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    Quote Originally Posted by reddot View Post
    Big question, has this select stuff hindered or boosted the popularity of wiffle ball?
    Wiffle ball is for losers....or those with a really small backyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    Wiffle ball is for losers....or those with a really small backyard.
    But... but... that didn't answer my question.
    You wiffed and I'm miffed

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    My son's friend next door 12 years ago when he was about 12, seriously planned to be a professional wiffle ball player when he grew up. I should have gotten his autograph when I had the chance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by whataburger View Post
    My son's friend next door 12 years ago when he was about 12, seriously planned to be a professional wiffle ball player when he grew up. I should have gotten his autograph when I had the chance.
    I know the feeling. Had dealings with a gentleman who was down on his luck a few years back (was oilfiled and got hurt). He told me everything was going to be ok since his son was going to be drafted by the NBA. After starting with the opening question what was his name, then of what college he played for, and the downward progression of questions, kid played for Acadian Middle. But his AAU team played on the Pelicans' practice court, so according to daddy, that made him a future NBA player.

    So, as others have pointed out, it is not just baseball with stupid parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post

    So, as others have pointed out, it is not just baseball with stupid parents.
    I remember going to a school meeting when one of mine was about to go into high school. It was a chance to hear what to expect and ask questions. When it came to athletics one father in particular was very vocal and finally just came out said "what are you going to do to make sure my kid plays at the next level". The athletic directors reply was priceless. In short he told the dad that unless the kid keeps his grades up there wasn't much he could do because he would never see those coaches from the next level to talk about his son because the first stop was the counselors office to check grades.

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    Anyone want to get ____ed off about crazy sports parents I suggest you watch "Trophy Kids" on Netflix.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Anyone want to get ____ed off about crazy sports parents I suggest you watch "Trophy Kids" on Netflix.
    wow, is it true or fiction?

    wouldn't cobra kai dojo in karate kid in essence constitute a travel team? seems at their school non-school karate was more popular than in school varsity sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    wow, is it true or fiction?

    wouldn't cobra kai dojo in karate kid in essence constitute a travel team? seems at their school non-school karate was more popular than in school varsity sports.
    It's a documentary.

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    the next piece of the travel ball puzzle seems to be what should be the effects if coaches that start out in travel ball organizations also "work their way up" and become college coaches, is that an unfair influence in recruiting circles?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    the next piece of the travel ball puzzle seems to be what should be the effects if coaches that start out in travel ball organizations also "work their way up" and become college coaches, is that an unfair influence in recruiting circles?
    .....my daughter played ball from I guess 8 years old....I blame her love for the game on her first coach...BEAU...had some great times and even found her A husband from the men's team at Loyola....told me one time about AAU and the fun of visiting different places!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    the next piece of the travel ball puzzle seems to be what should be the effects if coaches that start out in travel ball organizations also "work their way up" and become college coaches, is that an unfair influence in recruiting circles?
    So where should we get college coaches from? Maybe the local Dairy Queen? Life isn't fair and working your way up is the way it is done in this country....even in coaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    So where should we get college coaches from? Maybe the local Dairy Queen? Life isn't fair and working your way up is the way it is done in this country....even in coaching.
    I meant some may still have ties in to the travel system they came from. I think probably not in football or big baseball programs, but in some colleges the softball coaches still work with travel teams during their offseason. so possibility could theoretically exist to recruit to your college your own current travel ball player... didn't say ban it, just asking if it is possible and thus a concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    .....my daughter played ball from I guess 8 years old....I blame her love for the game on her first coach...BEAU...had some great times and even found her A husband from the men's team at Loyola....told me one time about AAU and the fun of visiting different places!!!
    Thanks. I may have missed my calling. Maybe in another life.

    She done good for herself.

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