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High School Sports - MaxPreps

High School Sports - MaxPreps
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Ten techniques for total team accountability - National Startup Business Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. You can’t afford excuses and multiple people doing the same job. In my view, “taking responsibility” is the core element behind accountability. Many people hear responsibility as an obligation, but I hear it as “the ability to respond.” Unfortunately many people don’t have the ability to respond, because they lack confidence in themselves, or simply don’t have the skills required. Therefore an entrepreneur’s first requirement is to hire or team only with people who are accountable (already have the confidence and skills you need) – training them on the job is prohibitively expensive when you have minimal income. Even with the best people, accountability must be nurtured, since it can be killed more quickly than it can be grown. You need to walk the talk. Many executives subscribe to the misguided notion that you can hold people accountable.

Rush The Court Defensive Tips for Third Basemen in Softball Defensive Tips for Third Basemen in Softball Third basemen are fearless. They thrive on hits that are pounded right at them. Their position is particularly challenging because it’s common for batters to pull the ball down the third base line, and third basemen usually stand closer to home plate than any other infielders. Third basemen need to be agile and quick to cover a lot of ground. Positioning Yourself At third base, where you set up for each pitch depends on your speed and dexterity. When playing closer to the plate, realize that your reaction time is decreased with every step forward. Getting Back to the Bag The fastest way to get back to your base to make a tag is to drop step and take a few, quick steps back to third. In general, you’ll never want to turn your back to the infield. If you need to practice on your own, use iSport's Field Directory to find an available field near you to practice getting back to the bag. Taking the Throw at Third Get off Your Bag! Wild throws happen.

Michael Jordan Motivation Michael Jordan ! One of the best to ever do it in the NBA, the guy that inspired me to dunk my 6 foot ring at the age of 8 after watching the movie Space Jam . This guy was unstoppable in all areas of his sport and he will go down in history, arguably as one of the best players of all time. His career scoring average was 32.0 which is the highest of any player in NBA/ABA history. Michael Jordan conquered the courts and transformed the way that basketball players ball today. Michael Jordans Motivational Advice Be Passionate. “ Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.” Make It Happen. “ Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Put In Work. You Must Try. “ I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. Mind Over Matter. Believe. Find A Way. Attitude Is Everything. Stay Committed. Prepare To Fail. (Video) Michael Jordans Motivation

Colorado softball tournaments are biggest in U.S., with big college recruiting By Caitlin Swieca The Denver Post Posted: 07/05/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT|Updated: about a year ago Patty Gasso was on a mission. Less than a month after coaching Oklahoma's 57-4 softball team to a national championship, Gasso arrived at the Aurora Sports Park dressed in an OU shirt and armed with a thick binder full of names, ready to scout future Sooners. Although Colorado isn't known as a hotbed of softball talent, it became the center of the sport's recruiting universe this week as three area tournaments — known as Fireworks, Sparkler and Sparkler Juniors — have brought in more than 700 softball teams from 30 states for the nation's largest fast-pitch event. "There's a lot of things going on," Gasso said. More than 3,000 games will be played July 1-7 at tournament sites in Aurora, Westminster, Greeley and Loveland. Although the size of the tournaments can be overwhelming, the opportunity to see so many teams from across the nation in one spot is a major benefit for college coaches.

15 Awesome Inspirational Quotes by Celebrities and Famous People Let these words of greatminds inspire you and help you to achieve your goals and live a fulfilling life. (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source unknown) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) (Image Source) Have something to say about this post? Travel Teams The fundamental premise of the Wizards Travel Softball Program is to provide opportunities for girls to improve their skills by playing at a higher level of competition. We believe that every girl should receive the same opportunities and we strive to provide those opportunities whenever possible. One of the ways we try to include many girls is to keep our fees as low as possible. We don't include sweatshirts, tee shirts, helmets or equipment bags in our player's fees. We don't feel that parents should have to pay for these items if they don't want them, however we do offer them to be purchased separately if they so desire. We offer practices throughout the winter months for teams and individual players at our indoor practice facility in Holland, Ohio. Norm Kujawa--Head Coach, Notre Dame Academy--Wizard semi-retired Norman Kujawa Jr. Jeff Eisenbrandt--Assistant Varsity Coach, Anthony Wayne High School Sarah Beaubien--Head Coach, Monroe St. John Morningstar--Asst.

THE GOLD MEDAL MIND The day before Jonathan Jordan was to compete in the 1996 NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships in Bakersfield, he got food poisoning and had to be rushed to the hospital. His coach tried to convince him to withdraw from the next day's race, but with the championship on the line, Jordan refused to quit. The next morning, the 26-year-old triple and long jumper from suburban Chicago focused all his energy on the one good jump he knew he had to make. "In such situations I have found myself asking: 'How can I compete now?' A computer with all the gigabytes in the world is useless without the software to make it run. "The difference between you and the guy next to you is almost completely mental," says Curt R. In my more than 10 years of working with hundreds of athletes, as the sport psychologist at Washington State University and one of four sports psychologists for the Sport Science and Technology Division of the U.S. "I knew what I had to do," says Colin. And they did.

9 Powerful Ways to Spend a Day Email All the time given to you in life is valuable; you just have to know what to do with it. Let’s make it count. Shall we? Starting today, spend more time… 1. The uneducated belief in something false that someone tells you is the greatest enemy of your own truth. The best thing you can do for yourself is to think for yourself. 2. If you’re not a little bit uncomfortable on a daily basis it means you’re not growing. Every aspect of physical and emotional growth arrives from outside your comfort zone. The road less traveled is sometimes laden with potholes, bumps, and unexplored territory. 3. Throughout this beautiful day you have hundreds of little opportunities to move your life in the direction you want it to go. Participate in your dreams today. 4. Stick to it and keep moving forward, even when the path gets rough. Many of your greatest achievements will be realized when you’re completely exhausted and discouraged but still working. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Photo by: SnaPsi