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We will be hitting, pitching and conditioning at our indoor facility starting in January and continuing until March. Take advantage of some time off from softball now but try to do some running and core work. If you think you can do nothing for 6 weeks and then come hit for 3 hours in January you will end up very sore and possibly injured. Running 10 miles a week sounds like a lot but it really isn’t when you break it into 3 or four sessions. Our focus will be training athletes for softball and not just playing the game.Read more
by Stacie Mahoe
Softball Thought of the Week: Your Impact on Your Teammates is Often Far Greater Than You Know
While you may be able to drop it, move on and play your game, you have NO control over how others are affected by it.
One distraction from you may be enough to knock someone else’s performance just a bit off kilter and bring down their overall performance. If you have that affect on most of the teammates who were around you when you put that vibe out, impact is exponential!
On game day especially, do your best to make sure your actions, words, decisions, etc are HELPING your team performance their best!
Athletes like to be in a particular mindset or “groove” as they go into competition. Disrupting that “mojo” of any of your teammates before a game or during a game is not a good idea.
If you’ve ever run track or run for competition, you know how critical breaking stride or losing your form for just a split second can be. I know because it happened to me before. I was just ahead of another sprinter and for just a moment, I lost my form. I did get it back, but in just that moment, she went from just behind me to just in front of me.
After I regained my stride and form, I did close some of the gap, but not enough to pass her by again. That’s how I see disruption from inside the team environment/mojo before a game. It might be a “small” thing that just throws the team off balance just a little, but it can be enough to alter the outcome.
So the challenge for game day is to make sure your impact on teammates and on the team is positive and improves performance!Read more