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Dr. Robert Ornelas Supports Loara Little League and Talks About Coaching
By: EliteTV News
Since its founding in 1939 by Carl Stotz, Little League has instilled leadership, character, courage and loyalty in all that participate, including the nearly 1.5 million adult volunteers. The Sport in America survey found that coaches are a leading positive influence on today’s youth. Respondents were asked to rate the overall influence of a variety of groups on young people. Across all major demographic groups, coaches rank as the number one positive influence on youth today.
"It is a great blessing to motivate the young people of my community. My job is to give the kids knowledge and tools to accomplish their goals. As a coach i understand that I can help improve their skills, encourage them to perform to their best ability, develop strong character, and help them gain confidence. It gives me great joy to see our first year players compete with our Allstar kids. As a member of Anaheim Hip Hop group The S.O.G. Crew (Thump Records/ Universal Music Group) we have encouraged communities across the country for close to twenty years. With so much violence that has taken place in the last few weeks here in our city it is good to see the kids of our community excited about baseball and declaring the Little League pledge," stated Ornelas. "I trust in God. I love my country. And will respect its laws. I will play fair and strive to win. But win or lose I will always do my best."
Studies of coach effectiveness training, which focuses on positive coaching, show that there are real advantages to the children involved. These studies have found that children who start their season with low self-esteem and have a trained coach show greater self-esteem at the end of the season than children who are not coached by a trained individual. Moreover, athletes who played for an untrained coach had an attrition rate of 26 percent compared to 5 percent for children coached by trained individuals. Children coached by trained individuals also reported lower anxiety levels.
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