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The Parent Connection - June

Volume 3 | Issue 6 | June 2015 | Archive
Little League® Exclusive Interview: Adam Silver, National Basketball Association Commissioner
Adam Silver
Little League® International prides itself on not just developing big league players, but big league people. In 2014, two of the major professional sports organizations elected new commissioners, with Adam Silver being named the National Basketball Association Commissioner and Rob Manfred tapped as the new Baseball Commissioner. These two sports industry leaders followed similar paths to their current positions. Both of them worked for years within their respective organizations, instrumental in developing their leagues’ current success, both are graduates of top law schools, and both got their start in sports as Little Leaguers® growing up in New York. Read More
The Power of a Positive Coach: Little League® Exclusive Interview with the Celtics’ Brad Stevens
Second Season Means a Second Chance to Play Ball
Backyard Tips:
Special Summer Edition
Parent Confessions...
My Kid Didn’t Make All-Stars... I Handled It Bad
My daughter was not the best player on the team, but she was good. Solid at the plate. Nice glove in the field. Other parents talked about how she hustled and how she started all the chants – “A cheerleader in the dugout,” one parent told me. I just smiled. While she had great spirit and a positive attitude, my daughter never wanted to be a cheerleader. All she talked about was softball. She worked hard at it, all through Little League, and improved so much. I figured with all her effort, and better than average skills, she’d make the All-Star team. She didn’t. We were both crushed – me more than her.

The list of All-Stars was posted at the concession stand before our game. While she sat in the dugout, clearly upset, I walked around and found as many managers who voted for the All-Stars as I could. Read the Full Story
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The Parent Connection - June 2015 - Archive