When Baseball Becomes Life

When Baseball Becomes Life

Article and photos by Michelle Richard

As parents we promise to do anything for our children, so when our two boys showed interest in baseball we didn’t hesitate. We tried a couple different leagues and finally landed at Coral Springs American Little League at Mullins Park. My husband, Ryan, having grown up in the same neighborhood thought how cool it would be for our boys to play for their hometown and find the same pride he did playing for their city. We are both heavily involved with our boys, so Ryan has always been the team manager of our sons teams and I myself their number one fan cheering in the stands. Fast forward 3 years later and my husband is an active board member, holding the Vice President position and I am league photographer as well as helper in all aspects needed. So let’s just say, we are all in! CSA is not only a baseball league but a baseball family. Our boys, as well as ourselves have made lifelong friends here at CSA. We have received incredible coaching, learned life lessons, improved our baseball skills and have had tons of fun! Our oldest son Dominic, age 8, was able to play for the CSA select team this past spring and again put his heart into it and came out learning so much! While our youngest son Duke, age 6, is becoming a little powerhouse and enjoying the social aspect with friends while improving his baseball skills.

We are all proud to say, CSA hosted the 12U State Tournament this past summer where we had teams from across the state come and play for their chance to advance on to play in the Little League World Series. From announcing games, to merchandise sales, concession stand duties, photography and much more; everyone lent a helping hand as a community. We were honored to watch some amazing baseball come to our town and successfully pulled off a great tournament for all involved. We hope to have the privilege to do it again in the future.

So if you’re looking for a league that offers a great learning experience, a family atmosphere and an all around time check us out! If your child attends any of these schools OR you live South of Wiles Rd., CSALL is YOUR Little League: Riverside Elementary, Ramblewood Elementary, Westchester Elementary, Coral Springs Elementary, Forest Hills Elementary, James Hunt Elementary, Maplewood Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Coral Springs Charter, Saint Andrews, Coral Springs Christian, Coral Springs Middle, Ramblewood Middle, Forest Glen Middle, Sawgrass Middle, JP Taravella High, Coral Springs High, Coral Glades. REGISTRATION will be held on Nov 16th, Dec, 14th & Jan 11th from 10:00Am-1:00PM at Mullins Park, Collins Field Clubhouse.

For more information and online registration for an upcoming season, please log on to www.CSALL.com, call us at (954) 871-3997, or email us: [email protected]. Also, like us on Facebook for up to date information!