Dad With Cerebral Palsy Becomes T-Ball Coach

Whitney Bailey
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Whitney Bailey

Glenn Moscoso’s bucket list for life changed when he became a father. Glenn has cerebral palsy. He states that fatherhood has pushed him out of his comfort zone and helped him gain confidence.

“My bucket list changed when my son was born and I built up the skills and confidence for this fatherhood gig.”

Glenn giving players high fives as they line up with helmets on

With his newfound confidence, Glenn became the head coach of his son’s T-ball team. He admits he was a little hesitant when responding to the mass email from the sports association asking for volunteers. Glenn responded to the email expressing his interest in the position and stating that he used a wheelchair for mobility. To Glenn’s surprise, he received a response back stating he was the new coach for the team!

Glenn states that at the beginning he could sense the fellow parent’s apprehensions about himself being the head coach of the team. So, after talking to the assistant coaches, Glenn decided to send an email to all of his player's parents addressing the ‘elephant in the room’.

Glenn had a twenty-minute question and answer session for the players and parents at the next practice following his email. He says the kids were more interested in the capabilities of his wheelchair rather than his disability, and the parents did not seem to have any questions.

Glenn has two assistant coaches that take care of all of the physical aspects of coaching. Glenn comes up with the t-ball drills and how the practice will run. “While they are doing the drills I’m rolling around pointing things out that they may not have seen or caught on to.  I also encourage the boys and call them out when they goof off or try slide by,” says Glenn.

Glenn communicates with the parents and handles all of the administrative tasks that come with being the Head Coach of the team.

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