10 Things Players Need To Know: You’ve Got to Want It

Being a college softball player is an amazing privilege. But it’s a privilege you have to want.

Most of my life has been consumed by being an athlete but now I’ve been given the opportunity to teach other athletes this great game, as a college softball coach. On my journey, I’ve learned many things that can benefit ball players at any level. This series is just a few of the things that have helped me as an athlete and also as a coach.

Being a College Athlete is a Privilege – That YOU have to want
In high school, all I wanted was to graduate and become a collegiate athlete. Four years of college seemed to fly by faster than legging out a triple.

I am here to tell you it was the best four years of my life and I am privileged to say I was a college athlete. I got to play a game I love at the highest level. I also gained lifelong friends who felt the same way. Softball has given me many opportunities that nothing else could have given me.

At the end of the day, though, athletes, this has to be your dream, not your parents’ or your travel ball coach who thinks, “you’re a really great player.”

So if YOU want it, being a college athlete is all it’s cracked up to be.