated moving Lil SF up to 30 drop 10, but didn't want to mess with it so I stuck with 29. Prob should have, but whatever. He was super pissed at me yesterday when I said he couldn't use the new bat at practice because it was like 40 degrees. Got to keep that thing hot for games Lil dude!

yep, we're multiple scrimmages and 3 games into the season and lil sd hasn't pulled the composite out yet. He has a Cat9 Connect he swings when cold and in the cage. CatX composite when it's warm enough.

Also, not sure if you guys have seen these but we bought a truckload of "tater balls" we use in the cage. Allows the kids to swing their gamers without wearing them down too much. Highly recommend. First ball that flies like a baseball out of the hack attack.

https://thetaterball.com/shop/the-taterball-baseball/

nice. Same, got the Cat 9 last year that is already beat up a bit. We normally just use the collapsable wiffles in the back yard. Also have one of those heavy balls that I make him hit a few times to try and swing through. That thing is prob terrible for bats as well.

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« Reply #994 on: April 03, 2024, 05:26:47 PM »
Yeah, I wish we could have got another year out of the drop 5 from last year, but we’re playing 15u this summer so no choice.
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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #995 on: April 04, 2024, 12:29:44 AM »
8U son has a CatX 29” -10 one piece alloy for practice/cage/cold and a 29” -10 hype fire for games.

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #996 on: April 04, 2024, 10:53:08 PM »
our catcher is sick AF and missed a mid week game tonight and we got our asses whipped. it has never been more apparent how important catching is because folks....it was bad. dropped third strikes, blocking balls, calling pitches and picks, the works.

catchers are legitimately the toughest and most important people on the planet when it comes to sports. QBs can kiss my ass.

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #997 on: April 05, 2024, 12:53:54 AM »
our catcher is sick AF and missed a mid week game tonight and we got our asses whipped. it has never been more apparent how important catching is because folks....it was bad. dropped third strikes, blocking balls, calling pitches and picks, the works.

catchers are legitimately the toughest and most important people on the planet when it comes to sports. QBs can kiss my ass.

Isn't your son the catcher?

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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #998 on: April 05, 2024, 07:19:35 AM »
our catcher is sick AF and missed a mid week game tonight and we got our asses whipped. it has never been more apparent how important catching is because folks....it was bad. dropped third strikes, blocking balls, calling pitches and picks, the works.

catchers are legitimately the toughest and most important people on the planet when it comes to sports. QBs can kiss my ass.

Isn't your son the catcher?
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Re: competitive little kid sports
« Reply #999 on: April 05, 2024, 07:20:23 AM »
Also he’s now admitted to Children’s with O2 levels of 88 and diminished lungs both sides. :-(


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