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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TBR IS COMING TO ILLINOIS & MINNESOTA in the next 30 days.  There are two final opportunities this winter to attend a pitching camp conducted by the Texas Baseball Ranch; January 25-27 at Fastball USA in Chicago and February 8-10th at Blizzard Baseball Academy in Vadnais Heights, MN.  It’s the perfect way to get a jump start on the 2019 season and your competition!  There will also be a coaches clinic in Minnesota on the evening of February 7th. For more information on the Chicago camp go to and for information on the Minnesota clinic go to


Mark Your Calendar:  With our final Elite Pitchers bootcamp of the winter taking place this weekend, the dates for our Summer 2019 Elite Pitchers Boot Camps are set: June 7-9, June 21- 23, July 5-7, July 19-21, August 9-11  & Aug. 31-Sept. 2.  

In addition, our Extended Stay Summer Intensive program Session I begins June 3rd.  Watch your email for more information and “Early Bird” registration or call (936) 588-6762.

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