I know no one like the term MR but I'm at a loss for an better term at the moment. Sorry. Here is the situation, I coach a 4-6 year old tee ball team and this year one of my players is a little girl with Downs. I would love to make this a successful experience for all the kids but I truely lack the experience and training to run an inclusive team. I would love to hear from parents about accomodations that have been successful for your kids to participate in sports. She is not coordinated enough or athletic enough to compete with the other kids for the ball and her emotional developmental delay makes reasoning with her difficult. She is frustrated and angry (which I completly understand.) I have 9 kids on this team and not a ton of parent support so trying to tailor things for one child is a challenge. We have just finished our practices and games start this week. I am considering having an adult act as a "buddy" and fielding the ball for her and then letting her throw it. Or at least stopping hte ball for her and then protecting her from the others while she picks it up and throws it. I would like her to stay engaged but that isn't going to happen if she isn't at least sometimes successful. Any input is appriciated.