COMPETITION / Life Lesson
Remove the stigma from losing and get busy learning!
We believe the purpose of playing sports, and baseball in particular, is to have fun and learn how to compete.
To practice winning, losing, and everything in between in a safe accelerated controlled environment.
The faster we can grow comfortable with competition, the more prepared we are for life’s challenges. The more quickly we will step in the box for a 90 mile an hour fastball. The more likely we are to step on the mound and stare down a 13-year old with a huge mustache and get after it.
It’s not about winning. It’s not about losing. It’s about practicing competition.
So this week let’s compete! Let’s build competition into every practice, every drill, every repetition.
Athlete Challenge: Find a competition buddy. Someone you enjoy competing with or you match up pretty well with. And compete! Every drill, every rep, play to win. Dust yourself off, throw a smile on your face either way, and go again.
Coach Challenge: Ramp up competition. Build out a practice plan with drills that pair athletes against each other or two teams competing to win. Consider bringing a small prize, a bag of seeds or a piece of bubble gum or maybe even a conditioning reward, where portion of the squad doesn’t have to run X number of sprints.
True competition goes beyond winning and losing. Let’s learn to grind. Let’s learn to compete with a smaller face simply as practice for life.
Play hard. Have fun.
- What does it mean to COMPETE?
- Share an experience about a tough loss.
- Break down this statement: Lose faster, learn quicker.
- Pair up with a teammate and compete during every drill this week.
- Create competition at every workout, practice, and drill this week. Bring a small prize or use a conditioning reward for those that compete well.
- There are no Execution Keys
- There are no DC Keys
- No equipment needed