Report: Youth coaches wanted to hit 11-year
‘If she ends up on my team, I’ll have (the pitcher) bean her right in the ear hole and she’ll quit instantaneously.’
A man has accused two New Hampshire youth baseball coaches of conspiring to get his daughter to quit the league by hitting her in the head with a’baseball.
Dan Klein said his 11-year-old daughter, the only girl in the baseball league, said he was told about a conversation two of the league’s coaches had with each other about a plan to bean the girl during practice so she’d leave her team.
The Oyster River Youth Association director said the league was investigating the claims. Klein told the Fosters Daily Democrat‘that ‘I hope that this sort of thing doesn’t happen again, and that kids will be protected from this sort of language and be safe.’
Klein’s daughter has played baseball and T-ball since 2012, and he said there hadn’t been any intimidating incidents before. Klein also said that when she first began to play, she had multiple girl teammates, but gradually, many of them switched to softball, leaving his daughter by herself in the league.
- Date: 2018-04-15T17:19:42+00:00
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Two youth baseball coaches reportedly hatched plan to bean 11-year
The Oyster River Youth Association (ORYA) is looking into the situation after the girl’s father, Dan Klein, claimed some other coaches in the league warned him of the plan.
Klein claims two coaches discussed making one of their players hit his daughter in the head with a pitch in an attempt to get her to quit. She’s the only girl in the league.
Those comments were reportedly made during the league’s draft. Two other coaches at the draft were uncomfortable with the conversation, and relayed the information to Klein.
Klein did not recommend any specific punishment for the coaches who allegedly wanted to hit his daughter with a pitch. He stressed that he just wants to make sure the kids in the league are safe.
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