Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tough Times Don’t Last… Tough People Do : Jill Wolforth

Growing up, my father always seemed to have the right saying or two to get through difficult situations.  They had enough impact on me that they remain with me to this day and I too pull them out when the timing is right. If you haven’t heard me talk about it before, my parents were…
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Athletes – You Better Be Sleeping : Brian Oates

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Interesting quote, isn’t it? This quote has been attributed to both General George Patton and Vince Lombardi—two pretty impressive guys. Now, these two men are referring to fatigue as it relates to physical conditioning and the fact that their soldiers and players need to be in better shape than…
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Is Your Life Filled with Golf Balls or Sand? : Samantha Parrish

Ok- I’ll admit it- I am a people pleaser (hoping to enter recovery). Maybe it’s the first-born thing or maybe it’s my pride that can’t admit when I can’t do it all, but I tend to say ‘yes’ to too many things. In my personal life, I have been trying to say no to things…
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Potential : Flint Wallace

A word that is often thrown around in the baseball world is “potential”. If you look the word up, it means, “latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness”. Most people use the word to describe an ability that someone currently possesses. They only look at a person’s…
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The Real Work Has Only Just Begun : Jonathan Massey

This past summer was my 12 th summer either training or coaching here at the Texas Baseball Ranch. As Coach Wolforth likes to say, “the longest 30 years of [his] life”. It never fails that kids leave the Ranch excited about the progress they’ve made, and are fully motivated headed into the fall. But then…
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Purposeful Practice : Samantha Parrish

By now I'm sure you understand the importance of practicing significantly more than you play. But what happens when your practices don't seem to be helping? Perhaps it's time you reevaluate the difference between practice and purposeful practice, so that you canstart morphing your sessions into the latter. “You cannot just show up and get…
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