Spoke to a D1 College Coach today about one of our guys. Only 3 questions.
1. What are his grades like?
2. How does he act at practice?
3. What are his mom and dad like?
If you don't think these things matter you are crazy!
Not a single question about baseball, data. etc.
“Attack” be the aggressor. Make every available hustle play. Effort is the most important contribution you can make to your team.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. JOe DiMaggio
Make It count.
“Always play hard and lead by example.”
Competing in sports has taught me that if I’m not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
Stop Wishing For It.
Start Working For It.
The word “disciple” means to train or to teach and is the root word for “discipline”. The goal of any disciplinary action is not to punish but to correct and change a behavior. When a athlete refuses to accept the option to change it results in levels of consequences which can eventually become, “you can no longer be part of the team”.
As much as possible, eliminate the emotion from conversations, confrontation and decisions and approach each situation with calm truth… “I am for you, we can work on this together but I will hold you accountable”.
Its not the team with the best player that wins. Its the players with the best team that wins!!!
He Who Does Not Run To His Position, Will Soon Have No Position To Run To.