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A Message From Coach Autry
I was blessed to have some good teachers and some pretty good coaches as a young man.
Many years ago as a high school pitcher, I was struggling to win games, primarily because of some inconsistent defensive work from my teammates. I was starting to press a little and found myself trying to be perfect every time I went out on the mound. I was trying to make the perfect pitch which often resulted in me losing my aggressiveness which usually resulted in walking batters. Walks=Bad.
Coach John B Sawyer put his arm around me one day down near the bullpen and spoke. "Aut...you can only control what YOU can control. As long as you do what you are suppose to do, you'll be fine. Keep your head up, keep working, give it all you got and support your teammates even if they screw up behind you. Be aggressive, throw strikes, give max effort on every pitch and the team will benefit. We'll find a way to win!"
He was 100% right. Control only what you can control. It'll all work out.
Some years later I came across something while reading from a news letter that I get weekly from one of my favorite authors, Jon Gordon (The Energy Bus, Training Camp, The No Complaining Rule, The Positive Dog, The Seed, Soup, The Shark And The Goldfish, The Hard Hat, You Win In The Locker Room First).
"Three things you control every day are your attitude, your effort and your actions to be a great teammate. It doesn’t matter what is happening around you and who you think is being unfair. Every day you can focus on being positive, working hard and making others around you better. If you do that great things will happen."
I liked it so much that it has become something that my 14U team works on daily. I preach it to them on a regular basis and it makes a difference.
The 3 things we can control on a daily basis
1. Our Attitude
Players are taught to come to practice with a positive attitude, an open and willing mind for learning and an upbeat positive approach.
2. Our Effort Level
Give all you have physically during the time we have together at practice or in a game. Leave it all on the field. Don't take one play "off" and hustle no matter what.
3. Try and be the best teammate we can be.
Its pretty self explanatory but it means exactly what it means.
See you at the ballpark!