Rejection can be difficult, in any form and for anyone regardless of age. But it can be especially disheartening for kids. Summer time is arguably the funnest time to be a kid there's no school, you can sleep in and for many kids you can spend your nights at the ballpark playing a game you love.
Little league is generally a come one come all, open door policy but there are tournament teams that will hold tryouts and "weed" out the "weaker or less talented players"
That can be hard for kids especially when you're only 9 or 10 years old. But for one little league player he took the rejection and turned it into a fiery determination and a never say never attitude.
He did that 4 times to be exact. Being cut from his local all-star team four years in a row (ages 8-11) but he never let that slow him down. In his fifth year of trying out he made the team and if that's not inspiring enough what he does next is even more so.
He emailed the director of the league to show his gratitude.
If only more pro athletes acted like this kid, maybe they would deserve that pedestal we put them on all too often.
Way to go kid!