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Editor’s note: OCVarsity is publishing messages as well as memories from Orange Area instructors, athletes as well as others who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis. Details concerning this job can be found below. This is a message from Edison softball train Jeremy Barnes to his group. 2020 Edison High College Varsity Softball Team,
If a person would certainly have told me at the beginning of the academic year that the softball period would be stopped due to a pandemic, I would certainly have never believed them. No words can explain the predicament that you, your households and also particularly the emotions that the seniors are undergoing currently.
When I initially discovered of the season being terminated, I had a bunch of stuff going through my head as well as everything resulted in one concern: Just how am I mosting likely to describe to these young ladies that the period mores than? The basic but hardest solution was ahead right out and also inform you. That is one of the hardest things I have needed to do.
Even though I am incredibly saddened by the period being terminated, I am much more sad for the four elders. This is meant to be your year to make memories of your in 2014 of high college — — whether it is playing softball, mosting likely to prom, elderly night, any kind of other elderly activity that I might be missing as well as particularly college graduation.
I have actually belonged of this program for time, and this being my initial year as head instructor, I had to take care of expectations. At our initial conference I informed you that I will provide you one hundred percent and even more and also in return I anticipate the same from you. That established the assumption, as well as with your effort and also devotion you surpassed those expectations with flying shades.
We will never understand exactly how the period would have ended, but what I can claim is that you had fun with your hearts and also minds. You never ever surrendered in any type of game and you played every inning up until the last out was played. You all had a work to do and also you did it superbly.
I have actually considered all of you as part of my family as well as you will always be near as well as dear to my heart. Despite the circumstances that are out there. You are all solid and brave young girls. Because of this, we will all make it through this together.
To every one of the returners, myself and also Coach Mike are so thankful to have such an outstanding team of girls returning. If you have learned anything from this pandemic it is resiliency. You are resistant and also you will certainly return stronger than ever before, since you conquered a huge challenge as well as adjusted to it.
To the senior citizens, it has actually been an honor for myself and Coach Mike for you to permit us to be a component of this phase of your life in the last 4 years. I have actually reached see you all expand up, from playing South Huntington Coastline Girls Fastpitch Softball/Fountain Valley Girls Fastpitch Softball, traveling sphere and via senior high school.
This is the moment for you to open up another chapter in your life as you go on to university. I am so honored of each one of you and also I can not wait to turn on the TELEVISION and also see you playing softball in college. Constantly bear in mind, as leaders we lead by instance, which makes it easier for others to follow.
I am hoping that this moment will certainly pass faster than later on as well as we can return on the area doing what we love. With that said said, I will certainly leave you with this quote from one of the best coaches of all time, John Wooden.
“Be more worried with your character than with your reputation, due to the fact that your personality is what you really are, while your reputation is simply what others think you are.”
Up until then, stay healthy and balanced, strong as well as resistant.
Edison High School University Softball Head Coach