HITTING—BASEBALL and SOFTBALL: Things even the Pros have not learned! (Pd Adv)

New York Times (Wide World photo)

Attention: Coaches, parents, and players of Shelby County!

Where will you be at 10am, on Saturday, August 10th? Will you be at the Center Civic center with your neighbors and their children, gaining unmatched knowledge about the games your children play?

1. If you are a high school coach, you will want to know that our young will learn proper hitting mechanics long before they reach their high school years. Your presence and leadership are crucial. Please attend and allow us be a small part of that leadership.
2. If you are a youth baseball/softball coach (or volunteer), you will want to be assured that your leadership is "right on," in the progressive growth of the children in your care. Your attendance is vital.
3. If you are a parent, you must demand the very best in the mental and physical baseball/softball growth of your child. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn what parents simply do not know about hitting a baseball or softball.
4. If you are a player, high school or far younger in age, you will learn more about the art of hitting a baseball or softball, than you will learn in any one day for the rest of your life. That's a promise.

Selected by random, a number of players and their parents will be asked to participate in a series of "do's and don'ts," and the important "why's" of each presentation. Our years of experience have proven that the parents, especially the mothers, have enjoyed these moments of "hands-on" training, even more than their kids.

When you look at this batter, what do you see?

Our long-term goal? To make Shelby County the Youth Baseball/Softball Capital of Texas. Does that sound "pie-in-the-sky?" Not at all. A project of this kind could never take place in Houston, or Dallas, or Los Angeles, or Pittsburgh. Large metropolitan areas do not have ties of community involvement that are so common in smaller rural areas.

Please understand that this is not a "one-of-a-kind" effort. Our plans are to immediately set up in Center a national web-site, using Shelby County kids as examples to show other youngsters across the country what they should be learning about hitting a ball. Involving a series of about thirty totally unrelated hitting subjects, your youths will be the teachers—others will learn from them. If you miss Center's Civic center at 10am, on August 10th, you will lose out on a chance to be a part of something truly innovative in baseball and softball.

Contact Brad Taylor at 281-216-1048 for more information.