Re: Hummm, just something different on a Thursday, but how do you build a successful team??
Well the way I see it, you have to have a **** good leader(coach). One that doesn't have any friends when it comes to making lineups and putting people on the field. A Coach that will be bold enough to make a decision and stand by it even if it backfires. You also have to recruit players that are team oriented. Players that don't mind hitting the ball to right field to score runner on second and third wiht one out...as opposed to trying to burn the shortstop(normally the baddest position player on the field). The last thing is the players you begin with should be the ones you end with. You have to put some faith in your role players. So many teams spend time all year picking up players that are hot this week and letting go players that are off the next week that that they never have a time to bond. I say get your 12 to 15 or whatever number guys and roll with them through thick and thin. So that's what I've learned in only about 3 years of playing BASA softball.