Category Archives: General Topics

Success & Failure : Samantha Parrish

This quote has been said many different ways over the years, and I have heard Coach Wolforth say different variations frequently. Coming up to the start of the season, I thought this was a good time to have a reminder on the topic. Often, we let our performance in a game define us as a…
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The 3 Best Things I Learned In 2017 : Jonathan Massey

I’ve always considered myself an avid learner.  It’s something that my Dad instilled in me early in life, and something Coach Wolforth has further engrained.  With 2018 just beginning,  I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you what I learned in 2017. #1 If It’s Important, Write It Down This isn’t…
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The Answer to Your Question : Flint Wallace

I recently saw a clip from Brian Kight, CEO of Focus 3. The clip was about if there is an outcome you want in your life that you presently are not getting, it is because you are not good enough, or you simply have not tried. So, you are good enough, you just have not…
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How Did I Get So Lucky? : Jonathan Massey

Have you had a moment in life that made you question just exactly how you got there? I know I have. Often, I’ve done something really stupid and find myself in a precarious position. Right now, it’s 1:20 am and I am sitting in a hotel in Rimini, Italy, and all I can think about…
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It’s Not a Bad Life… It’s Just a Bad Day : Jill Wolforth

It often surprises people to learn that I have a tendency to be a “glass half empty” person.  Fortunately for me, I am married to a guy who’s a “glass ¾ full” fella, even when it’s only half.  🙂 The important thing to me is my awareness of this characteristic.  I’m certainly not proud of…
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Getting Credit : Ron Wolforth

Have you ever had a period of time where you think maybe the Lord is screaming at you trying to get your attention?  If so, you can almost certainly relate to this week’s story. Recently I had one of those experiences. It is human nature to take pleasure in compliments and being noticed and recognized…
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Who? : Flint Wallace

I believe the most important question you can ever ask yourself is, “who?” Who am I going to choose as my friends? Who am I going to choose to be a mentor to me? Who am I going to follow? Who am I going to lead? Who am I going to look up to? Who…
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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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Rethinking Your On-Deck Warm Up Routine : Brian Oates

An age old baseball tradition is for hitters to warm up in the on-deck circle with some type of heavier than normal bat. It could be that the hitter adds a donut to his bat or perhaps he swings with two bats in his hands.  Below is what you often see on Major League on-deck…
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