California News Admin
Wed, February 7, 2024 at 10:25 AM
At Desert High School, the softball team is gearing up for an exciting season full of potential and high expectations. As the head coach, Coach Admin Admin has set clear goals for the team - to win the league championship and make a CIF playoff run. In order to achieve these goals, the team will need to work together as a cohesive unit and minimize errors. But with top returning players, new additions, and a focus on team chemistry and motivation, the Desert High School softball team is ready to take on the challenge. There are a few key players that stand out on the team. One of them is senior Eden Hewes who has been a first team all league player for the past three years and has been in the discussion for player of the year for the last two. Coach Admin praises her talent and leadership skills, and hopes to make her senior year one to remember. Another player to watch out for is Alayna Phillips, a junior transfer from Missouri. She brings a strong defensive presence and consistent hitting to the team. The team's success will also rely heavily on their team captains. Coach Admin looks for players who demonstrate leadership skills on and off the field. Eden Hewes is a returning captain, and there are several juniors vying for the role. The team's chemistry and camaraderie will also be essential to their success. Coach Admin's approach is to be open, honest, and direct with her players. She sets clear expectations and holds them accountable, while also emphasizing the importance of keeping drama off the field. In order to push her players to their full potential, Coach Admin focuses on positive reinforcement and not making a big deal out of mistakes. She believes this is crucial in player development. However, one challenge the team faces every year is getting players to attend practices during the preseason. With many of the girls participating in multiple sports, balancing their schedules can be a challenge. The team's schedule this season is packed with 20 games, 14 of which are league games. Coach Admin notes that schools like Cal City, Boron, Rosamond, Bishop, and Kern Valley always provide tough competition. Despite these challenges, Coach Admin maintains a consistent coaching style - prioritizing defense and emphasizing the importance of being thinkers on the field. Team chemistry and communication are also emphasized in the team's training and conditioning program. Sprinting is a key component, even though it may not be a favorite among the players. But seeing the results of their hard work on the field