Comfort

Recently, I came across this blog post written a few year ago by our daughter, Samantha. When I read it, I knew it needed to be shared again as the message is timeless.  And now that our granddaughters are deep into sports, I smile even more at its message.  Enjoy!  – Jill Wolforth

   

  

By: Samantha Parrish

 

You have heard Coach Wolforth say many times, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable”.

 

Comfort is defined as: 
1. a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. 
2. the easing or alleviation of a person’s feelings of grief or distress.

 

This week I heard someone say, “Discomfort is inevitable, it just depends on where you want to feel it.”

 

I want to be stronger, but I don’t want to be sore from lifting. 
I want to be thin, but I don’t like vegetables. 
I want to throw harder, but I don’t like to push my velo during practice. 
I want to be a switch-hitter, but I don’t like feeling clumsy on my left side.

 

My 7-year-old summed all of the above statements up the other night at bedtime. She said, “Mom, I want to play soccer in college, but I don’t like all the work.”  I couldn’t help but laugh— we don’t often think about it that bluntly.

 

As we get older, we tend to get better at making it seem like we are doing enough work and have really good reasons for not pushing as hard as we can. Ultimately, you aren’t going to get there without “all the work”. I’ll repeat what I told my daughter, “You better learn to enjoy the work, or find something to do where you can.”

 

Back to the quote above, you can feel uncomfortable in your training or you can feel uncomfortable on the field (or testing room, office, etc.). Marathon runners push themselves several times prior to a race. They don’t run just one 5k and hope for the best come race day! The goal in training should be to challenge yourself enough that you are ready for anything on the field.

 

Make the choice to embrace discomfort now so you can be more comfortable when the pressure is on.

 

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Important TBR Updates

 

  • Our Fall and Winter Elite Pitchers Boot Camp dates are available online. Our October and November camp dates are already full – Call the office to be placed on the waitlist! We have less than 5 spots available for our December camp and January is filling up fast! Learn more and register  at https://www.texasbaseballranch.com/elite-pitchers-bootcamp/ 

 

  • Our Elite Catchers Boot Camp is sold out! Please call the office to be placed on the waitlist

 

 

  • The TBR Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp is taking on a new name and look this year. The “2021 STFI Coaches Workshop and Certification” will take place December 3-5 and is limited to only 35 participants.  For details and registration information, email Jill@TexasBaseballRanch.com.”

 

Please call (936) 588-6762 or email us: info@texasbaseballranch.com
for more details or to sign up for any of these options.

 

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