Anger Throws a Curveball by Paul Venosdel
Author Paul Venosdel has launched a new book that helps kids relate to the heated action on and off the field. Anger Throws a Curveball is a realistic fiction book that details the baseball experience of a twelve year old boy and his teammates.
Anger Throws a Curveball: A Player’s Scorebook to the little league all star tournament games is a realistic fiction book that details the baseball experience of one twelve year old boy and his teammates. Summer is the start of the Little League Baseball All Star tournament and a chance for twelve year old ball players to compete in Williamsport, Pennsylvania at the World Series.
Failing to live up to coaches and parents unrealistic performance standards can yield to anger from young ball players resulting in a release of emotions in the form of tears. There is an answer however to beating anger.
Managing 23 youth baseball teams Coach Venosdel has seen the desire kids have to please their parents, family, friends, coaches and teammates especially in Championship competition. Managing teams with players age 6 to 14 comprised of roughly 500 parents Coach Venosdel had the unique position to see the desire of loving parents who can lose a sense of reality and demand that their child perform at a major league baseball talent level.
The pressure to field every ground ball and fly ball, hit every pitch and never make an out can result in anger and hatred from the young ball player when they don’t live up to their parent’s standards.
In, Anger Throws a Curveball, Brent, the coach’s son, is his father’s best player on the 12-year-old baseball team. The team is playing for the State Championship. His team is ready.
They expect to win. But outbursts of uncontrollable anger from players, their parents, coaches, and officials threaten Brent’s enthusiasm and concentration for the big game.
Game Day comes, and Brent’s nerves and emotions are a wreck.
Then some unexpected events during the Baseball Championship event open his eyes to a score that really counts, even after the Championship game. It was a close and exciting game, but Brent is excited about an entirely different score.
You can find more about Paul’s book on Goodreads – Paul Venosdel