Many players say they want to be great. What makes a player great? That is loaded question but here are some guidelines that might help you offer guidance to any player who tells you they want to be great.
Bad Player: Doesn’t take anything very seriously.
Average Player: Takes games seriously.
Good Player: Takes games and practice seriously.
Great Player: Takes games, practice, conditioning, nutrition, academics, training, weight room, warms ups, mental game, rest and being a great teammate seriously.
Next time you hear a player say they want to be great remember to ask them how serious they are.
About the Author: Tory Acheson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Fastpitch Prep staff. He has coached at all levels of the game, including the last 25 years at the college level at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Tennessee Tech and Kennesaw State. He began his coaching career at the high school level spending 9 years Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wis. and is now working as a professional softball instructor.