Happy New Year to everyone as we are all trying to get through these difficult, rough times and hopefully put this all behind us soon.
This is to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Youth Sports Foundation (YSF) baseball clinic in Puerto Penasco due to the COVID -19 pandemic. Coaches, sponsors, and officials met last week in Rocky Point and decided, particularly for the safety of everyone involved, that the best result would be to cancel the clinic this year.
The last thing we want is to put anyone at risk. There are too many unknowns and, with the rules and regulations changing almost weekly, we thought out of the best interest for the staff, families, and most importantly the kids, this was the most viable option.
In the past, our camp was for kids ages 8-18, but with all the new restrictions this year due to COVID, that wasn’t going to be allowed to happen. The most important age for kids to learn, comprehend, and retain the information given to them about the game of baseball is from ages 10-12. That’s where the child’s motor skills, listening skills, and athleticism start to understand what has to be done in order to practice and maintain good fundamentals and mechanics to carry them through their teenage years, get them ready for high school, and hopefully beyond. It’s a very important aspect of the game.
As we continue to move forward, this is a small bump in the road and we will continue to adapt and overcome what is thrown our way and stay strong and positive together.
Baseball is similar to life, and I think this is a perfect example of what we are all going through now ……make good choices, work hard, be consistent, learn from your mistakes, adapt, and overcome as nothing is going to be handed to you on a silver platter, and earn another chance by producing.
Believe In yourself and continue to practice practice practice so that you can be the best you can be. Continue to follow your dreams as we all look forward to getting together next year for a bigger and better baseball clinic to help kids be the best they can be at playing this fine game of baseball. The sun will shine tomorrow!!