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How can Pony Baseball Help My Kids? From Pennsylvania Headquarters to a Field Near Home

How can Pony Baseball Help My Kids? From Pennsylvania Headquarters to a Field Near Home

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Pony baseball and softball can be one of the most fun and beneficial sporting activities that your child will enter into growing up. This outlet allows your kids the opportunity to do something that they enjoy, while learning life lessons such as teamwork and a strong work ethic. They also get to form a solid bond with other teammates, their parents and adult coaches.

Learning the Game

As a child is taught the fundamentals, they will be instructed that with a lot of hard work and dedication, they can improve no matter where they play on the field. As a parent, you can help instill these values in your child and teach them the various strategies of the game and what it takes to be successful.

Exercise

Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States. More and more children are spending too much time in front of the T.V. instead of heading outside to participate in outdoor activities. Out of the 30 states in the U.S., over 25 percent of children suffer from obesity. Baseball is an excellent recreational activity that can bond you and your child, and it gets them out of the house. In order for your child to be on top of their game, you need to teach them the importance of following a well-balanced diet and incorporating strength training activities into their exercise regimen.

Form Friendships

Team sports like baseball and softball allow your child to form new friendships. These bonds are forged through the love of the sport and can last well into adulthood. Coaches can also play a key role in a child’s life and guide them on the right path toward college and beyond. Pony ball can also bring a family closer together as parents spend time helping  with practice, and the whole family, grandparents and all, come together to cheer them on during the games. A meaningful family trip can incorporate visiting the pony baseball headquarters, easily accessible from nearby lodging in Washington PA, on a winter school break. This non-profit organization is dedicated to bringing the younger generation together through pony baseball and softballs leagues.

Keep Your Child Interested

Children almost always lose interest in a sport when it no longer becomes fun. Peer pressure and lack of performance can ruin a child’s enthusiasm and love for competitive sports, especially when a parent or coach is too critical by yelling or placing blame. Parents and coaches should also set good examples for their kids by practicing good sportsmanship. How many times has the news reported the arrest of a parent for getting too involved in their child’s sporting events? Encouragement and being able to go out and just have fun will keep them passionate for the sport.

The benefits of pony ball go beyond a competitive sporting event. Here they will learn life lessons and values that can aid them throughout the rest of their life. It can also lead them on the path to a healthier and brighter future.

Ann Bailey has two sons who play baseball and loves sharing these tips for parents of the game.  The Doubletree Hilton is proud to offer outstanding lodging in Washington PA for anyone wanting to visit the historic headquarters and museum of the Pony League, USA.

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