Monday, March 7, 2016

Practice Schedule

** Depending on weather, practice will either be...
Inside @ 6:45...or
Outside @ 3:00

Mon. 4/4 Inside @ 6:45
Tues. 4/5 TBD
Wed. 4/6 TBD
Thurs. 4/7 TBD
Fri. 4/8  Game @ AVC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

"We really pride ourselves in controlling the things we can control. The two things we preach that you can control are your effort and your attitude."    - TCU Head Coach...Jim Schlossnagle

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Break Workouts

Remember...we will be three weeks behind all the other teams in our league when we return from vacation. Do everything in your power to be in peak shape when you return.

All Players

  • Toss daily
  • Run every day 
Pitchers: Goals for vacation...

  • 6 Bullpens - work up to 70 pitches by the end of break
  • 6 long tosses 
  • Run

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vince Lombardi

Coach Rossi brings you some quotes from The Green Bay Packers famous iconic coach, Vince you've likely heard - albeit as the generally acknowledged incorrect version.....its proper version.....and one that you've probably never heard that I particularly like.

Coach Lombardi is credited with the statement "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing".

In a professional sport setting, it isn't a stretch to think he actually said this to his players to motivate them, but the version considered more accurate is "Winning isn't everything, but making the effort to win is".

The quote from him that I find particularly motivational is this one:

"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence!"

Coach Brandes and I do not expect anyone to be perfect - no one is - but if we all make the effort to achieve perfection - without letting frustration get to us - then we will raise the quality of our game over time.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Will to Win

Another quote to ponder from Coach Rossi

Bobby Knight, the famous (or infamous depending upon your point of view) basketball coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, Texas Tech Red Raiders and Army Black Knights won over 900 Division 1 games and three National Titles (all with Indiana) during his career.

He expressed this thought about the Will to Win

"The key is not the "will to win" ...everybody has that. It is the will to prepare that is important."

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Welcome and Famous (or Infamous) Quotes

Welcome to another season of Lake Placid Blue Bomber Baseball. Last year's Sectional Title is to be savored but it also to be placed on the mantle for another time in your life. A new season brings with it new hopes, new challenges - and new goals.

Coach Brandes and I are excited for the new season to unfold and for the possibilities it will bring. As part of my role, I will primarily use this blog to share famous quotes with you - some from athletes - and some not - but all with a purpose of helping you gain insight into yourselves about the challenges and joys of sport....and life.

Happy reading!

-- Coach Rossi

This particular quote seems to fit as we transition from hockey and hoops to baseball........

"It is not the critic that matters, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short from time to time because there can be no accomplishment or even effort without error and shortcomings, who knows great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows the high achievement of triumph, or who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall NEVER be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory or defeat.

-- President Teddy Roosevelt