Texas Glory Fast-Pitch Softball Club Mission Statement
BE YOUR BEST
Our teams routinely compete in the most prestigious events in the country. The Texas Glory Softball Club and coaching staffs strive to attract players and parents with these common interests:
- Promoting the game of fast-pitch softball.
- Creating an environment in which players can reach their full potential and achieve the self-confidence and positive self-esteem necessary to be successful both on and off the field.
- Developing individual skills and team tactics to enable players and/or teams to compete at the national level.
- Assisting all of our players in obtaining College scholarships.
The Texas Glory organization exists for the specific purpose of developing a competitive youth fast-pitch softball program whose goals are to develop players capable of competing at the highest levels in the country with the demonstrated skills necessary to earn a college scholarship. Our dedicated coaches and volunteer staff facilitate our athletes’ growth by conducting challenging practices and scheduling the highest level of competitive activity available. Reaching these goals must be accomplished within the proper framework, instilling character, self-esteem, confidence and sportsmanship.
Achievement of these lofty and worthwhile objectives within the appropriate environment can only be reached through the mature behavior and exemplary conduct of the coaches and parents of the Club. Their relationship with the players must be of the highest ethical and moral standards and be based upon concern and just principles that ensure equitable treatment will prevail in all circumstances.
An aggressive desire for victory combined with the procedural and graduated development of softball skills through exceptional coaching and advanced training techniques is of paramount importance. Additionally, everyone should realize that fast-pitch softball is only a game and is the forum we use to help our athletes mature into responsible adults.
THE GLORY WAY
12 Leadership Fundamentals
12 Mechanical Fundamentals
- Leave the world a little bit better than how you found it.
- Vision – a culture of excellence, enthusiasm, forgiveness, and teamwork will maximize our chances to reach our goals.
- Lead by example. Bench the ego and give your best effort now. No whining. No complaining. No excuses.
- Connect with empathy: don’t get mad, get curious!
- It takes courage – the strength of will to do what’s difficult – to get rid of both complacency and a person’s safety net. It takes courage to give your best effort right now to make self and teammates better. This becomes easier when you understand that your best effort is always good enough.
- Good values attract good people and good people make me better.
- Little things make the big things happen.
- Greatness and success are attainable by all.
- The carrot is mightier than the stick and half full is greater than half empty.
- Adversity is good for me as long as I literally survive.
- Patience and Faith hold it all together.
- Strive for perfection, but never expect it.
- Balance. Dynamic balance of hitters, fielders, pitchers, and base runners comes from emotional balance and good muscle memory.
- Good muscle memory: we strive to do the “little things” right every time. Make the Routine Routine
- Swing: short to it and long through it.
- Swing: palm up/palm down through extension.
- Swing: use the lower half. Transfer weight.
- Swing: work down to the ball.
- Bunting: just play catch. If it is not an easy catch, don't catch it
- You can throw the ball faster than you can run with it. Get rid of the ball.
- Throwing – aim small, miss small!. use both arms to maintain balance and line the body up to the target
- Throwing: Catching – Watch the ball into your glove.
- Base running – be aggressive – fail full speed
- Rhythm – Great athletes look athletic.
12 Mental Game Fundamentals|
- Softball is what we do; it is not who we are.
- Success is the peace of mind that comes from knowing you did your best. The Glory Way is all about giving your best effort now.
- Play to win – be aggressive and communicate with self and others in a positive manner.
- More communication is nonverbal than verbal. Act poised and upbeat.
- W.I.N.! The most important play in the game (or drill in practice) is this next one. Know when the play starts and finishes.
- Every baserunner’s objective: the next base. Be aggressve!
- The most important coach each player will ever have is herself. Coaches are teaching players how to coach themselves and be good at life, which (happily) includes softball.
- You are responsible for your behavior. You can control your readiness with both attitude and physiology, your plan of attack, and your focus.
- Each player has a dual role: coach and athlete. She coaches herself (and sometimes others) between pitches and switches to a trust/athlete mode when she steps into sacred space (e.g. batter’s box, engaged with pitching rubber, or pitcher winding up for everyone else).
- We want you to develop routines to get yourself into the right place at the right time with a specific, controllable objective.
- When in sacred space, laser focus on the task at hand and let it happen.
- Your best effort is tough to give, but if you are disciplined enough to design a plan to create an ideal performance state, commit to a plan of attack, and focus…and then execute that routine precisely, success is guaranteed. (B.E. = A.G.E.: Your best effort is always good enough.)
Since 2000 Texas Glory Has Built a Legacy of Succes
Over 200 athletes ages 7 through 18 playing on teams of all ages based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area|
Since 2000, 300+ Glory athletes have signed or have committed to play softball at the next level.
