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What can I do now to prepare myself to become a all star softball player?

Hi my name is trina I'm a middle schooler at davis. I play softball and would like to know what i can do to be on the next level of playing softball. #sports #softball #college #athletics #career-counseling #career

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Eduarda’s Answer

Hi Trina. How are you? My name is Eduarda and I am a softball lover and a team sports enthusiast.
First of all you need to have a purpose, the size of your purpose will be the size of the commitment and discipline you need to have.
Always believe that you are capable and go after, not give up... Then you need to train hard, do the drills. Here in Brazil we call the exercises of repetition of defense movements. I don't know if you call it that, too?!
Do enough exercise to withstand the games in a row and to watch out for injury, T-batting to perfect batting movement.
For all team sports also do a lot of teamwork. In and OUT of the field
Not giving up when you miss or loss a game, remember that mistakes are part of the learning process. Also remember that you are part of a team and your team is there to help you and complete. Nobody wins alone and no one loses alone.
Discipline, dedication, knowing that in some moments you will have to give up certain things to train ... Focus, priority.
So I can help you more tell me a little bit about you? What's your position? Why did you choose Softboll? I'd be happy to help you.
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Jenna’s Answer

To get better at what you do- keep practicing! If you have the opportunity to play in an off-season team or select team, do it. If you can, look for a private coach or someone who can help you refine your technique and mental and physical conditioning. There might be online videos or instruction that would be helpful, as well. If you're looking for a career, you can also explore college teams and what professional opportunities are available. Most important, don't let your education slide -concentrate on your grades or you may cut yourself off from other opportunities. Good luck!
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James Constantine’s Answer

Greetings, Trina from San Jose, this is James from the Gold Coast. You've expressed a desire to elevate your softball skills as a middle schooler at Davis. You're seeking advice on how to advance to the next level in softball.

Transforming into a top-notch softball player demands commitment, determination, and a love for the game. It's a challenging path that involves a blend of natural talent, skills enhancement, physical fitness, and mental resilience. In this detailed guide, we'll delve into the steps and considerations for a Davis student aiming to become a professional softball player.

1. Enhancing Skills and Technique:
To make it as a professional softball player, it's essential to hone fundamental skills and techniques in the game. This involves perfecting throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and fielding. Regular practice sessions focusing on these skills are vital. Joining a local softball team or league can offer opportunities to gain experience and refine skills through regular gameplay.

2. Physical Fitness and Conditioning:
Softball is a physically taxing sport that demands athletes to be in peak shape. Building strength, speed, agility, and stamina are crucial for success on the field. Regular cardiovascular exercises like running or swimming can help enhance overall fitness levels. Also, incorporating strength training exercises targeting the core, upper body, and lower body muscles can boost performance and prevent injuries.
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DIETETICS TO ACHIEVE OPTIMUM NUTRITION - IF THE BODY CANNOT
MAKE THE MOEITY, SUPPLY IT IN THE CORRECT AMOUNT
[ORTHOMOLECULAR NUTRITION]
Professor Linus Pauling

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MISSION: TO EMPOWER HUMAN BEINGS
ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL PRINCIPLES
AMELIORATING SICKNESS ~ RESTORING HEALTH
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FOOD increases NUTRIENTS increases ACADEMIC / PHYSICAL
PERFORMANCES

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0.0 Water 33 milliliters / kilogram body weight / day. Preferentially boiled to eliminate toxic chlorine. Can be filtered to eliminate toxic residues. Add lemon juice.

