Softball season is here! We enter this season with a target on our backs. Teams were finalized on Wednesday and it has been nothing but excitement over at Oak Forest. Last year we finished 19-0 in conference, won our regional and unfortunately lost a heart breaker in sectionals. We are preseason ranked 19th in the state! We are back and out for blood! (competitive Lindsay is the complete opposite of daily Lindsay).
We have an extremely talented group of girls this year. We were talking/reminiscing as a staff about how it feels start a season, the nerves, the excitement, the what ifs. I think being on the coaching side causes a bit more of the nerve feeling. The other coaches are girls I grew up playing summer ball with. One ended up playing at UIC, the other at Bradley and me at Loyola.We know what it takes to make it to that next level, and we have girls who want to get there. Sometimes I think we are more excited than the girls. We are constantly asking ourselves if we are doing enough. We all had successful careers and great coaches, how do we make sure we are giving them the same experience. With anything, you hope that what you’ve practiced and preached rolls over into their performance.
It has only been three days, but I see big things in our future.
Man, do I miss playing!