I asked him what I need to do to get better. His response was simple but set the tone for my new mindset for the rest of my baseball career. He told me that all I had to do to get better at baseball was “work hard”. With this new thought in my head I went to practice with one goal in my head, to “work hard”. At times during those that first month of practice, I started to lose sight of this new vision my dad had given me, but was refreshed fully when I started to notice changes in my baseball skills.
I was inspired by this story, and I promised myself that my practices will be of high quality and quantity. Several months later, I decided to audition for the Legion baseball team. My father and I wished to be certain I made the team, so we practiced harder and more often than before the school baseball tryouts. When the time came, I performed. The extra practice was effective; I was accepted to the team.
I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year. Softball is a big part of my life and who I am, but should I have to be as dedicated as my coaches make me be? I am a freshmen at American River this year I am attending school and playing softball. When I decided to play softball I new it was going to be a lot of time and hard work. But what I did not realize was all of the things I was going to give up.
I feel very admirable when I make a good defensive play to help the team win. There is a saying in softball it’s that “however hard you work in practice is what is shown on game day”. When game day comes I know I’ll do just dandy if I did fine in
“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday 's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That 's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that 's the way baseball is”(Bob Feller). People in America besides the food, the jobs, and the freedom love and enjoy Americas sports. While a great many of people see football as “America 's game”, baseball has been “America 's game” for over a generation.
This fun experience recently was moments I will never forget. I loved how I could be in charge of the situation and teach them how to work their fundamentals into the game. Independence was definitely shown throughout the few games I attended as a ´´coach´´. I had to make sure the right player was up to bat at the right time or some things would have got confusing. Responsibility was a must and I think I executed the situation very well.
Those two hours with the other girls make softball so much more enjoyable because they love the game as much as I do and it is truly amazing how sports brings people together. People think sports are just sports, but in reality to athletes it’s an escape from life, it’s our second family, and most important we feel like we belong there. Sports make you feel like your apart of something bigger than a team. Softball has been my second family and I have made so many amazing friendships that might last for the rest of life and even if they don’t, I will never forget all my friends or the memories that I have playing ball with
Every friendship and life lesson learned has happened by playing the sport that I love so much. From little league to college, baseball has taught me more than being an athlete. It has taught me how to work hard, and be passionate about what you love because it doesn’t last forever. Never take something you love for granted because it can be gone in the blink of an eye. Trust me, I’ve learned a few things over the
It should be noted that not all players have this sort of exit velocity power, and that weather conditions can also play a huge role in the success of home run hits. The information pertaining to launch angle in terms of baseball players provided by the MLB still rings true for softball players as the core concept is still the same. Where the two sports differ is in terms of exit velocity. While a baseball player needs a 98 mph exit velocity in order to knock a ball out of
Although, college athletes play sports I understand that school is important,and you have to have good grades to be able to participate in your extra curricular activity. College students get a high GPA and everything to be able to get into the school they want whereas student athletes don’t have to work as hard. While college sports play a valuable role on university
Final 3 review with John My father was less worried about my dreams when he decided to walk out of my life to concentrate on his issues. I was only nine years old with great interests in baseball that needed his encouragement and guidance during my training. I communicated to my mother, my desire to pitch and that I would never be good because I needed my father to teach me. That day I learned one of the most valuable things in my life she told me to never take the easy way out and blame someone else for not accomplishing your dreams. She told me to achieve a goal you must develop a plan.
Jeter made a promise to Baseball as a young kid that he would play till the day he died. But, as Jeter got older he wasn’t as fun anymore. He became more serious and wanted to win Jeter wanted to be the best. He would spend days practicing to become the best. He would spend days practicing to become the best.