Parker started T-Ball this summer. He is playing for the YMCA and is playing with some of our good friends. Our friends are on vacation this week so Travis was asked to fill in as coach for this game. Our first game was Tuesday right after we got home from the Chervenka's.
Once the ball has been it, the outfield gets the ball back to first base.
Parker trying to throw it to first base.
Each child gets to bat, no outs, and as many swings as it takes to get it past a certain line.
Once each player on the team has hit the team goes out to field and the other team bats. They do this 3 times.
The crowd cheers for each player for every hit. I was AMAZED at how many people there were and how "into" it they were. This is 4-5 year old tee-ball for heavens sake.
One of our other friends also plays on this team and his daddy was willing to help out this week also. Our friend didn't want to stray to far from his daddy either! Love this photo!
Parker loves Cars the movie right now and several times when practicing his hitting in our back yard we have seen him close his eyes and whisper something to himself. Travis got close enough to hear one time and he talk hims self through all the steps. Put my feet here, pull up the bat, put my arm back...etc...but the kicker is right before he hits, he says. "Speed, I am Speed". Then WHACK! He hits the ball.
He did a great job at his first organized sport! We were very proud of him!