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1.0 Vegetable Plant Foods Low in Carbohydrates:-
Leafy Green Salad Vegetables like Sprouts, Lettuce and
Kale. Spinach = too much oxalate. Carrot, Pumpkin.
Make them into smoothies. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!
Kelp Seaweed has iodine to make T3 and T4.
{tri-iodothyronine and thyroxine}
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2.0 Energy from Low Glycemic Index Carbohydrate
Plant Foods Starchy Legumes, Sweet Potato, Peas,
Humous, Low sugar unripe fruits like bananas,
strawberries, blueberries. Only choose Pumpernickel
Rye Bread. Use the dark unrefined versions of pasta
and grain foods. Use highest fiber breakfast cereals
with no added sugar or salt. Choose brown rice over
the white version.
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3.0 Protein Foods for brain amino-acids-------->;
NEUROTRANSMITTERS / MEMORY. Try to get half
of your intake of 75 grams of protein a day from
VEGETARIAN PROTEIN COMPLEMENTATION:
THINGS LIKE A.B.C [Almonds, Brazils, Cashews]
or Legumes and Grain. Dairy and Soy Products.
Fish that is oily like Cod. Five fish meals a week.
Less chicken and meat - little bits in small protein
snacks.
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4.0 Lipids For example Nuttelex, Vegetarian Oils:
Fresh Palm Oil, Tahini, Wheat Germ Oil, Fish Oil,
1 teaspoon Cod Liver Oil a day.
Nut Milks. Nuts and seeds, AVOID DRIED FRUIT.

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5.0
Vitamins
A1 is Retinol in Cod Liver Oil, Leafy green vegetables (Kale, Spinach [has oxalate], Broccoli), Orange and Yellow Vegetables (Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin and other winter Squash, summer Squash),Tomatoes. Red bell pepper.
Cantaloupe, Mango, Beef Liver. Oily Fish, Milk. Eggs.

B1 is Thiamine in Wholegrain Breads, Cereals, Pork and Yeast Extract.

B2 is Riboflavin in Eggs, Organ Meats (Kidneys and Liver), Lean Meats, and Milk. Some Vegetables also contain riboflavin. Grains and Cereals are fortified with riboflavin in the United States and many other countries

B3 is Niacin in Red Meat, Beef, Beef Liver, Pork. Poultry. Fish. Brown Rice. Fortified Cereals and Breads. Nuts, Seeds. Legumes. Bananas

B4 is Adenine in Dried Grass, Peanuts, Wheat Germ, Pork Brain and Pork Kidney. Amongst the grains tested white corn and hulled oats were definitely superior.

B5 is Pantothenic Acid in Red Meat: Beef, Beef Liver, Pork. Poultry. Fish. Brown Rice. Fortified Cereals and Breads. Nuts, Seeds, Legumes. Bananas.

B6 is Pyridoxine in Beef Liver. Tuna. Salmon. Fortified Cereals. Chickpeas. Poultry; also some vegetables and fruits, especially Dark Leafy Greens, Bananas, Papayas, Oranges, and Cantaloupe.

B7 or H is Biotin in Egg, Liver, Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Milk, Avocado, Spinach, Bananas, Nuts, Sunflower Seed, Broccoli, Egg Yolks,
Pork, Peanuts, Cauliflower, Legume, Beef, Tomatoes, Tuna, Meat, Almond,
Walnut, Oatmeal.

B8 is Inositol naturally occurs in foods such as fruits, beans, grains and nuts. Your body can also produce inositol from the carbohydrates you eat. However, research suggests that additional inositol in the form of supplements may have numerous health benefits.

B9 or M is Folate in Dark green leafy vegetables (Turnip Greens, Spinach [has oxalate], Romaine Lettuce, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli); Beans, Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds. Fresh Fruits, Fruit Juices, Whole Grains, Liver, Aquatic foods.

B12 is Cyanocobalamin in Milk and milk products are good sources. Many ready-to-eat breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin B12. Fish and red meat are excellent sources of vitamin B12. Poultry and eggs also contain vitamin B12.
D3 is Cholecalciferol comes mainly from animal sources such as Liver and Oily Fish including Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel and Herring. Egg yolks are also an excellent source of D3. You will get around 10 per cent of your daily needs in each egg.

E [8 isomers]; tocols and tocotrienols, each has 4 members alpha, beta, gamma and delta. Found in Sunflower Seed, Avocado,
Almond, Spinach, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Broccoli, Kiwi, Wheat Germ oil, Mango, Egg, Sunflower oil, Wheat Germ, Tomatoes,
Almonds, Sweet Potato, Bell Pepper, Nuts, Leafy Greens, Seeds, Vegetable oil, Pine Nuts, Olive oil, Oils.

