One can learn so much from a single softball game. Here are some great lessons, inspirational quotes that can boost the team spirit and help unite and motivate team players
“I knew very well that as a quarterback I had [to make] these guys feel we were working as a unit, as a team. When we got inside the ten-yard line… I’d give them a chance to score. Then , if they couldn’t make it, they’d come back and call my play. Well, I could walk over because they did a job [blocking me].
– J.R, about breaking down the barriers between him and the white players from Oklahoma, Sport magazine, September 1966
When you gotta sleep, shower, practice, lift, run, go to class, eat (healthy), do hw and have a social life…if you figure it out.
“We go out and work hard. We play this game with emotion and love. Coach always says ‘Emotionally, physically, mentally — come to the field prepared.’ Because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat.” – Laura Berg, OF, Team USA
“Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.” – Deborah Palmore
“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” – Arthur Ashe
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” -John Wooden
Become the player everyone wants to watch and no one wants to play.
Don’t let small minds tell you that your dreams, softball or otherwise, are too big.
Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours.
If you don’t play, umpire or coach, you have zero right to talk shit or comment about players, umpires or coaches.
Be grateful every single time you get to step up to the plate. There will be a last time.
11. The softball tans are extra rough this summer I feel like.
12. Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best FOR the team.