WATCH: Little League coach’s inspiring pep talk brings his team to tears

“It was Henry Ford who said, “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.”

An inspiring video making its way around the internet shows this to be true.

As TheBlaze reports, a Little League team from Cumberland, Rhode Island suffered a tough loss on Monday to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West in the Little League World Series. After mounting a five run comeback in the third inning, the team was unable to score again. They lost 7-6 and were eliminated from the tournament.

Following their loss, the clearly dejected Cumberland players surrounded their coach, Dave Belisle, in the outfield, and what they heard next moved many of the young men to tears.

“Heads up high. Heads up high,” Belisle’s speech began.

The veteran coach proceeded to deliver eloquent words of love, dedication, and pride – a message all of us could use a little more of.

“Listen, the only reason why I’ll probably end up shedding a tear is because this is the last time I’m going to end up coaching you guys. But I’m going to bring back with me… something that no other team can provide but you guys, and that’s pride,” he said. “You’re going to take back for the rest of your life what you provided for a town in Cumberland. You had the whole place jumpin’. Right? You had the whole state jumpin’. You had New England jumpin’. You had ESPN jumpin’. Ok?

  • Rob

    That was absolutely freaking AWESOME!!!!

  • Gen.Patton

    How about using a video format compatible with Android?

    • WillyPiam

      And iPhone

  • Yo Mamma

    My guess is that Henry Ford needed to be an Anti-Semite for at least a few years to, as you say experience “a series of experiences”

    He was a Jew Ha-ter

    No different to todays Muslim Ha-ters

    Good one on this coach – Those kids will remember his good will

    • WillyPiam

      Way to highjack a comment section about a coaches post game talk with your political rant.

      • Yo Mamma

        Henry Ford has nothing to do with coaches dull boy Willy

        Go be a bad boy someplace else

  • Elsie

    Now that’s a coach.

  • Anthony Stephens

    We need more MEN like this in America! What a great inspiration to the youth.

    • Yo Mamma

      Or maybe American women are so tired of being bossed around and used as se-x s-laves, the better scenario would be to have good men AND appreciative women

      • Micah Lindstrom

        So you agree with Anthony? You want to add something to his statement? If you’re the kind of woman that you want to add to great examples of men like Dave Belisle, I hope it never comes to pass. It’s those who do good and live the example that deserve the praise and create waves in the world. Commentators from the sidelines, like you, will always fade away.

        Say something good or don’t say it at all.

        • Anthony Stephens

          Thank you Micah. I come on these boards to relate to those with common sense. Man or Woman, Left or Right. Lets just come together and be better humans!

      • Anthony Stephens

        This is the most obsurd comment I could have ever imagined! Women are sex slaves? Really? So, I’m guessing Hillary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Oprah and every other woman who’s ever held a position of power must hate their jobs because…they’re women?
        It’s this mindless, ignorant statements like what “Yo Mamma” posted that cause such division and angst in America. Black vs. White, Men vs. Women, Old vs. Young. Let’s just be better people, take care of our families, take care of our communities, and mind our own business!

        • CrazyEddy

          Thank you Anthony for your reasoned and intelligent comments. I look forward to reading more in the future.

    • 18Echo

      Yes we do. I’m a guy and that made my eye’s sweat. He loves those kids and they love him. You couldn’t write a better ending if it was a movie.

  • It 2 it 567

    QUITE ENOUGH of media driven ‘sports culture’.

    QUITE ENOUGH of 90’s show ‘normalcy’.

    LOOK in ANY direction.

    WE are being ‘DISS—Troyed’.

  • landofaahs

    And children, you’re going to need that pride to survive what Obama and the democrats and liberal republicans have done to this country. Sadly it will be up to you to right the ship of state because most of your parents are ignorant, short sighted, self serving people who only want the system to last until they are gone.

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  • DownZero

    What a great time this season must have been for Coach Dave!

  • John Cole

    This is a teacher and leader of men!

  • Patty Rykhus


  • bluzrider

    This is what a coach is supposed to do, teach, this is what it used to be like before the liberals hi-jacked our country.

    Yea, it hurt to lose, but they did not lose their faith in each other, they held firm to what they believed and to the values, morals, and principals to which they stand for.

    Great job coach Dave.

    This should be shown on every media outlet there is, but fat chance of that happening, Because the losers did not get a trophy, but they got something more presiuos, a lesson they will take to the grave with them, and that is more important than any trophy.

    Long live the American dream, and death to those who want to destroy it.

  • not a liberal

    Wonderful to see a coach with true character. These young men have just had a wonderful character building experience that will affect their entire lives. This is why sports (a physical education that puts back the structured phys ed of the 1960’s) are such a building block to teaching our children very valuable life lessons.

  • KC

    God bless this man … What a Leader! Reminded me of my little league team 41 years ago.

  • tonethebone

    That is how you coach kids

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