Baseball, Softball or Any Youth Sport - It's All About the Kids

Mike Matheny played college baseball at the University of Michigan and is now the Manager for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Frustrated by the evolving culture of youth sports he proclaimed, "The biggest problem with youth sports is the parents."  He and ESPN created a 4 minute video that I've linked to in this article summing up his philosophy for youth sports, which was aired during the 2013 little league world series.

Mike Matheny Manifesto

Quote from MikeMatheny.com, "Mike was asked to coach a youth baseball team and wrote a series of conditions he demanded before agreeing to be with the team. The document was quickly shared virally across the country, at the youth level, high school, college and beyond….and became known as the Matheny Manifesto."

I hope you take 5 minutes to read Mike's Manifesto and to give yourself some time to think about what he is saying.  His message is in line with what I've written about and will continue to champion.

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