“We need to learn how to win! " – Coach Jones
Would you say that this is a true or false statement? I could see how some would say false. I mean really how do you “learn” to win? I mean either way it’s a matter of opinion. What does learning to win mean? I understand hard work and dedication, but what else goes into winning? After all, I really just want to be successful. After our loss to Bishop State on Wednesday, Coach blessed us with this quote. One of his more serious ones I might add. This quote full of meaning, stuck with me and I’ve actually been pondering it the last few days…. How do we learn to win?
Sometimes winning isn’t always about the physical. I personally think the mental plays a key role in sports (and in life for that matter). You have to believe you can win. You have to become accustomed to winning. Sometimes when you get on that losing bandwagon, you feel like you just can’t get off. I think what Coach wants us to do is…. Believe.
Believe when you’re hitting.
Believe when you’re diving after that ball.
Believe when you’re sliding into home plate.
We have the will power. We have the skills. We have everything possible to produce wins, but what is it that is missing?
True Story: This is the best team I have EVER played on. Yes, I know it’s early but we have great team chemistry and we are in it to win it. Maybe it’s like that movie “Facing the Giants”, our time will come….
We lose we praise him, we win we praise him.
Tomorrow we have a double header; we are going to put these new ideas into effect. We may win… We may lose…. But I believe we can do this. =)