K3 is Menadione in Spinach [high in oxalate], Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Nattō, Collard, Cabbage, Curly Kale, Leafy vegetables, Kiwi,
Parsley, raw Blueberries, Lettuce, Egg, Turnip, Egg Yolk, Kale, Soybeans,
Mustard Greens, Pumpkin, Turnip Greens, Avocado, Sauerkraut, Soybean oil

Preferentially from foods.
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/

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6.0 Calcium from the cheeses on your pizzas!
You Are Allowed Pepperoni!
Magnesium {Richest Source RICE BRAN}
Zinc from oysters!

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7.0 AVOID sugar, honey, jams, treacle, table salt
(sodium chloride), use potassium chloride -
more intense flavor, so use less. AVOID alcohol, stimulants, drugs,
soft drinks.
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3. Securing Quality Coaching:
Collaborating with seasoned coaches who possess a profound understanding of the game can significantly benefit aspiring softball players. Coaches can offer guidance on technique refinement, strategic decision-making, and mental preparation. They can also provide valuable feedback and help pinpoint areas for improvement. Joining a reputable softball club or seeking private coaching sessions can provide access to quality coaching resources.

4. Engaging in Competitive Leagues and Tournaments:
To gain exposure and showcase skills to potential recruiters or scouts, participating in competitive leagues and tournaments is crucial. These events often attract college coaches and professional scouts on the lookout for talented players. By performing well in these settings, players increase their chances of being noticed by higher-level teams or organizations.

5. Balancing Academics and Athletics:
As a Davis student, it's important to maintain a balance between academics and athletics. Excelling in the classroom is crucial for future opportunities, including college scholarships. Time management skills are essential to ensure that both academic and athletic commitments are met. Seeking support from teachers, coaches, and mentors can assist in managing this balance effectively.

6. Pursuing College Softball Opportunities:
Playing softball at the collegiate level can offer valuable exposure and development opportunities. Researching and targeting colleges with robust softball programs can increase the chances of receiving scholarships or being recruited by top-tier teams. Attending college showcases and camps can also help players get noticed by college coaches.

7. Showcasing Skills through Highlight Videos:
Creating a highlight video showcasing individual skills, game footage, and achievements can be an effective way to capture the attention of recruiters or scouts who may not be able to attend live games or tournaments. These videos should be well-edited, concise, and highlight the player's strengths and abilities.

8. Building a Strong Network:
Networking within the softball community can open doors to various opportunities. Attending clinics, camps, and workshops allows players to connect with coaches, athletes, and industry professionals who can provide guidance and support throughout their journey. Building relationships with teammates, coaches, and mentors can also lead to valuable recommendations or referrals.

9. Mental Preparation and Resilience:
Softball is not only physically demanding but also mentally challenging. Developing mental toughness, resilience, and a positive mindset is crucial for success in high-pressure situations. Engaging in mental preparation techniques such as visualization, goal-setting, and mindfulness can help athletes perform at their best when it matters most.

10. Continual Improvement and Adaptation:
The journey to becoming a professional softball player requires continuous improvement and adaptation to new challenges. Seeking feedback from coaches, analyzing performance, identifying areas for growth, and working on weaknesses are essential for progress. Staying up-to-date with the latest training techniques, strategies, and advancements in the sport can also give players a competitive edge.

To sum up, becoming a professional softball player as a Davis student involves a combination of skill development, physical fitness, mental resilience, networking, and continuous improvement. By following these steps and dedicating oneself to the sport, aspiring athletes increase their chances of achieving their goal.

Top 3 Authoritative Reference Publications or Domain Names Used:
1. NCAA (www.ncaa.org)
2. USA Softball (www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball)
3. Softball Excellence (www.softballexcellence.com)

May God bless you,
JCF.
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