You could say Steve Lind grew up with baseball running through his veins.
As a young boy, he watched his father Jack go through the ups and downs of a baseball career as a player, coach and player developer. In addition to spending First Grade in Japan while his dad played for the Tokyo Giants, Steve spent summers as a bat boy for minor league teams associated with the Cincinnati Reds and other farm teams across the country. When Steve was eligible for Little League Baseball, he began playing and didn’t stop playing baseball until he graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 1995.
Most recently, Steve has had the opportunity to explore another facet of the game as a coach. Managing players has rounded out his love for the game as he watched kids improve not just as players but as people too. He is the head coach at Pacific Lutheran High School in Torrance and coaches for the Beach Cities Baseball Academy in El Segundo.
“Playing baseball requires teamwork and high strategy. When kids develop as ball players, they soon learn playing baseball on a team gives them experience beneficial to other areas of life such as school, citizenship and business.”
This summer, the Sharefest Youth Development Academy is pleased to offer a baseball clinic under Steve Lind’s leadership. Players will learn baseball basics such as throwing, catching, running and hitting. They will be challenged physically, mentally and as a team to push hard to accomplish much on the field and off the field.
The kids at the Youth Development Academy have a lot of pressure coming at them from different places. Teaching them to engage physically in something beneficial for the bodies as well as with other people will help process their energy the way most young people should. Taking a bat to a ball and seeing what you can accomplish with the help of a team can be crucial in the shaping of one’s character.