This year we opted for something a little different than the dramatic and tried to capture a bit of the softball vibe in Jefferson City. The girls as always we’re a blast to work with. And it’s been an amazing four years full of “Good Times”.
OK kids – I know you’ve been waiting awhile, but now that the season is done, videos completed, awards celebration complete – the photos are posted. You’ll find them in the gallery as usual.
Now folks – the photos are provided for the girls and their families – in no way shape or form should you feel entitled to use these images on your website or for commercial purposes without getting my written permission.
Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me.
Just finished another video project. Pretty simple edit, but lots of fun never-the-less. Shot on the Canon 7d and Sony Nxcam, assembled with Adobe Premiere. Huge thanks to the coaches and girls for allowing me into their world for a bit. I had a blast with you all. All the best and GO LADY JAYS!
It’s been a busy month… P90x as usual.
I overhauled the ole ’70 GTO. High compression heads, aggressive cam and everything that goes with it. The car just screams now – not a chance it’ll hook up.
Baseball galore, practice and games. And summer softball is getting underway too.
Lady Jays Pancake breakfast earlier in the month and Sheri is busy putting together the Jays Baseball Banquet. Not much has spilled onto my plate, but I got a few extra to-do out of the deal. She’s doing all the hard work along with Joyce.
And finally, I built two more websites this month to boot. The Lady Jays Softball got a new site: http://www.ladyjaysoftball.com and late today we just launched a new website for Jay’s Baseball: http://www.jaybaseball.com, still a little work in progress. Yes – they like black.
Oh yeah – I went to work in between all this too. Yeah, I’m whining, but honestly, I like busy.
What a wonderful evening last night at the softball banquet. From one parent to another, well done junior parents, I know it was a ton of work and in the end it was executed with the same precision the Varsity team executed throughout their season!
It was a bit of an emotional night, as most of these events are, but there was something special in the air; no doubt brought about by 8 seniors who clinched JC’s first ever state softball title. But it wasn’t all about them or the title, and they’d be the first to tell you that. All you had to do was look around a room full of folks: teammates, managers, coaches, childhood coaches, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, administration staff and the list goes on. It was a team effort and and extended team at that.
As I sat in the back of the room, listening to the coaches, speakers and most importantly, the players; I couldn’t help but wish I had a group of up and coming 12 year old athletes listening to this.
Teams are family, close family, important family, involved family, the type of family you rely on, the kind of family you need to achieve a large goal. Sometimes it just happens, but many coaches and teams often work at developing it. It’s about far more than friendship and for those teams who achieve it, the rewards are priceless.
Reliance, work ethic, focus, and the list goes on. To achieve big things is to dream big, work hard, stay the course, and rely on one another. Do those things, do them everyday with purpose and the reward can be yours.
Congratulations everyone, it’s been a truly spectacular ride for all of you.
I finally managed to carve out a photos section on this site for the Jefferson City Lady Jays Softball teams. Parents and players, feel free to download them as you like, if you get stuck just ask me at the games or you can email me here.
This year will be different for me… as a parent in transition, both of my kids are freshman this year and entering high school sports programs. And my role in youth sports, as far as they’re concerned is diminishing. It’s time for new coaching, new ideas and new opportunities, specifically, it’s time for them to step up and take on sports without the safety net or the baggage of their parents. So for me, I’ve decided not to blog or get over involved… instead I’m just going to silently support my kids and their teams and help them tell their story through the lens of my camera. I intend to remain involved at some level with youth sports and will likely continue the occasional blog post when the mood strikes. And I plan to get actively involved again, after my kids have had their moment… I think that’s how it should be and that season of change has arrived.