It was awesome! I know it was long day for the guys, but the format worked out great for the teams. I got 100% positive comments back from several coaches that this was really helpful for them and the kids, which was the intent. I had Todd and Tim for my session and I can tell you it was the best practice I have had with my team all year. The kids really look up to these guys, so they were attentitve for the entire 90 minutes. I told my coaches I learned at least three new things myself. Both Todd and Tim brokedown the skills drills to really simple techniques. That was really impressive.
I don't know how you screen for these coaches, but what ever criteria you are using it really works. There was a definite sense on the field that we had some of the best coaching available anywhere, and it did create a buzz. I had a few parents say to me that if they had know it was "going to be like this" they would have stayed for the practices as well.
I have a board meeting tonight so I will give you more formal feedback tommorrow when the comissioners report in about the sessions. Our treasurer is also back (from spring break) and I have asked him to send a check for the full amount of the invoice asap. So he should have that out today. Also I will send you another email tomorrow about next Sunday's game plan as far as teams and fields. I am being called out of town but will have another person help the guys.
Please extend my personal thanks to all 4 guys. We are very grateful for their time and willingness to share experiences with our kids and our coaches. They were outstanding instructors and really outstanding people too. Thanks again.
Saratoga Little League