This week is the start of the two-week national championships called Premier Girl Fastpitch or PGF. This is the culmination of the years work for these young ladies where college coaches from hundreds of schools will be out watching, evaluating and video taping kids trying to project a year or two out.
We have a saying at Universal (aka the U), who’s next. More importantly, with thousands of players all wanting the same thing, what makes the difference from the kid who gets the college offer from the one who doesn’t?
Talent is something that we can’t control, but what we don’t have in natural ability we can make up in hard work. I have seen hard work beat out talent a lot over the past 20 years of coaching and it will continue I am sure.
Hard work is something we do have control over, but what I see a lot is parents and kids getting it twisted. Hard work includes team practice time, private or one on one coaching lessons with a paid expert, attending clinic’s and camps but it also includes some mindset work.
Time and effort in equal part to the physical skills should be spent on helping our student-athletes improve their mindset. The thing the hundreds of student-athletes I have personally helped earn their athletic scholarship have in common is a confidence that they have from deep inside. It is not one of their parent’s desires for them and it’s not one that is easily shattered by a lack of play time from their coaches.
Parent’s help your student figure out what they want by knowing their dreams and goals and then make sure you are doing things to support them, doing things that don’t happen unintentionally.
We get in life, what we create, we create what we expect, expectation’s manifest into our desired creation. #The100percentlife