Tag Archive: dedication

Sep
26

School Comes First, Right?

School Comes First, Right? “Don’t wait for tomorrow when you can start today.” As athletes and parents we tend to get blinded by the excitement when the words “college” and “softball” are fused together on the horizon for our daughter’s future. We forget or sometimes lose the ability to find balance with our busy schedules; …

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Aug
29

The Next Level

The Next Level “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all love for what you are doing or learning to do.” Getting to the next level is not easy. It is easily said, written down, and talked about, but when your athlete actually starts gaining experience on …

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Aug
22

A Coaching Perspective

A Coaching Perspective “Be the woman who you needed as a girl.” Every child, athlete, and person has a different upbringing. We have grown up with different role models, learned different ways and styles of life, and overall we were molded into the person, student, and athlete that we are through what we were taught …

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Aug
15

I Have Nothing To Worry About

I Have Nothing To Worry About “Worrying is a misuse of your imagination.” Starting as little kids, we imagine things. Dreams, hopes, fairytales and so forth. We see everything with bright lights, happiness, and excitement. But as we get older, we suddenly learn about this sense of worry… Worrying about what could go wrong with …

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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
17

Resting Time is Valued Time

Resting Time is Valued Time “Sometimes making progress means taking rest days.” Many of us athletes, coaches, and parents push our athletes and ourselves to the limit. We keep playing, practicing, and training every single day. We take private lessons, gym sessions, and nutrition to the next level so that we take our performance in …

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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
13

Communication as a Coach

Communication as a Coach “Overthinking. The art of creating problems that aren’t even there.” Our words affect our athletes’ mindset, performance, and communicative comfort. Our words can either make or break a situation, create barriers or paths, trigger emotional states and create a lack in confidence, or change behavior patterns. As a coach, we should …

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