When did the logo on your shoe become more important than the heart on your sleeve? When did the word "renegotiate"
move from the business section to the sports page? Where have all the champions gone? You'll find us where the lights don't
shine and the only contract you sign is with yourself. You got what it takes to be a champion?
I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been
entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's
precisely why I succeed.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. - Michael
A winner never whines.- Paul Brown
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and
I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they
can't do. - Dennis Waitley
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack
of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. - Vincent T. Lombardi
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your
grandmother with her teeth out. -George Brett
I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability,
it was my mental ability. - Bruce Jenne
give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. -Steve Prefontaine
I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way
of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down. -Mia Hamm
A coach is someone who always makes you do what you don't want to
do, so you can be who you've always wanted to be.There is no glory
in practice, but without practice there is no glory.
A winner is someone who sets their goals, commits themselves to those
goals and then pursues their goals with all the ability that God has given them. That requires someone who believes in himself
or herself, who will make self-sacrifices, work hard, and maintain the determination to perform at the best of their ability.
-C. Leeman Bennett
You are a direct reflection of me. When you lose, I am a loser. When
you fight, I am a fighter. When you win, I am a winner. When you and I work together, we are a team. -Anonymous high school
sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way,
and sometimes they don't. -Dr. Dot Richardson
am the person you'll see everyday training when everyone else has gone home. I live for the one moment of glory when I save
that goal or sink that 3-point shot and score the winning basket. I am the sport, I am the glory, and nothing can change that.
I am an athlete, no one can forget that. -Alexa Wilkinson
The fans can make you famous. A contract can make you rich. The press
can make you a superstar. But only the love can make you a player. -Kevin Hartwyk
There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team
does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back. -Billy Martin
when you've played the game of your life, it's the feeling of teamwork that you'll remember. You'll forget the plays, the
shots, and the scores, but you'll never forget your teammates. -Deborah Palmore
High school sports: where lessons of life are still being learned,
and where athletes still compete for the love of the game and their teammates. -Michael Powers
to be the best you can be...focus, watch, listen, and learn. Try never to be satisfied with 'good enough'...and above all,
love what you do--share that passion with others, and always stay humble. Nobody likes a 'big head' no matter how good you
are. -Robby Naish
People always think kids' sports are about fun. The kids have fun
playing, but that's not why they play. The real reason they play is to find out about who they are...It's a vehicle for self-discovery.
your battle scars as medals of Honor. -Unknown
I do well when people doubt me. When someone says I can't do something,
I want to do more. I won't back down from anybody. -Kenyon Martin
It's blood, sweat, and sometimes tears. -Bob Hayes
Playing your favorite sport is like being able to get candy when you're
at the store with your mom. Being on the field and having all your problems drift away for the two hours you play is like
the most relaxing thing I can think of. -Danielle Ballentine
best feeling in the world is walking into an athletic atmosphere and knowing the other athletes are scared to death to compete
against you. -Matt Hurst
you don't play fast-pitch, don't say you play softball.
Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.
If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them
If what you did yesterday still looks big to you today, then you must
not have done anything today.
Play the ball; don't let the ball play you.
Don't think you’re to good to sit and root for your team, be
a team player.
Fresh cut grass, dragged dirt, ring of a bat, a diving catch, a blocked
ball, sweating, bleeding and sliding into home. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.
Did you ever get that gut feeling in your stomach when you’re
about to walk on the field? I figured out what it was, it's that feeling that your gotta win.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But when a pitcher hands
you a changeup, smack it right down her throat.
Sometimes the only way to tell its practice is by what you're wearing.
Sometimes the only thing fair in life is a ball hit between 1st and
You can't steal second with one foot on first.
Before you ask me why my legs are bruised, my knees are scared and
my nails are broken. Realize I hit the drop ball, take the shot at home plate and swing for the fence. I don't play with Barbie’s
and I don't jump rope. If the game were easy, I wouldn't play. 2 teams, 4 bases, 7 innings, 1 game...FASTPITCH SOFTBALL
I can go from 1st to 3rd on a single to center, break up a double
play at 2nd, score the winning run with a head first slide into home, and still leave the field looking like a lady.
Pain is temporary, guys dig scars, but glory lasts forever.
If your out there to look pretty then get off the field, it's not
about looking pretty it's about sweat, practice, practice, practice, and then the slide into home that wins you the game.