A Season To Remember

As many of you already know, my son plays baseball. This fall he played for the MYAS (Minnesota Youth Athletic Services,)  him and his team represented our town. Jason, my husband, coached. He had four 11 year olds, and the rest were 9 and 10. Because he had those 11 year olds, they had to play in the 11-year-old bracket. There were 8 teams in our section, with the other 7 teams being all 11 year olds.

From the first practice to the last game, the boys made an incredible improvement, in skills and in confidence. They started out as 10 individuals, and ended up as a team. There were tears, sweat, love and pride poured into those fields, every Sunday. They struggled, they lost their cool at times, they fought like brothers, and in the end the played like brothers.

This past Sunday were our last two games. For the last 5 weeks, they fought their way to the top. Each week, surpassing another team. Each week, gaining more knowledge and love for the game. It all came down to two games, they had to win to place in the top 3.

THEY DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I am proud to announce that Buffalo placed 2nd in the MYAS 11U section 3 bracket!! We couldn’t be more proud of these boys. And I couldn’t be more proud of my husband. Congratulations to the Buffalo Bison on not only a winning season, but a fun and unforgettable time!

One more time….Gooooo BISON!

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14 Responses to A Season To Remember

  1. Jenny says:

    Congrats to Bailey & his team! That’ll be something he’ll never forget. Amazing memories & friends…. and congrats to the great coach too. Now it’s your time to relax huh? No more games to go running to!

    • Nikki says:

      This week has been very nice, no rushing out the door at 5, and getting home at 8! One week off, then it’s to the high school 3 times a week for training, and whiffle ball for the boys! And that means I get to run on the track, and lose these last 10 lbs that have been holding on to my hips!

  2. SKL says:

    Great job, everyone! I can imagine how proud you feel of your husband and son.

    • Nikki says:

      Thanks…It’s heart warming, as Joy described, to watch Jason with these boys. He genuinely loves it, and them. And Bailey, well, he’s still sitting on top of cloud 9!

  3. Joy says:

    I’m so happy you guys had this experience. It’s been so good for you all. I’m so proud of Jason and what he’s become with these boys. I could see his love for them on Sunday. The way they responded to him warmed my heart.

    You’re making very good memories for Bailey. I’ll never forget our baseball days or any of the things we did with the kids when they were young.

    • Nikki says:

      It’s been the best time of our lives, so far! I can hardly wait for summer ball to start! 🙂 You really do end up loving these boys. They all have such different, wonderful personalities. Not only that, but Jason and I have met some really great people, that we now call friends!

  4. starlaschat says:

    Congratulations! How fantastic I’m so glad all of you did so well and had such a good Season. What a good learning experince as well. Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  5. mssc54 says:

    What an awesome accomplishment! Most people will never realize the personal sacrifices (time, money, etc.) that successful youth sports coaches make. It takes a determined and competely dedicated individual to pull off something like this. Those of us who have done this know that it is impossible to do unless you have the complete support of your wife!

    I know that Jason and the boys were out in the “spotlight” but don’t sell yourself short either. Making sure everyone stays on schedule, uniforms are done, equipment isn’t misplaced, food, drinks, refereeing potential disagreements, getting other parents involved… that’s a big part of the team effort too.

    Congratulations to EVERYONE INVOLVED!!!

    • Joy says:

      I agree Nikki. This was thanks to you as well.

    • Nikki says:

      Thank you!!! Being a team mom is fun, but it is work. I love every second, and the pay off is far beyond anyones imagination. The smiles, and pure self gratification on their faces is priceless to me. I clap and cheer as hard and loud as I possibly can. I’m surprised I never lost my voice at times! Thanks for the kind words, that means a lot. 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    Way to go, everyone! Great job, boys, and nice job, supporting moms and dads! We’re not a baseball family – it appears that we just might be becoming a Tae Kwon Do family, and certainly a scouting family – but I know the effort that’s put in by all involved. That it’s NOT just about the kid, it’s about the team.

    Congrats all the way around. Now get some rest, woman!!!

  7. Sue says:

    That’s awesome! Way to go every one of you guys for all the hard work and dedication put into this short season; it paid off!!!

  8. lucy says:

    YAY!! CONGRATS!! That is awesome.

  9. Joy says:

    That “boy” in the upper right hand corner in black looks like the happiest “kid” there.

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