Like a lot of parents, I spend a significant time each fall on different fields around town watching youths at various levels practice. As a coach sitting on the sidelines, this is one of the most excruitiating times of my day. From my experience, youth baseball is the worst. During the years I've spent watching my sons little league practices it's no wonder their development is slow and they loose interest...the practices are boring and a waste of time.
This week my son had lacrosse practice on the adjacent field to a high school boys soccer practice. So I sat in the space between the two field and watched. I couldn't believe what I saw.