Well, everyone should be fit. But, according to Tim Baghurst, Ph.D, it is especially important for coaches as they are role models for young athletes. You can read his interesting article on the topic brought to us by our friends at TruSport.
Our partner, the American Baseball Foundation, held their annual banquet and Hall of Famer Jim Rice was the star. From the ABF Press Release:
Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Rice riveted Central Alabama baseball enthusiasts as he recounted his sixteen-year, Major League career. Noting that even though he played both basketball and football better than baseball in his native Anderson, South Carolina, he eventually opted for baseball for the potential length of career and by virtue of having been chosen in the 1st round of the 1971 amateur draft.
Jim attributed his success in hitting through having developed the ability to hit with home run power to all fields. He added that to be a good hitter at the highest level, the athlete had to been able to hit “bad” pitches, that is pitches that were thrown in difficult locations to hit. He stated that his ability to work diligently on the practice field until all had abandoned it was a key to his success.
Jim was introduced by ex MLB first baseball and Birmingham resident, Jack Baker. Jack had played with Jim in the minor leagues. He noted that Jim had excelled at all levels, denoting to his fellow athletes that he was destined to become a major league star.
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Want to read something that will motivate you, and will take you away from the anger and divisiveness swirling around our world today? The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke has just the prescription with his moving story about the Lucerne Valley High School basketball team that doesn’t win a lot of games, but will win your heart.