Hi Cardinal families,
What a game yesterday! Our players deserve a lot of praise for their enthusiasm, their hustle, and their willingness to try new things. We were excited that all of them chose to try to hit some pitches despite having never even practiced it before. I especially loved seeing how well they respond to coaching. Each player we asked to make an adjustment immediately reacted on the next play. I hope that they are all excited to get back out there!
Star of the Game:
Each week, I plan to spotlight one or two players for their outstanding contributions to the game. There were so many candidates, but this week's Star of the Game goes to (drum roll) . . . Audrey! Audrey showed incredible awareness in the field and made several putouts at first base. (Apologies to all the stunned Bruins players she kept off the bases). She added some solid hitting as our lone lefty in the lineup. Most importantly, at the end of the game, she just wanted to keep playing. We love to see that attitude! Virtual high-five, Audrey!
Practice this week:
The early forecast for Thursday looks good - here's hoping it stays that way. This Thursday, we will actually be sharing our practice field (Emerson playground) with a grade 3/4 game that had to be relocated due to a field conflict. We will stay in the outfield away from the action and work on some basic skills - catching, throwing, fielding, and hitting. You may notice that on the official schedule, our practice is listed as being only 15 minutes long (5:30-5:45). That's because the system won't let us officially schedule two events in the same location at the same time. We will still plan to practice until 6:30, with some breaks to watch what the game looks like at the next level.
A heads-up about parking at Emerson: There is a lot, but we are only allowed to park in the front part of it. There are signs and a speed bump marking off the back section, which is reserved for residents. If our section of the lot fills up, please try to find a spot on the street, because NGS wants to be a good neighbor :-)
Have a great week, and we’ll see you on Thursday!