Almost everyone makes a goal for the new year; not many people accomplish their goal. The people who keep their goal most likely had a plan for completion. This year, I have created a goal for myself; I want to challenge myself to be the best athlete I can be. This year, I hope to improve on giving softball my all. Sometimes in softball, I don’t give 110% as I should. At practice, I tend to go through the motions. When I miss the ball at practice, I feel as if it 's not important because it 's not a game. This year, I 'm going to try to have the same mentality. My coaches always tell me practice like you’re in a game, that way it comes natural. One of my other weaknesses is being lazy. I tend to make excuses for myself. I like to stay on the couch and do nothing, when I knew I should be working. In softball, Our coaches tell us to put in extra work; the extra work helps become a better player. All the extra things I do help me out in the future. Another weakness I have is having a bad attitude. When I miss a ball in the game, I tend to dwell on it instead of moving …show more content…
I have a plan to become a better athlete. Part of my softball practice each week, is going to EM Speed and Power; we participate once a week. My plan this year is to go twice a week instead; all I have to do is make time in my schedule. I will try to do an hour of batting cages and an hour of conditioning at EM. Besides EM, I wont to practice on my own. I can ask my mom or dad to take me to the field that way I can work on my mechanics. Asking my dad to hit ground balls to me will help me to become a better infielder. Playing catch, will also strengthen my arm and help me with the throw from second to first, or from shortstop to first. Part of my success, I owe to my batting and fielding coach, Danielle. She provides her knowledge of softball to make me a better player. This year, I want to ask more questions during my lessons and challenge myself more. I hope this year, I will become a strong
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During my senior year of high school, part of my management role was to run drills with the varsity team as well as the younger teams. I loved being able to help the players better themselves, motivate them when they were down, and cheer them on when they succeeded. Softball also influenced me in wanting to one day have my own team to coach, and even encourage my own future children to play the sport. So, they too can have dreams to chase, and one day have a “voice [that] will never cease to narrate/ The bittersweet scenarios of heroism”
For the last eight years, softball has shaped my life and taught me many things about leadership, sportsmanship, and how to work as a team. Softball has always made me happy, it’s not just the sport that makes me happy, but it’s the place that I get to go and the people that I get to play it with. Every time I’m on the field or in the cages I feel the most content. The softball field and cages are my sanctuary.
You can play softball just about anywhere. If someone is at a cookout and very bored, then you could get a glove and a ball and pass. Throwing the ball is one of the most important motions you do in softball, so it’s good to practice every chance you get. Softball can help you get stronger and it can build up endurance by running. It’s a sport with a great history, so your parents and grandparents and so on, could have played softball or baseball.
But my course in life has switched courses. Along the way, I dropped off the other sports and continued on with America’s Favorite Past time: Baseball. Since my size dictated my playing time, according to the coaches, it affected my devotion to the game because it is heartbreaking to be told you cannot do something. Over that period of time I realized how influential coaches are to their player, so I decided to become a coach to instill the never quit attitude in younger player’s minds. I have been coaching with Boca Raton Little League Baseball since my sophomore year, teaching the fundamental skills of baseball
My main goal is to not let myself down, to not look back and think what more I could of done to make myself better, whether that 's waking up earlier, staying later at practice, taking a couple extra reps just to put myself right over the edge of average. Anyone can be average and live with it, but nobody remembers average, I want people to
All my life, I have seen the game of softball as an opportunity to improve my life. Whether it be on or off the field, softball has taught me life skills certain people can only imagine learning. As a sassy 6 year old playing Tee-ball, I can remember giving attitude to other teams since we were losing. My coaches scolded us for unpleasant attitudes regarding losing. It bothered me that others were winning.
I play softball because of the love I have for the game, and because of the feeling that takes my breath away every time I step onto the field. The softball field at Glendale Community College is now my new home for the next two years. Hearing your name being called and lining up alongside the first base line with your teammates before the game makes you feel worthy and excited to play such an amazing sport. As we gather in a tight circle just before we rush to our positions,
Baseball is considered by many to be America’s favorite pastime. Softball in many aspects is similar to baseball but in reality it is harder to play. This can be shown in all aspects of the game from hitting to pitching to fielding to catching. One major aspect where the difference is obvious is hitting. It has been scientifically proven that a 95 mph fastball generates 2411 lbs of force as it crosses the plate and a softball thrown at 65mph generates even more according to youtube.com.
I told my mom, “ I’m horrible at this game, I get so close everytime and I just can’t hit a ball over the fence.” She replied with the, Field of Dreams, quote “Build it and they will come.” What she was meaning by that was keep working and doing what I’m doing right now
One night at baseball practice, competition elevated my level of play to where it needed to be. That night, for the most part had not been my night. I had been missing routine ground balls and throwing the ball off target constantly. It felt like I could do nothing right, until coach called for a fielding contest. Even though I had been struggling, now that every play mattered I hit my stride.
What is a querencia? A querencia is not just a place your parents drag you against your will. Querencia our supposed to be the place where you go to detox, so you can get away it’s like a second home. Querencia our supposed to be place your comfortable at a place where you go to have fun or just get away. A place where you desire to go a place you're at your best when you go there.
It will be a long road to becoming a professional player, but I will be ready for any roadblocks that come my way. The one thing that I need to do to become a better baseball player is to practice. I will need to put time and effort into becoming the best player I can be. Another thing I will have to do is go to the gym and workout. To get strong I will have to work out so I can hit when I play.
Over the years I’ve gotten stronger, faster, and overall better at softball. Four years into it and I have some great and some painful stories. I’ve learned many things about softball, but one that has stuck out to me and that also applies to life is that it can be fun.