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Play Ball!


Hey all my Nashville friends! For the past 3 years, jester 1 has been a part of a FREE baseball clinic hosted by the Nashville Sounds. Where he learns about catching, batting, throwing and other baseball must-knows. It’s a fun, inspiring and active day  for all who participate.

It is for boys and girls between the ages of 6-14.

There are two days that you can choose to attend.

June 15 and June 16. The clinic will run from 9:00-12:00. With a snack provided at the end. In previous years, you are also given tickets to that evenings baseball game!

To register, go to the Chevy Youth Sports website.

  • choose Nashville as your market
  • enter playbill for the password

Spaces are running out, so sign your boy or girl up now!

If you are in another city, look under the market listings and see if your city is participating in hosting a free baseball clinic as well! 

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Free Baseball Clinic

Sign up for a FREE baseball clinic with the Nashville Sounds on June 24 or June 25.

Jester 1 participated in this last year and had so much fun! Some of the Nashville Sounds players will divide the kids and have different stations set up with teachings of throwing, batting and catching. Then they will rotate, so that each child will get a turn at each station.

He also received a tee shirt and free lunch after the clinic. Some of the players stayed and gave out autographs as well.

Here is the information to sign up your child:

  1. Go to www.ChevyYouthSports.com/rsvp
  2. Click on “Nashville” in the “Select Market” drop down menu
  3. Enter the password “playball” (all lowercase, no spaces) and click continue
  4. Click on the clinic date you wish to attend
  5. Complete the registration information and don’t forget to download the waiver (in the yellow box). Each child must have a completed waiver to participate!
  6. Click “submit form” at the end of the page and registration is now complete!

 

Clinic Options:

 

Location:

Greer Stadium
534 Chestnut St.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

Friday, June 24

Check-In:8AM – 8:45AM

Clinic: 9AM – 12PM

Lunch: 12PM

 

Saturday, June 25

Check-In: 8AM – 8:45AM

Clinic: 9AM – 12PM

Lunch: 12PM

 

 

If you do not live in Nashville, it looks like you can select your “market city” and also sign up.

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The Boy in Me

Having three older brothers, the main sports that were played and always on our television set, were football, basketball and baseball. I pretty much grew up on the ball field, between all the practices and games my mom brought me to! I truly have a love for each of those sports. But, my love goes a little bit deeper for baseball. {so excited that MLB has started! Love me the Rockies and Tigers!}

So, of course, I was a tomboy.

I started to play baseball when I was 5. T-Ball. I was the only girl on the team. I loved playing. I remember standing at home plate, situating my stance, and so ready to hit that ball over the fence. I was determined! I never did. Even as I got older and playing on Little League teams, still the only girl on the team, I never hit it over the fence.

When I was 9, I switched over to playing on a girls’ softball team. I played for a couple of summers. Really enjoyed playing. I still played softball on and off through company leagues and church leagues.

In the 5th and 6th grade our elementary school formed a girls basketball team. I was super excited to be playing. I admit, I am a bit competitive, therefore, sometimes I was not so nice on the court. But, still had such a fun time playing!

Throughout junior high and high school, I dedicated my time to music, drama and cheerleading. And cheerleading is a sport. You put just as much blood, sweat and tears into it as much as any other sport!

It’s funny to me, now that I have a girl, that I never push her to be involved in sports. But, she has informed that she does want to be a cheerleader. Soon after her, came three little boys (3 jesters). So, maybe most of the sport playing will be all on them. We all enjoy going outside and playing basketball, hit the baseball around, and toss the football back and forth to each other. I absolutely love playing with them outside!

Jester 1 is playing baseball this season. Not to brag, but, he is a natural at the sport. And yes, I am that mom, who will be yelling from the bleachers…to cheer them on of course!

What sports did you play? Were you a tomboy?

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