Process…”a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end”.
Many things in life include a process. Success does not happen in the blink of an eye. You must work hard and endure pain and happiness to get the goal you set out to achieve. For Tennessee State softball, that is what we strive towards.
A collegiate softball season is usually around 50 to 60 games. This is a marathon. There are teams that can practice outside all year long and there are teams that must practice inside due to climate. College softball programs are at different levels all around America. You’ve got well known softball programs and then you have programs that are up and coming. But one thing they all have in common is a process.
As a player of a school who is up and coming, our process is extremely important. We have players and coaches working their butts off for a straight five months. We have 6 a.m. weights, along with 2 a days in the beginning of the season and three hour long practices.We play 3-5 games per weekend along with games throughout the week. It is not a sprint.
Our team believes in the steps we must take in order to achieve our goals at the end of the year. This may include extra hours of work, extra studying, not playing as much as others…I could go on for hours. But once your team buys into the process, it’s an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and joy.
My softball team continues to make me want to work harder for them and our program. These woman have such poise and tenacity to overcome this process. We will become a program that is well known around America…all it takes is a process.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” -Ecclesiastes3:1