The best leaders are the players who lead by example, says USA softball star Jennie Finch. Giving your best, day in and day out, especially during those challenging games, is the way to earn the respect of your teammates.
As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words — but words are important, too. Communication is one of the most important aspects of softball, Jennie says. Simply calling out the number of outs during a tense inning can make a big impact.
And remember: You can’t control the umpire, your coaches or your teammates, but you can control your effort and your attitude.
Check out Jennie’s advice for establishing yourself as a team leader.