The Red Seat
Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox have hosted a clinic for New England Babe Ruth League coaches every year since 1969. During the event, the coaches have many activities scheduled and multiple opportunities to broaden their skills. Throughout the day, these dedicated coaches meet with members of the Boston Red Sox Major League staff to receive help and advice on how to be a successful coach.
Babe Ruth League coaches deserve to have this day at Fenway Park for many reasons. Some of these include the simple fact they are truly dedicated, genuinely love baseball, and want to help younger people be successful at the game. Babe Ruth League, Inc. has often stated that “there is no one single action that can have more of a positive impact on our players than improving the quality and knowledge of our managers and coaches.”
Coaches are very influential characters in many children’s lives. It is an obvious fact that people who spend the most time with children become some of the most memorable people that they grow up to remember. Being trained to be a positive role model is much more beneficial than being an angry leader who only sees winning in their future. Parents want their children to build good character from sports, not just a good curve ball.
When it comes to good coaches and management, the Red Sox have some of the best. Why? Just look at their fan-base. Kids grow up loving the Sox because they have players who are respectable, loveable and talented. These players do not necessarily come to the Sox with this positivity already instilled in them; they gain this mindset from the knowledge their coaches provide them with. The Babe Ruth coaches are lucky to have the privilege to attend this day and learn from already very influential people. At the end of the event, the coaches are invited to attend a Red Sox game and see the club in action.
There are several Babe Ruth League graduates currently playing for the Boston Red Sox. They include Jason Bergmann, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley, Clay Bucholz, Chris Carpenter, Ryan Hanigan, Aaron Hill, Clay Mortensen, Dustin Pedroia, Rick Porcello, David Price, Robbie Ross, Anthony Vavaro, and Steven Wright.
By Fenway Park and the Sox hosting this great event, they are reaching out to the community and allowing their knowledge to be spread to everyone who wants the honor of receiving help from such a prestigious club. It is a great opportunity for the coaches to learn from the best, but also for the Sox management to learn from them as well.
This day has been successful for many years, and hopefully continues for many more in the future.
Thank You Boston Red Sox!