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The Parent Connection - February

Volume 3 | Issue 2 | February 2015 | Archive
Exclusive Little League® Interview with First Lady Michelle Obama
The Parent Connection visits with First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss the importance of children playing sports, getting kids more active, the responsibility of parents and volunteers to serve as role models for children, and the 5th anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative. Read More
A Valentine’s Day Love Note...
The Colorado Family that Little League Brought Together
Did You Know:
Understanding Your League’s Finances
Backyard Tips:
Parent Confessions...
My Son Didn’t Blow His Tryout... I Did
Cody was 10, and I had worked with him over the winter. We caught in the gym after basketball practice. I took him to the indoor cages. I wanted him ready for tryouts so he could make the Major Division. Most of Cody’s friends were more advanced than him, so we knew they would likely make Majors. The day came in February. Tryouts were in the evening. I talked over everything with him during dinner, reminding him of what to do, and telling him he had improved over the last few months, and was ready. I told him I’d be watching from the stands. The look on his face should have told me not to set foot in the gym. Read More

Make Sure Your Little Leaguer® Is Playing PED-Free: Stand Against Substance Abuse
Over 1.5 million youth athletes admit to using anabolic steroids, with some starting as young as 11 years old. The Taylor Hooton Foundation has built resources for Little League® coaches and parents to help educate them on the dangers of anabolic steroid use.
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The Parent Connection - February 2015 - Archive