By Luz Moran
This new softball season comes with a new coach. Get to know coach Mario and some of his team and what their goals are for their exciting season.
Softball season is finally here! Along with this new season comes a new coach, Coach Mario. Coach Mario has coached for over 15 years, which includes softball as well as football and basketball.
His coaching career started on the sidelines, “I was on the sidelines complaining until someone said to do it myself.” After complaining at the games, he realized instead of complaining he should act upon what he really wanted to do and coach. His goal for this season is for the team to have fun and learn the fundamentals of the softball. “I think it's important to know togetherness and bonding because the girls need to work together on the field.” Other coaches may focus on winning the game instead of working as an team and creating that bond. In addition to teamwork, Coach Mario will encourage sportsmanship and determination. Determination is a skill that transcends the baseball diamond and will benefit the team members in many fields of life. The softball team members agree with Coach Mario, to continue working for what you want and not give up on what you worked hard for will take them far as a team and in life. “He shows us things that we can use in the long run if we ever decide to play in the future,” said by Sasha Muniz.
Developing a strong bond through teamwork is motivating, and often results in members of the team realizing that they can accomplish more than they may have originally thought. Sasha Muniz agrees, “Yes, because Coach teaches us things we are having trouble on, and then we realize that we can do it.” Coach Mario’s story of how he became a coach, stepping up when he saw a need, motivates the team. He demonstrates that when you put your mind to something, you can accomplish more than just standing on the sidelines.
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