Loading

Talk to Other Fastpitch Softball Fanatics ... for FREE!

Register today and get the uncensored, and yes, the sometimes uncomfortable truth from real softball fanatics who live and die on the softball fields.
Signup to Discuss FastPitch Forum
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Motivation

  1. #11
    Dont' I know you? ArkFastpitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    346
    Thanks
    265
    Thanked 150 Times in 93 Posts

    Default

    I've seen it with some of the best TB teams. Sometimes they just get flat. Its aggravating as all get out and it doesn't seem to matter what you do or say its just gonna be what it is. Players aren't the only ones who go flat. I've seen coaches do it too. I don't think it has anything to do with burnout or lack of motivation. I think sometimes you just can't get those competitive juices flowing.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to ArkFastpitch For This Useful Post:

    Lackawanna Lightning (10-15-2014)

  3. #12
    Checking out the clubhouse Lackawanna Lightning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Thanks ARK I have to say I agree with your opinion,,,,But, I will still try every game to perfect that pregame speech...

  4. #13
    Dont' I know you? ArkFastpitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    346
    Thanks
    265
    Thanked 150 Times in 93 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lackawanna Lightning View Post
    Thanks ARK I have to say I agree with your opinion,,,,But, I will still try every game to perfect that pregame speech...
    Never underestimate the power of a good motivational speech. Also try and keep your energy high during the game. The girls will feed off of your enthusiasm. I think great coaches learn to minimize those dreaded lulls.

  5. #14
    Checking out the clubhouse Nickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ArkFastpitch View Post
    Never underestimate the power of a good motivational speech. Also try and keep your energy high during the game. The girls will feed off of your enthusiasm. I think great coaches learn to minimize those dreaded lulls.
    Totally agree. Enthusiasm and energy of the leader can motivate the players more than anything else. You should try motivational speech.

  6. #15
    Checking out the clubhouse Coach Hig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    I have seen this in both softball and high school wrestling. I think it is a part of their age and hormonal imbalance - both genders!! lol

    I have however, also learned a few things: One is that we coaches, older and having been there and done that and able to reflect on what was, what could have been and should have been, if not careful, can begin to become frustrated at what appears to be a lack of interest or intermittent interest. We must remember that when we were twelve to sixteen, we probably did not have the eye of the tiger in all things athletic. Those that do have that constant, consistent competitive edge have a passion for the sport they are participating in - it's not just a social activity that they "pretty much enjoy." Secondly, In recognizing this, I have learned to manage the, "leading the horse to water concept" - I am always prepared to give my athletes a good, informative, thorough practice; that is my responsibility and commitment as the coach. However, taking that information and training and elevating it to that level of intense practice that produces consistent, exceptional and exhaustive effort at game/match time is largely in part ... on the athlete/collective whole (i.e., team). Provided I am upholding my end of the deal as the coach, YOU TOO (athlete) must step up. Learning to manage this eliminates some of the stress I see other coaches go through. Frustrating to observe/witness?? Absolutely. Stressed and angered by it?? No. And that is the point ... minimized stress that permits that truly motivational speech that does not spew anger and frustration but rather promotes a desire for athletic success.

    CH

  7. #16
    Checking out the clubhouse addywalsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Very well said.. motivation is the key to make things happen!! The expert in anything was once a beginner.

  8. #17
    Fundraising Consultant devidking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Newark, DE
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Change in mood among teens are seen very quick as compare to others no matter what the factor it is. If you don't interact for a few day leading by them by example. When you meet again - Ask a lot of questions what they have done during holidays, be flexible with them, crack some jokes, don't impose stress for the couple of initial hours, provide bracelets with a motivational quote.

  9. #18
    I'm a fan KCPhoto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked 28 Times in 14 Posts

    Default

    Damn! I was just about to post that I'm happy the power bracelet thread is no longer on top.

  10. #19
    Checking out the clubhouse mikejobes's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Very well said.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Segment -- Burn -- Conversion --