Monday, June 11, 2007

Thought of the day...

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. IT is a catalyst...a spark that creates extraordinary results.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Upcoming Schedule

Tuesday, June 12
Practice at Centaurus from 6 to 8pm

Wednesday, June 13
Field Clean Up (the entire Warriors organization participating -- mandatory for our players)
5 to 6pm at Centaurus
Practice at Centaurus from 6 to 8pm

Note that play begins during the day on Friday, June 15

Tuesday, June 19
Practice at Centaurus from 6 to 8pm

Wednesday, June 20
Practice at Centaurus from 6 to 8pm

Times still to be announced

Tuesday, June 26
Practice at Centaurus from 6 to 8pm

Pool Play
Note that pool play begins on Wednesday, June 28

Elimination Play

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Play With Joy in Your Hearts

One year ago at this time, I was nearing the end of a long run coaching my daughter in fastpitch softball. This picture was taken after the final out of our last game in Park City, Utah.

As we neared the end of that game, my heart welled up so much it hurt. The joy I felt for having had the opportunity to enjoy the fastpitch softball experience with my daughter was unmatched by anything I've ever felt.

I decided to continue coaching to hold on to that feeling.

I am so proud of the human beings that makeup our team. We have hit a bump in the road in terms of our performance in recent weeks. Such bumps are tests of character. Many people when faced with such challenges turn against each other and implode from within. I know that this will not happen to this team. You each are too good of human beings to allow that to happen. I know that our best games are ahead of us, not behind us.

The key is that we need to remember how lucky we are to be blessed with the skills to play this game. We need to remember that by some twist of fate fourteen young women from twelve different high schools have come together as one to make not just a team, but to form a bond that you will remember forever.

We need to remember that for the next 8 to 10 weeks, every time we step on a playing field we will play with joy in our hearts because we are so blessed. We need to remember to play like this is the last time we will ever play this great game.

We need to be in the moment. No outside distractions. No stress about what others think. No stress about winning and losing. Just a game with a bat, glove, and ball. You play like that and the winning takes care of itself.

Softball is not the most important thing in your life. But, it is something that you have chosen to make a special part of your young lives. Enjoy it while it lasts. Treasure the time with your friends and family at the ballpark. Take our moments together seriously and make the best of them.

This will not last forever. Let's not waste a minute of it when we are together.

Win or lose, we will play with joy in our hearts.

If we do that, you will remember these days forever as some of the best days of your lives.

I am blessed to be the coach of this team. And, I will approach these last two months of this season with the same joy and excitement that each of you will.

Hopefully, a good number of you will be back together for another season next year. For now, let's enjoy the season we have and make it the best of our lives.

Family Circus

Monday, May 14, 2007

NCAA Fastpitch Softball Brackets

The Championship brackets for the 2007 fastpitch softball tournament are done. Go here to see who's playing who.

Friday, April 27, 2007

More photos...

If you are looking to purchase photos from the photo session go to...

Great story...

At the end of our team's photo session, the photographer asked everyone on the team if they wanted to do any friend photos. Typically, this is when players split up and do a photo with their closest friend or friends on the team. I will remember what this group decided to do forever. One of them quickly responded to the photographer that yes we want to do another photo but with all of us together.

This is a special group of young women. And, this is the photo they posed for...

Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Rage Rumble

If it makes anyone feel better, the Titans won this weekend's tournament beating the Colorado Ice 2-1 in the Championship.

It doesn't make me feel better.

As I said in my text message to everyone, I was proud of our effort. It was a good starting point from which to build. Hopefully, we begin building on it this week at the Commotion Spring Classic. Here's the schedule for that tournament.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thought of the day...

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Pyramid of Success

All of you must take a look at the legendary college basketball coach, John Wooden's, pyramid of success.

Go here to see.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Thought of the day...

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ASA Scholarship Tournament

Sunday, April 1 Games
At Stazio Fields in Boulder, Colorado

Game 1
Field #2 4:30PM
Warriors Thomson vs. Colorado Sliders
Game 2
Field #1 6:00PM
Colorado Comets vs. Warriors Thomson

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Former Warrior

College sophomore and former Warrior, Taylor Parsons, batting for the McPerson Bulldogs last fall.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Vanessa Hitting

Hollywood puts on a hitting clinic...

Monday, March 5, 2007

Thought of the day...

"We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It's not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist."
-Vince McConnell (Trainer)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Spring/Summer Practice Schedule at Centaurus

Beginning Tuesday, March 27, we will be holding our outdoor weekday practices every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30pm at Centaurus High School.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Ashley L. in the Paper

Ashley L. commits to McPherson College to play softball!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

It's Still Your Playground

But it won't be forever...

First Post

OK, it's taken me a week but here we go the first post on our blog.

You know the season is close when pitchers and catchers start reporting in Arizona for Major League Baseball's Spring Training...