Coaches Caravan returns to Campbell River
The BC Coaches Caravan stopped in Campbell River for the 4th year in a row. Campbell River Minor Baseball loves what BC Baseball does to assist in the development of the game for their kids and every year they cannot wait till the Caravan comes back to town. CRMBA continues to have big groups for the caravan and BC Baseball loves the opportunity to work with the local kids. Some of the kids attending this year have been attending since they were 6 years old and 4 years later you can already see a large improvement in their skills and abilities. Both the league and the coaches have done a great job with the development of these kids.
Some of the ideas that were shared with parents by the coaches at this year’s clinic were:
One, let the kids play the game on their own and do not try and coach them during games or practices. If you are working with them at home that is a good time to do some coaching.
Two, let them be responsible by packing their own equipment bag, carry their own bags and if they forget something then they are responsible, that is how they learn.
A good example of how Baseball is growing in Campbell River was exemplified in a meeting with local High School teacher Mark Lagos, who has been teaching his students to make Bats in the Wood Shop on the Wood Lathes.
The BC Baseball Caravan takes pride in building and improving the sport of Baseball in every community, and to see the growth of baseball in Campbell River is a great example of the Success of our development programs.