By: Olivia Nesbit
Pueblo County’s softball team begins practicing for the season during the summer. These “Summer Workouts” are optional, but they are beneficial for the girls to attend during the offseason.
If you are interested in playing softball at a professional level, or if you would like to improve your softball skills in preparation for the regular season, you should attend as many as possible. I have been playing softball for a long time and I can honestly say that the more work you put in, the better you will play. It is especially important to get work in on your own and not just during regular practices.
The physical side of softball is not the only thing you should be working on. More than 50% of the game is mental. Working on your mental toughness and strength will most likely improve your performance in the long term. Softball is not just about how fast you can throw a runner out, or how far you can hit, it is also about how you are able to handle losing and/or being in tough game situations. Being mentally strong can be harder for some than it is for others, but the outcome is that you are prepared for the long innings and tied ball games.
The coaches at PCHS do a great job of helping you prepare mentally and physically for the upcoming season. They also hold you accountable for your own actions and will not put up with you if you have a bad attitude, especially when it starts to affect your performance or your teammates performance. I am very excited to continue playing here at PCHS and to see where next season takes us!