Boomer Elmsdale
Mon, February 19, 2024 at 02:02 AM . California
Heading into the upcoming baseball season, Coach Travis Tomsen of Beaumont High School has big goals for his team. As a first-year head coach, Travis is eager to lead his players towards success and provide a preview of what to expect this season. In an exclusive interview, Coach Tomsen shared his insights on the team's goals, returning players, potential new players, and much more. Starting with his main focus as a coach, Coach Tomsen emphasized taking one game at a time and playing the game their way. He wants his team to maintain their focus and not let any moment, big or small, dictate their approach. His ultimate goals for the season include perseverance and selflessness, regardless of how success is measured. When asked about the top returning players from last season, Coach Tomsen highlighted the fact that it depends on the situation. He has players who excel in different aspects of the game, with each player having their own shining moments. This diversity and versatility among his players will prove to be a valuable asset for the team this season. As for the new players, Coach Tomsen is excited about the young talent joining the varsity team this year. He believes they will bring a lot of positive impact and he can't wait to see their growth and development, as well as their roles on the team. When it comes to choosing team captains, Coach Tomsen looks for qualities such as integrity, selflessness, positivity, and grit. He has a few seniors in mind who possess these qualities and are leading the team by example. Team chemistry and camaraderie are crucial aspects for a successful team, and for Coach Tomsen, it all starts with keeping the game fun. While putting in the work to improve every day, he ensures that the game remains enjoyable for his players. The team also participates in community service projects to strengthen their bond, while they all share a common goal - to win. Motivating players to push themselves to their full potential can be a challenge for any coach. However, Coach Tomsen draws on their past successes and experiences to remind them that they've done it before and can do it again. He also reminds them that baseball is a game of failure and learning from those failures is the key to success. One of the biggest challenges in preparing for this season has been field work, mainly due to the frequent rain.