I tried hitting the ball, and I struggled to put the barrel of the bat on the ball. It felt as if I was unfamiliar with knowing how to hit a baseball. I thought to myself "I've been hitting a ball with the knowledge of how to do so since I began playing baseball." That is when my teammate told me that when I was batting left-handed, I swung the bat entirely different from when I hit right-handed. That sparked a light bulb in my head on how to correct my
The pitcher throws the pitch and he doesn’t run so as soon as I received the pitch I threw it to first and he was out by 3 steps. I went on to throw two other base-runners out in the later innings and the fans were loving it along with the
My father had always motivated me to become better in sports and school, he also prepared me for college by training me. At the end of my softball team’s season, the coach of a travel team noticed my pitching skills and wanted me to join their team for a weekend tournament
They told me that it was just a bruised bone so I continued to play despite the awful pain that my foot was in. I played for about 2 weeks fighting through the pain and didn’t preform how I wanted to because I was slow and couldn’t put a lot of pressure on my foot. I was in a major slump and couldn’t buy a hit due to the pain the swinging cause me. Eventually, I finally got a hit and as I was running to first base my foot hit a hole in the ground. The basepaths were all grass and it was really choppy.
They tried to teach me how to catch and throw the ball. But I couldn’t get the hang of it, so they encouraged me to push harder. From encouraging me I grew to love the sport. My favorite part was being at shortstop, was able to tag people and strike them out. I have a pretty good throwing arm to be a girl.
For many many years I was always seen as the player the team called on to pull the team out of a rut. To make things a bit more complicated my high school coach had been my coach my entire softball career. He knew how I thought, how i played, and really molded me into the player I am today. I soon graduated from my little league summer softball to the competitive nature of highschool ball. As a freshman I knew I was going to be overlooked.
Sportsmanship from an opposing team when my baseball team loses has lifted me up even when I felt like I played my worst. Words can sometimes reinforce a person’s positivity when used in the right way. Sportsmanship from an opposing team when my baseball team loses has lifted me up even when I felt like I played my worst. The athletes who show sportsmanship to me have made a big impact on my life. If it were not for those other players showing kindness towards me and my team, I would have quit baseball after the first game I ever lost.
Let’s see, I don’t really remember my t-ball years but coach pitch I do. When I was in coach pitch it was really hard for me to adapt to someone throwing me the ball instead of it being on a t for me to hit. There was this one game, I was going up to bat and was super nervous. I set my feet like my dad showed me, and put my bat up and coach threw me the ball, and I actually hit it! Funny part is that once I hit it, I didn’t run to first base, I just stood there because I was sooo shocked!
She was reluctant at first and impossible to convince when told the price of little league fees. My mother was able to eventually scrape the money together and at last, I was signed up for my first season of baseball. Hoping to give me a tactical advantage, she placed me on a team exclusively for children under the age of eight. I was completely ignorant as to why I was so much taller than the other kids, as well as their remarks about their new teammate.
Training Lesson 1: Cooperation: I used the interpersonal skill cooperation by still participating in the basketball lesson even though I forgot my PE gear and had to wear my uniform. This helped my team use the time better as we had everyone doing the drills so we had an even number of players. It also helped us bond as a team for our first training session. Next time I will continue to cooperate with my team so that we get more training in and so we continue to bond as a team. I will do this by bringing my gear to every practice and game.