2014 FROSH

SUMMER PRACTICE

1. FIRST PORTION OF THE SPRING SEASON - SUMMARY

* IT IS CLEAR BEYOND ALL DOUBT THAT THE RESULTS OF EVERY GAME AND THE TYPE OF TEAM WE WANTED TO BE WAS IN OUR CONTROL. NO TEAM IN EITHER LEAGUE HAD THE ABILITY TO FORCE THEIR CONTROL ON THE OUTCOME OF ANY GAME. WHAT WE DID AND WHAT THEY DID NEGATIVELY, NOT WHAT THEY DID POSITIVELY, DETERMINED THE RESULT OF EVERY GAME. IN REALITY WE HAVE ONLY A HALF OF A TEAM YET WE, ON PAPER, ARE THE BEST TEAM IN EITHER LEAGUE BASED ON THE TEAMS WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR. IN REALITY WE ARE A BELOW 500 TEAM, LOSING MORE GAMES THAN WE WIN. ALLOWING FOR NOT HAVING ENOUGH PITCHING TO COVER ALL GAMES WE STILL SHOULD BE NOW AT 16-6, NOT 10-11-1.

* THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT EVERY TEAM WE PLAYED SO FAR IS A RECREATION TEAM OF NO SIGNIFICANT QUALITY OR VIRTUE. THEY ARE CLEARLY UNPRACTICED AND UNPREPARED TO PLAY. ANY TEAM OF ATHLETIC QUALITY WITH NO GREATER TALENT LEVEL THAN WE HAVE WOULD HAVE BLOWN OUT EVERY TEAM. BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN THAT NONE OF THEM HAVE ANY PLAYERS WITH NATURAL ABILITY. THERE ARE MANY PLAYERS OF AVERAGE ABILITY, WITH A FEW PLAYERS OF VERY GOOD ABILITY, WHO CAN GET THINGS DONE DESPITE THEIR POOR TRAINING AND PREPARATION. THEIR PITCHING IS NOT GREAT, BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN ITS NOT EFFECTIVE AGAINST PLAYERS NOT PERFORMING PROPERLY AT THE PLATE. ANY QUALITY HITTER WOULD HAVE DISTROYED EVERY PITCHER WE FACED.

* REMEMBER THAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PLAYER WHO USES AN OPTIMUM TECHNIQUE AND A PLAYER USING A POOR TECHNIQUE IS STATISTICS NOT CERTAINTY. HE HAS BEEN DOING IT THAT WAY ALL HIS PLAYING DAYS AND IT MUST WORK MANY TIMES. IT ONLY BECOMES OBVIOUS THAT ITS BAD WHEN HE HAS TO REPEAT THE ACTION MANY TIMES WHEN IT WILL FAIL FAR MORE OFTEN THAN IT WILL SUCCEED. MOST RECREATION PLAYERS USE BAD TECHNIQUES. YET THERE ARE PLAYERS WHOSE PARENTS PAID GOOD MONEY TO GET THEM GOOD INSTRUCTION. THEY ARE GOING TO CARRY THEIR TEAMS. MOST PLAYERS, LIKE OUR PLAYERS, HAVE BEEN PLAYING A LONG TIME. EVEN THE DUMBEST AMONG THEM LEARN THE BASIC THINGS TO DO. BUT IF WE DONT HAVE THE ABILITY TO PUT THE BALL IN PLAY AND FORCE THEIR DEFENSE TO RESPOND MANY TIMES THEN THE FEW PLAYS AN OPPONENT HAS TO MAKE WILL BE MADE AND THE FAILURES THAT THE STATS SAY MUST COME NEVER GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAPPEN. THUS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE KNOWLEDGABLE PRACTICED PLAYER AND THE UNPRACTICED UNKNOWLEDGABLE PLAYER DISAPEARS. SINCE WE HAVE TO MAKE MORE PLAYS AND ABONDON OUR LEARNED TECHNIQUES IN GAME SITUATIONS WE LEAD OUR OPPONENTS IN ERRORS.

* WE HAVE NOW SEEN THAT THE MANY REPS DONE WELL TO LEARN A BASEBALL TECHNIQUE CAN BE WIPED OUT BY A FEW DONE POORLY AND REPEATED POORLY AS THE MUSCLE MEMORY(BRAIN) BECOMES CONFUSED IN HOW TO RESPOND.