Ranked #10 Nationally in Final 2016 US Club Rankings
2016 16u USSSA Texas National Championships - Champions
2016 18u PGF Nationals - 13th
2016 18u USSSA Elite Select World FastPitch Championship - Runner Up
2016 14u USSSA Elite Select World FastPitch Championship - 5th
2016 11u USSSA Elite Select World FastPitch Champions
2016 Demarini Invitational - 3rd
2016 18u CO Fireworks Super 48 - 5th
2016 16u CO Fireworks Super 48 - 9th
2016 12u CO Sparkler - 5th
2016 16u Top Gun Invitational Champs
2016 16u Tulsa Elite Invitational - 3rd
2016 14u Tulsa Elite Invitational - 5th
2016 12u Triple Crown Texas State Champs
2016 Battle of National Powers CBS Sports Network Nationally Televised Game
2016 USSSA Elite Select Exhibition on CBS Sports Network
2016 12u IFA/VTD National Tournament Champs
2016 10u USSSA Texas B State Championship - 2nd
2016 PGF Nationals - 16u 9th, 18u 13th
2012 Glory Alum Chaley Brickey drafted into the NPF (PA Rebellion) - Glory’s 5th Pro Player
Shannon Rhodes (‘16, Oregon) selected to exclusive Louisville Slugger Hit Club (10 picked Nationally)
18 Glory Girls are 2016 TSWA All-State Selections
2 2016 PGF All-Americans
3 2016 FloSoftball All-Americans
6 2016 PGF Regional All-Americans
2016 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year
Ranked #7 Nationally in Final 2015 US Club Rankings
Ranked #3 Nationally in Final 16u 2015 US Club Rankings
3 Texas Glory teams finish top 10 at 2015 Triple Crown Nationals - 16u Naudin is 3rd, 18u Glory is 7th, 14u Glory is 8th
2015 16u Tulsa Elite Invitational Champions
2015 14u Tulsa Elite Invitational – 3rd
2015 12u ASA HOF Runner Up (2020 Glory)
2015 12u ASA HOF 4th (’03 Glory)
2015 18u Fireworks Super 64 – 5th
2015 Battle of National Powers CBS Sports Network Nationally Televised Game
2015 18u & 14u TPC Tx State Tournament – 3rd
2015 16u Colorado Sparker – 5th (14u Glory Futures)
2015 18u Triple Crown Sports North East Nationals - Runner Up
2015 18A ASA HOF – 4th
2015 16u USSSA Tx Nationals - 3rd
2015 Inaugural USA Elite Select 12A World Softball Championships - 7th
Ranked #5 Nationally in Final 2014 US Club Rankings
2014 - 18u Colorado Fireworks Super 64 Champions
2014 - 18u Triple Crown Nationals - 6th
2014 - Battle of National Powers CBS Sports Network Nationally Televised Game
Ranked #4 Nationally in Final 2013 US Club Rankings
2013 - 18u PGF Nationals & 18u CO Fireworks Super 64 - 3rd
2013 – 16u Triple Crown Nationals Runner Up, 18u – 9th
2013 – 18u CO Sparkler Champions
2013 – 16u ASA HOF Runner Up
2012/2013 - 14u & 10u Texas Challenge Champions
2013 – 10u VTD WS Champions
2012 – Ranked #11 Nationally by Triple Crown Sports at 18u and 4th Nationally at 16u.
2012 – ASA Gold Nationals - 4th
2012 – 16U Tulsa Elite Invitational Champs
2012 – 3 Glory Alum are playing Pro ball with the NPF Carolina Diamonds.
2011 – 16U PGF Nationals Runner Up, 18u - 9th & 14u - 7th
2011 – 18U Wilson/Demarini Invitational Champions
2011 – 16U CO Sparkler Runner Up
2011 – 14U Glory was 3rd at ASA HOF (Qualified for ASA Nationals) and 2nd at Colorado Fireworks
2011 – 12U Dallas Metro Champs
2011 – 8U USSSA World Series Champs & 8U VTD World Series Champs
2010 ESPN RIse Premier Nationals, 18U - 9th, 16U - 5th
2010 16U ASA HOF Champs
2009 ASA Gold Nationals - 13th & 33rd
2009 ASA HOF Gold National Qualifier Champions
2008 ASA HOF Gold National Qualifier Champions
2008 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year
2007 ASA Gold Nationals - 13th
2007 ASA Gold Sector 3 Champs
2006 Gold Nationals - 25th
2006 ASA Gold Sector 3 Champs
2005 16u ASA Nationals - 7th
2005 16u ASA Hall of Fame Runner Up
2005 18u TAAF State Champs
2004 16u ASA Nationals - 13th
2003 14u ASA Nationals - 9th
2003 14u CO Fireworks Champs
2002 12u AFA National Champs
2002 10u AFA National Champs
2002 12u ASA, USSSA & AFA State Champs
2001 10u ASA & USSSA State Champs