Homer Mariner Softball-2015


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Practice starts March 16th- please get your paperwork done ahead of time if it is not current

March 16-22nd - Practice is 3:30-5pm, Saturday 10am

March 23rd to 27th - Practice 6:30-8, Friday also at 2-3:30, Saturday-TBD

March 30-April 3rd - Practice 5-6:30pm, Saturday - TBD

See "Schedule" for Games


Pick-Click-Give for the Mariner Softball Foundation-Follow instructions in Fund Raising

Pledge to Play Positively - - We could win $2500 if enough people do this!!!, Just click

Aries Team Store for Practice Gear

flyer of gear that is available

Tom Hansen's Mental Toughness Quiz

Schedules are filling in

Fun Article: Ted Williams vs Joan Joyce


Tsunami Pitching - Sundays or anytime by yourself

Friday- FOL on the Turf

Friday , February 27th, 3:30pm-5pm, Turf field for throwing and fielding

Sunday- 3/1

Tampa- Uniforms- 2pm- My house + $25 for Anchorage Hotel on return.

Tsunami- Batting- 3-4pm

Tsunami - Pitching- 4-5pm


1 Week to get ready for Tampa- Use the time wisely


THE Six important words from Parents


The USA Women's National Team- could this be you sometime?


Concession Responsibilities

Thanks to all that have gone before

March 5  11:30 - 4:30   (this is during school and regions tournament)
11:30 - 1
1:00 - 2:30
2:30 - 4:30

also we have to help with regions basketball hospitality room for coaches and refs (approximately 30 - 40) and we are working with baseball during the lunch time on March 5. (food needs to be there by 11)  I need 2 parents to be in charge of this. (they will work with 2 parents from baseball)  They will be responsible for finding parents to bring food, set up the food, and clean up area at the end (home ec room)



New Forms: ....Behavior.......Medical Liability

Tsunami Game Changer Site

Game Schedule

March 10th- Berkley Prep at 4pm

March 11th - Dixie Hollins at 6pm

March 12th - Admiral Farragut Academy@4pm with picnic to follow by their parents-Gift Exchange too

We will be practicing with AFA and their coach Linda Derk

March 13th- Lakewood at 6:30pm

We have scheduled an optional softball trip for interested players this spring break. It is a remarkable opportunity.

We will leave Sunday morning, March 8th at 12:35am on Alaska Flight 108 to Seatlle and then on to Tampa on Flight 774, arriving 5:30pm

Lodging will be at the Magnuson Marina Hotel, 6 nights at $98/night ($588)- This includes Breakfast and Lunch

Each day will include 2-4 hours of practice and one game. They provide, fields, balls, umpires.

We will receive Expert Instruction from Cindy Bristow and possibly Michelle Smith (interview)

There will be time for the Beach, Busch Gardens and either college softball and/or Major League Spring Training Games.

Flight back will be Saturday, March 14th, Alaska Airlines 775 and 89, arriving Anchorage at Midnight with an overnight in Anchorage ( not collected for at this time)


Players (as of 2/21):

Larsen, Malina, Kayla, MaryHana, Mags, Pam, Elsie, Izabelle, PK, McKi, Jenna, Riley, Annali, Isabel, Kyla, Kelly, Jordan

Adults: Bill, Lisa, Bonnie, Sharon, Allen, Kristin.

In Preparation for meeting Cindy- I am posting one of her Pet Peeves in her own words. ( mine too, actually)

  1. I Work Harder Than You – As someone who gives tons of lessons every week, this is my biggest pet peeve! I love to work hard, but when it comes to making you better, I don’t feel like I should be working harder at it than you. After all, it’s YOUR lesson. I’m not talking about players that make mistakes during lessons, or aren’t feeling good or might be sore – all of those things are normal and will happen throughout a season. I’m talking about the player that comes to lessons without any of the 3 E’s – Energy or Enthusiasm or Effort. They just complain the entire time, about how hot it is (its summer in Florida!), how bad they’re doing, how bad their team is, or how tired they are. I won’t let them complain, but I also won’t allow myself to work harder at getting them better than they’re working at it. I know you’re not that player, but start being more aware of your 3 E’s; your Energy, your Effort & your Enthusiasm and bring all of them with you everywhere you go – including lessons!

BTW- if you are not getting her free updates from Softballexcellence.com, you are missing a valuable free resource.


Excel - Enjoy - Evolve


Players Guide to watching Softball on TV


Why it is important to watch sports on TV

Practice without progress is meaningless

Practice without Intensity is an insult to your teammates

Reaching for Excellence

Thank our sponsors, they help make it all possible

And Thanks to our Parents for support

If you have a plan for improvement, have you put it in motion?

Control what you can control-effort, intensity, focus, self-critique

See "Swing" pictures in photos




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