* TELLING IS NOT TEACHING TECHNIQUES (HOW TO DO THINGS). TEACHING IS THE OBSERVING AND CORRECTING OF THOUSANDS OF REPITITIONS OF AN OPTIMUM BASEBALL TECHNIQUE. TELLING IS TEACHING WHEN ITS BASEBALL KNOWLEDGE (WHAT TO DO IN SPECIFIC SITUATIONS). BASEBALL KNOWLEDGE BECOMES THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLAYERS OF EQUAL NATURAL AND DEVELOPED ABLITY. SO FAR WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF TELLING TO PLAYERS WHO DO NOT POSSES THE SKILL OF LISTENING.

* TEAM DISAPLINE AND PERSONAL ATHLETIC DISAPLINE CAN DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE PLAYERS AND TEAMS PERFORMANCE RESULTS. IT IS THE PRIME REASON FOR ALL OUR LOSSES. MANY OF OUR WINS ARE GIVEN TO US BY THE OPPONENTS RECREATIONAL PLAY. WE HAVE A TEAM OF NON-RESPONSIVE PLAYERS, WE ARE RUNNING A ZOO WITH THE ANIMALS RUNNING THE SHOW. NO MATTER WHAT IS ASKED, NOTHING HAPPENS.

* WE DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE NATURAL QUALITY ATHLETE ON THE TEAM. HITTING IS PARTLY NATURAL WITH HAND EYE COORDINATION THE BIGGEST UNCONTROLABLE FACTOR. WE ARE TRYING TO USE THE SCIENCE OF BASEBALL TO DEVELOP THE NATURAL ABILITY THAT EACH PLAYER HAS SO THAT WE GET THE BEST PERFORMACE UNDER GAME CONDITIONS FROM EACH PLAYER.

* JUST LIKE THE ATHLETE WHO DESIRES TO INCREASE HIS CARDOVASCULAR SYSTEM RUNS 15 MINS EVERY DAY GETS THE SAME RESULT AS THE SAME ATHLETE SLEEPING THOSE SAME 15 MINUTES WITH THE RESULTING NO GAIN, OUR POOR BEHAVIOR AND OUR POOR AND INADAQUATE THINKING AND BELIEF SYSTEM IS DISTROYING EVERYTHING WE TEACH, OUR LEARNED TECHNIQUES, OUR PERFORMANCE AND OUR RESULTS AS A TEAM RESULTING IN OUR SUPPOSE TO BE ATLETIC TEAM BEING NO BETTER THAN ANY OF THE SHIT RECREATION TEAMS WE PLAY.

2. PURPOSE

* THE PURPOSE OF SUMMER PRACTICE IS TO DEVELOP THE TECHNICAL ABILITIES OF THE PLAYERS, INCREASE THEIR BASEBALL KNOWLEDGE BASE, IMPROVE THEIR PHYSICAL ABILITIES, AND DEVELOP ALL ASPECTS OF A QUALITY BASEBALL PLAYER.

* TO START OVER. TO DEVELOP THE TEAM WE WANTED TO BE. TO IMPOSE THE DISAPLINE AND CONTROL WE NEVER ACHIEVED SO FAR.

* TO SEPARATE THOSE PLAYERS WHO WANT TO IMPROVE AND BELIEVE IN WHAT WE WANT TO DO FROM THOSE WHO WANT TO BE OR WHO JUST ARE RECREATIONAL PLAYERS. WE WILL USE THE RECREATIONAL PLAYERS TO FINISH THE SEASON BUT WILL NO LONGER RELY ON THEM AS KEY PLAYERS ON THE TEAM. WHEN THEY FOLLOW THE RULES THEY WILL PLAY, WHEN THEY DONT THEY WONT PLAY.

3. GUIDELINES

* EACH PLAYER MUST ATTEND AT LEAST ONE 3 HOUR PRACTICE EACH WEEK.

* FROM 2 TO 5 PLAYERS MAX PER PRACTICE UNLESS ARRANGED OTHERWISE.

* MUST BE READY TO START AT START TIME. MUST BRING ALL REQUIRED ITEMS TO PRACTICE + FOOD & WATER.

* PLAYERS WILL BE BROKEN UP INTO 3 GROUPS.

AFTER READING THIS PAGE CLICK HERE TO SEND EMAIL THAT YOU READ THE PAGE. TELL ME WHAT GROUP YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN. ALSO IN BODY OF THE EMAIL INCLUDE AT LEAST A 50 WORD COMMENT ON THIS PAGE AND ON YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE SEASON SO FAR.

4. PRACTICE PLAN - WILL BE ADDED LATER