Saturday, March 14, 2009

Double Whammy

My child suffered duel disappointment today. First of all, despite protestations from many coaches, our local rec league refused to let him, and several other boys, into coach pitch even though they have already played two years of tee ball. He shed some major tears when he found that out this morning.

You see, they have this whacky rule that you have to be 8 years old before May 1 to play coach pitch. TB's birthday is June 7. Seems odd to have the cutoff date right in the middle of the baseball season. Basically what this does is send most second graders to coach pitch, but force a small number of them to remain in tee ball for a third year despite their skill level. Seems to me they ought to operate on a maximum age, not a minimum age.

Well, you can't win them all. He wins on the summer swim season, though, because the age groups are determined by their age as of June 1.

Second whammy of the day was that I had been planning to take him skiing tomorrow but the weather is looking prohibitive. I'd say rain all night and an 80% chance of showers tomorrow promises some lousy ski conditions. Maybe we will squeeze a day in next week.

1 comment:

Kate said...

those rec rules tick me off--sophie was crushed when she couldn't play soccer with her friends. I am not even going to bother with t-ball for jack. He is playing lacrosse with the more reasonable RVLA.
I have written letters of complaint and letters of suggestion to the rec league and no one replies. Why the arbitrary cut off? Why can't kids play with their peers? Why are there such jerks running the show?