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Sandlot Day™The goal of Sandlot Day 2013™ is to give young ballplayers in organized leagues the gift of pickup baseball that their coaches and parents experienced. From this one day they'll get personal memories that last a lifetime, a sense of ownership of the game, an ability to organize themselves, and so much more.
Most of our children's playtime is organized. When a sport can offer its players a gift like Sandlot Day, it tells the players you trust them in control of the game, and it ultimately increases their passion for the game.
As coaches, you know this day is about something bigger than baseball. At first, the value of Sandlot Day may not be clear to parents. After all, they have come to expect organized games with uniforms, umpires, coaches instructing and parents cheering. But you know that to keep kids playing baseball longer they need a passion for the game.
A large part of the passion for baseball can be found in the historic roots of what occurs when playing in small games in the sandlot, playground, or backyard. Through Sandlot Day, baseball has a great opportunity give just one day back to the origins of the game.
The State University of New York's Youth Sports Institute will assist any organized youth baseball program wishing to establish one day out of each season to be called 'Sandlot Day'.
Click for more information on how the SUNY Youth Sports Institute will help promote your local Sandlot Day 2013™.
Would you like to bring 'Sandlot Day' to your league? Click HERE or call us at (877) 828-8811.