Boomer Elmsdale
Tue, February 20, 2024 at 04:02 AM
As the new season approaches, Christian High School's varsity softball team is gearing up for success under the guidance of Coach George Gentry. With a strong focus on teamwork and a determined mindset, the team has their sights set on achieving their goals for the year. Coach Gentry's primary goal for the team this season is to win the Eastern League and make it to at least the semi-finals of Division 2 CIF. This is no easy feat, but with the talent and determination of his players, he believes it can be achieved. The key to success, according to Coach Gentry, is for the team to play as a cohesive unit, with each player fulfilling their specific role on the field. The team is fortunate to have a number of returning players this season, including five juniors and three sophomores. These players have already proven themselves on the field and bring valuable experience to the team. One of the standout returning players is a junior transfer from El Capitan who brings leadership and a strong skillset to the team. Additionally, there is a promising freshman pitcher who is expected to have an immediate impact on the team's young pitching staff. When it comes to choosing team captains, Coach Gentry looks for players who possess not only strong on-field skills but also exceptional leadership qualities. While he did not reveal any specific players, he mentioned that the team is currently in the process of selecting their captains for the season. Team chemistry and camaraderie are crucial for any successful team, and Coach Gentry has plans to build on this with his young players. He hopes to foster a positive and supportive environment where players can build relationships and trust each other on the field. To push his players to their full potential, Coach Gentry implements challenging workouts that encourage each player to go beyond their perceived limits. He believes that pushing his team to work harder than they think they are capable of will ultimately lead to success on the field. Preparing for this season has not been without its challenges, with only nine days of training before their first game, and more than half of those being on weekends. However, the team has been working hard to make the most out of their limited time and prepare themselves for the challenges ahead. The team's schedule for the season sees them facing tough opponents, including four Division 1 teams in their first ten games. These games will undoubtedly be a test for the team, but they are looking forward to the challenge and are determined to come out on top.