Give It A Ride Softball
Last Updated: February 20, 2016
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Tournament Schedule- 2015 and it's time for Give It A Ride Classic! 40+ Masters tourneys coming soon if you are all in. Senior bats allowed- id's required.
T.A.O. is key to our team's success! When we forget these principles, things start to fall apart, but when we follow them, things generally seem to fall into place.
TEAMWORK- work together, we win and lose as a team. Talk each other up, keep it positive. Be willing to play any position and bat anywhere in the lineup-they are all important spots. NEVER tear a teammate down- if you do so in the heat of the moment, take the time to make it right when you settle down.
GOOD ATTITUDES- this makes such a big difference in the way we win or lose. Win with honor and lose with dignity. Sometimes this is hard to do, but with a trash talking opponent, saying ANYTHING always makes it worse. Put aside showboating, showing up the competition, and negative comments, let the scoreboard do the talking so you can just be a nice guy out there. Be cool to newbies, they are the future of softball and will either enjoy playing WITH you or AGAINST you in your retirement years (you decide).
ON-BASE PERCENTAGE- with the guys we have and the games we play in, it's important to get a good pitch to hit. Don't feel bad if sometimes this means a walk. Walks help win ball games and slow down the game when we are up to bat. If you don't get your pitch, someone else in the lineup will. We have all seen the games when this happens and we roll through the batting order a couple of times in one inning because of this. With the hitters we have on our team (former batting champs from top to bottom), a high team on-base % means championships. Don't forget batting practice either. No one ever got better just by wanting to. Practice, practice, practice and then enjoy the results!
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Thinking about getting healthier in 2015?
Thinking about getting healthier in 2015? It's never too early to make a plan and get started......most people don't do anything because they can't do everything. Just start by doing something! Check out one man's true softball transformation story.......it may inspire you to your own personal transformation in 2015! Then post your 2015 resolution or goal on our team bulletin board to share your plan with your teammates. You can always hit the gym for some workout tips if you are having trouble getting started.
The Final Word..........
do not give in to them.
If they say, “Come along with us;
let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,
let’s ambush some harmless soul;
let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
we will get all sorts of valuable things
and fill our houses with plunder;
cast lots with us;
we will all share the loot”—
my son, do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths;
for their feet rush into evil,
they are swift to shed blood.
How useless to spread a net
where every bird can see it!
These men lie in wait for their own blood;
they ambush only themselves!
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the life of those who get it."
Proverbs 1:10-19 (NIV)