Jessica Pistole, Head Coach for San Diego Softball, talks about how to help a freshman player transition into college athletics and academics. Pistole touches on two big aspects she’s seen freshmen struggle with:
Time management: How to balance school, team activities, competition, practices, mental health and a social life. A coach’s positive encouragement and expectations will help a new player adapt.
Going above and beyond: Putting in the extra effort to stand out as an athlete on the team and in the conference, and also to perform highly in classes.