Quote of the Month

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
–Vince Lombardi

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Improve Your Pitch Selection Discipline with the HIP Stick

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HIP Stick

Judgment of the strike zone in softball and baseball is an all important skill required for batters to consistently succeed at hitting. Most coaches preach to their players to let bad pitches go but seldom do coaches have a way to teach them how to do this. The HIP Stick and the HIP Stick v2 (Patent Pending) are training devices that coaches can use to help teach their batters how to judge the horizontal plane of the strike zone.
Locating the pitch correctly in softball and baseball is an all important skill required for pitchers to consistently succeed at getting batters out.

The HIP Stick vP (Patent Pending) is a training device that coaches can use to help teach their pitchers and catchers where the best horizontal plane pitch locations are and to improve the pitcher’s ability to throw to these locations by providing targets for these locations during practices. MORE

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December 8, 2014 · 2:17 pm

Vince Lombardi: Football Coach

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”

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Michael Jordan: Basketball Player

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shoots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.”

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Epictetus: Greek Philosopher

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

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Lisa Dodd Inducted into High School Hall of Fame

 

 Dodd excelled in both soccer and softball at University City High School and led the Centurions to their first ever CIF title in softball while earning the Gatorade National Player of the Year award in softball her senior year.  She went on to become an All-American player at UCLA, a silver medalist with the USA Jr. National team, and a European Champion while playing professionally in Italy.  She is now an assistant coach for the USA National Team and the Head Coach at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.  For additional information on Lisa please click HERE.

To view a slide show of the ceremony click HERE.

To watch the induction ceremony video click HERE.

Congratulations to the UCHS Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

The following alumni are being recognized for their accomplishments beyond high school, and represent former students who have excelled in one of a variety of disciplines on a national or international level.
 
The 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees are:
Commander Joseph Ring USN (Class of 1991)
Captain – USN “Mustin”
 
Lieutenant Commander Paul Brantuas (Class of 1990) 
USN – Blue Angels Pilot
 
Lisa Dodd (Class of 2003)
National & International Softball Star
Current Softball Coach at UNLV

 

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Unknown:

“Don’t let anyone out train you.”

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Confucius: Chinese Philosopher

“Whenconfucius it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

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Thunder Finishes 5th at Florida World Series

The 2014 14U San Diego Thunder softball team ventured East recently to participate in the USSSA 'Road to Orlando' World Series held in Orlando, Florida, on July 20 through July 26.

The 2014 14U San Diego Thunder softball team ventured East recently to participate in the USSSA ‘Road to Orlando’ World Series held in Orlando, Florida, from July 20 through July 26, 2014. Thunder played teams from Florida, Georgia, Texas, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, and Rhode Island. The team returned home with some great memories and a 5th place trophy.

 

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Jim Casey: American Businessman

“We must keep our eyes on the distant horizon and at the same time master the day-to-day.”

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