Tag Archive: being a softball coach

Aug
08

I AM CAPABLE OF GREATNESS

I AM CAPABLE OF GREATNESS “Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is only for the chosen few-for the superstars. The truth is greatness is for us all. This is not about lowering expectations; it’s about raising them for every last one of us. Greatness is not in one special place, and it’s not in …

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Jul
31

Wanting and Doing the Best for your Athletes

Wanting and Doing the Best for your Athletes “The greatest success we’ll know is helping others succeed and grow.” Coaching is not always easy, sometimes it can be extremely difficult, but as a coach it is our responsibility to do our absolute best to prepare our athletes for each at-bat, situation, pitch, game, tournament, and …

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Jul
25

The Heart of a Champion

The Heart of a Champion  “Never underestimate the heart of a champion.” Champions are not just made in the gym, on the field, or in the classroom. A champion comes from within. It is a part of your heart that cannot be simply defined. It is a part of the heart that holds a deep …

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Jul
05

The Value of Fitnesss and Health

The Value of Fitness and Health Everyone tends to jump onto the latest fitness fads or they try to do what their favorite athletes, celebrities, trainers, magazine, or website says which doesn’t always hold validity and isn’t necessarily the best choice for every single person. We are all different! As parents and coaches of young …

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Jun
27

Complain As Much As You Want…

Complain As Much As You Want… “Be stronger than your strongest excuse.” Excuses, drama, lack of respect, crossing boundaries, responsibility, and honesty are just a few of the core areas we lack in sports due to many situations and differences in personalities, beliefs, and values. We have parents and players who complain, whine, yell, create …

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Jun
21

Reset the Mindset

Reset the Mindset “Over thinking, the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.” Our biggest competitor is not the team on the other side of the field, but our own mind; our thoughts, emotions, and attitude. When our athletes make a mistake, many of them are so incredibly competitive that they get overly emotional. …

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May
30

Striving for Perfection

Striving for Perfection “You will never influence the world by trying to fit in.” Does your athlete strive for perfection? Are they afraid of being anything but perfect? Do they fear making mistakes? Do they worry about disappointment? Chasing perfection is a tough run. I think it is our job to help our athletes see …

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May
02

Controlling/Understanding Overwhelming Emotions

  Controlling/Understanding Overwhelming Emotions  “When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.”       As coaches and parents we tend to get worked up if our athletes aren’t succeeding or meeting the expectations we have set in our heads. We care about them …

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Apr
24

Together, Everyone Achieves More

Teamwork “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.” Teamwork isn’t easy and it is not only about the athletes on the team. There’s a vast amount of politics that goes into the sport, difference in personalities, different likes and dislikes among the team, coaches, and parents, and a …

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Mar
28

Finding the Athlete Within

Finding the Athlete Within Going the extra mile isn’t just about putting more practice time in; it is also about finding the athlete that they are as individuals. Whether it is focused on their swing, throw, fielding, pitching, catching, or their mental game, each athlete is learning more about her own skills, abilities, strengths, and …

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