Teamwork, perseverance and effort all add up to success.
That was the message delivered last Saturday as South Pasadena High baseball coach Jaime Garcia and his players conducted a skills clinic for a group of Little League players from the city.
Players, ranging in age from 5-13 years old, were taught proper batting techniques, pitching motions, catching and fielding from members of Garcia’s squad.
“Today is about having fun and creating interest in baseball for these young kids,” he said. “Baseball is a game that really prepares you for life. You learn how to play as a team and sometimes lose as a team, but you quickly understand that there is no success without teamwork, perseverance, and effort.”
Garcia explained his players do their best and strive to get better each and every day. “We want to pass on that message and also help them get better,” he said.
The high school baseball program and South Pasadena Little League have created a connection that Garcia hopes will grow stronger going forward. Both organizations are invested in cultivating talented players through the ranks.
“Someday many of these young Little League players will be playing here at South Pasadena High School,” explained the Tigers’ coach. “After all, nearly every player I have from our freshman to our varsity team has played for SPLL.”
Garcia’s is about to conclude his second season at the helm as he looks to build a strong program in the future at South Pasadena High.