Clear Brook High School Baseball Team Gets By with a Little Help from Their Friends

Clear Brook High School Baseball Team Gets By with a Little Help from Their Friends
Posted on 04/29/2015
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April 22, 2015

Clear Brook High School Baseball Team Gets By with a Little Help from Their Friends

Most locker rooms look the same: metal lockers lining the walls, benches scattered about for seating, piles of sports equipment gathered in corners. But the locker room of the Clear Brook High School baseball team looks a bit different. Attached to the lockers are letters from some of the Wolverine’s youngest and most encouraging fans.

It all started when North Pointe Elementary asked the Clear Brook baseball team to participate in their annual Fit Night. Head Baseball Coach Gene Flores jumped at the chance to have his athletes involved. “We preach to our kids on a daily basis about being great role models for our community and strive to ingrain character, accountability and respect,” Flores said. He saw the interaction between his players and the elementary students as a way to do just that.

The event was spent making connections between current and future Wolverines. Afterwards, the elementary students wanted to show their appreciation to the players. “We received personal letters from the students who stopped at our booth to chat,” Flores said. “I can’t describe how excited that makes us feel to integrate our feeder schools with Brook activities and vice versa.”

The Wolverines had a difficult start to the 2015 baseball season, coming away with only one victory in their first weekend of competition. Coach Flores remembered the letters they received from the North Pointe Elementary students and knew exactly how to raise his players’ spirits. “I posted each letter on their baseball lockers,” Flores said. “During our team meeting, we talked about how great it feels when people look up to you.”

The students at North Pointe Elementary continue to send encouraging letters to the players and those well wishes have had quite an effect on the Wolverines. “The simple fact that they are reminded every day that they were that age at one point and that there are bigger and better things than winning every game, has changed our mentality in a very positive way when we walk out on the field,” Flores said.

Coach Flores knows that even small gestures can make a difference. “Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact on a student athlete.”

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