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Parent Guide

NMBA Manifesto- Parents Guide

Act right. Do what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it, the way you are supposed to do it and do it that way every time.

For us to create a thriving culture, players and parents must commit to acting right and following NMBA expectations:

Keys to building NMBA Success

1.    Commitment

2.    Accountability

3.    Ownership

4.    Being involved as a part of the Nanaimo community

5.    Allow us as parents to become positive participants in our children's success

The concept to remember is that this experience is ALL ABOUT THE KIDS. 

The primary goals of NMBA are as follows:

1.    For coaches to teach these young men/women how to play the game of baseball the right way

2.    To make a positive impact on them as young men/women

3.    Do all of this with respect

We may not win every game, but we will be the classiest coaches, the hardest working players, and the most respectful parents in every game we play. The kids are going to play with respect for their teammates, their opposition and the umpires.

We believe the most critical role of parents is to be a silent source of support and encouragement to our kids. There was a study in which college and professional athletes were asked the question What was your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports. Their overwhelming response was: The ride home from games with my parents. 

Those same athletes were asked what their parents said that made them feel great, that amplified their joy during and after a ball game. Their overwhelming response was: I love to watch you play. Our kids need to hear more of that from us.

It has been historically acceptable for parents to support their children with loud cheering during ball games. Though the intentions are usually good, what underlying messages are being sent to players, umpires, and coaches when they hear comments like the following from parents and other spectators of the game:

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