The Tiger Way:The best players have had fears of inadequacy, but the best players ignore or suppress them, determined to overcome them and gain control of their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. When they do that, they exemplify a “Winner’s” approach.
"The mental Game of Baseball"
Attitude and Effort:
Attitude, to me, is the foundation on which we build this program. Just like building a house, without a solid foundation, the house will fall. A smart man once said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. “ We cannot let excuses get in the way of our goals as a program. Believe in yourself and understand that excuses are a way to accept failure. When you are faced with adversity in any situation, don’t look for an excuse, but look for a way to overcome the adversity and achieve success. This is the attitude of a winner.
Effort is our second building block. Depending on the effort that we decide to put out will determine how strong the building will be and how fast the building can be built. Each of you represents a stud to the walls of this building. If there is a weak stud in your wall, the wall itself becomes weaker and has to rely on the other studs for support. We have to work as a team to support each other every day. Hold each other accountable and help each other achieve success in all areas of the game. This is the effort of a winner.
Think of the coaches as the roof to this house. The coaches will do our best to protect you and this program from any environmental factors. We will be there to teach you the fundamentals of this game and to guide you to be the best that you can be, both on and off the field. We will give you our best each and every day and we expect the same in return.