It has taught me countless things including determination, respect, and teamwork. These skills I have learned won’t just benefit me on the baseball diamond, but it will help me through every aspect of life. First, baseball is a game of failure. To be considered a good hitter you usually have a batting average of three hundred. What this means is
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
Most people get confidence and cockiness confused. Confidence is when a person believes they will accomplish their goal. Cockiness is when a person is gloating about what they have accomplished. When a pitcher has no confidence, they are mentally weak. Pitchers who are mentally weak are beaten before the game starts.
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
As I became more interested in both of the sports, I would always want to play, didn’t matter what time of day, the weather conditions, whether or not I had anybody to play with. As time went by and soccer became more and more competitive, I fell in love with the sport; the grass, the runs, the adrenaline rushing through my little body, the goal scoring, the aggressiveness, everything. Softball was always my secondary sport, when I had soccer and softball at the same time, I’d skip softball for soccer. My softball coach would always get mad and make me play outfield and/or make me be later in the batting lineup. He would always
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
Lou Gehrig once said, “I love to win; but I love to lose almost as much. I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat.” Lou gehrig was not a speech giver, he was a top class athlete that was not afraid of defeat. He used defeat to his advantage instead of mourning over it. He was not a speech giver or speech writer but he was almost as good at it as he was good at baseball. The speech he delivered to a sold out Yankees Stadium full of fans for his farewell was one of the best short speeches ever given in my opinion.
Responsibility Softball, it takes skill, talent, and confidence, but a player also needs to be responsible. She must take advantages, manage every lesson, practice, and homework sheet, and make wise choices. Softball comes with a lot of work, and with that comes responsibility. On defense and offense, the opposing team is going to make mistakes, they are not perfect. Though they are not perfect, they can still win the game if the other team does not take control.
It started first as not being able to get a hit, then progressed to striking out in almost every at bat. As days turned into weeks I tried harder and harder not to fail, only resulting in more failure and this seemingly never ending cycle of failure on the field eventually started affecting my life off the field.
I love playing sports , hanging out with friends , and spending time with family . Sports has given me things to focus on rather than school . Such as baseball , baseball is my main sport , I love playing baseball because it keeps me fit and I like being apart of a team . I also play football , basketball , and deck hockey . I don't really play these sports with a team , instead I play with