Friday, May 18, 2018

Quarter 4 SOC Reflection

   Care is a big part of any organization or sport as it keeps people together and Builds your team up to be more successfull.  I want to continue this care for our team through next year.  One of the things that  I want people to experience with the baseball team is brother hood and family.  I want everyone to be welcome to our team.  As an organization we would also want to make people feel involved by including them in everything that we do such as going out to eat after games or teaching them the game during practice.  For next year I would like to complete two community service projects.  We have learned from others that it takes commitment from people to do these things.  Although it is hard to get people to commit to things like this it is essential as we would connect more with our community and build our relationships with our team and our community.  Next year I would like to see both of these things expand and come to life.  Our goal is to complete the community service prject and continue building our team relationships.  Doing these things will make our team more successful and life and the game of baseball.

    As a baseball team connecting with each other is an important part of staying updated and being involved witht he team.  Over this past year we have utilized such as Re-mind to stay updated on what is going on throughout the program such as what time practices and games are or to celebrate people on the team.  One thing that I would like to implement in our organization would be to utilize accounts such as Facebook and Blogger.  If we were to use these more effectivley we would connect with our community without much effort.  It would show people evidence of how our program is developing and expanding to become a successfull program.  Things that we would update people on through these social media accounts would be things such as celbrating others for their acheivments or updating people on how we are connecting with our community and our progress as a team.  Questions that I need to be asking that I need to be asking are how others have done things.  This would apply to the coomunity service project because I could use others advice to have a better show of people or to make it more successful.

    The SOC has been a great oppurtunity to offer times to create new things throughout my organization and the SOC. One of the things that I am most proud of is having the oppurtunity to help and create the legacy day with the SOC.  Legacy day was important to the new members coming into SOC as it showed them what SOC is.  I helped in creating games which brought us all together and made us work as a team.  Although that was a great success there is still things that I can improve on.  One of these things that I can improve on is Creating a service oppurtunity for my organization.  This is important because it allows to connect with our community in ways that most members wouldn't .  We can complete this goal by staying on top of people in the organization so that they know it is important and everyone should attend.  I will also need to make sure that I stay in constant contact with our community partner to make sure that every thing goes as planned and they are ready for us to be there.  Lastly I will ask advice from others on how they have completed their service project and how I could apply their methods to mine.  Completing this will help grow our organization and better our program.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Quarter 3 Fly Closer Reflection

Care is very important in our organization and it is something that we take vary seriously.  Over the past quarter there has been many instances were I had care for our community our team and the SOC.  One of these times came was as a team we went to support our coaches son and his team at the rec basketball league.  As a team we cheered them on and introduced ourselves to the players and their parents at the end of the game.  Throughout the season there is many times that we care for our own team.  The time that we did this was when one of our players had a tough lose in his family.  We went to the visitation to support the player and the coach during that time. In this quarter I have also helped With things in the SOC such as selling tickets for winter formal at lunch.  I sold tickets two days at lunch with another member from the SOC.  With this we raised 3000 dollars for the SOC  All of these are examples of how we have cared for both our community and our team over the past quarter.  These experiences have been very beneficial as when we went to the basketball game we supported kids that may one day be a future baseball player.  Through that time we also showed the community how we care about other s though out it.  Supporting our players is also an important factor because it builds team relationships.  Doing things like this also have an impact on their life as something that they will never forget. 

Connect is a big part in success as you have to stay connected with your community organization and the people around you.  Over the past quarter I have connected with my organization by helping with practices.  I have also helped with the SOC class by hosting a Genius bar, organizing the spring legacy day, and developing a spring sports day.  Helping out with our team in practices has been very important as we have lots of new members that have never played baseball.  Being at practice and helping them one on one helps them develope their skill, but also developes a relationship and connection that will keep them coming out and possibly influence new players to come out along wiith them.  Connecting with the other SOC members has been important to as we are getting big projects accomplished.  One of these projects that I am working on with Coach whitehouse and ashley is the sppring legacy day.  This event is essential to make sure that our upcoming SOC members no what they are going to do in the class.  It also gives a chance for the new members to connect with the old members about things that can be accomplished for the upcoming year.  Connecting with the community is also an important factor.  I have been doing this by helping Coach Whitehouse organize a spring sports day.  The spring sports day will bring many sport communities together and will unite the community.  One thing that I need to work on is our organizations communtiy partner.  COntact has been vague over the past weeks as the one that we were assigned has not responded.  I will improve this by partnering with one of the other organizations with their community partner.  Connecting is a big factor in what we do and it make sure that everything works effieciently and effectively.

Creating things in your organization is an important part in making sure that your organization is growing for the better.  This also applies to the SOC class because as we create new ideas we are expanding on the idea of what SOC is.  Things over the past quarter that we have completed in baseball is a practice jobs sheet and ball park dj.  The practice jobs was a great success as it has everyone doing something after a game and it keeps everyone involved.  The ball park dj which hasn made its debut yet will enhance the experience of the players playing baseball and also the experience that the fans get from the game.  Over all it makes our baseball team look more official.  One thing that I wish that we had completed over the past qaurter was a community service project.  This would have been  great bonding experience for our team and we would have reached out to the community.  Next quarter I will try to reach out to our community partner and try to work out a service project that both works with there schedule and ours.  Throughout the SOC I have also been creating things.   One of those things is with Mr whitehouse and it is the legacy day.  This will be an success as it will introduce to the new upcoming members to what the SOC is.  I am still working with Mr Whitehouse and also Ashley on developing slides and all the games that we people will particpaite in at the legacy day.  Create has been a huge success in our program this year as it has helped our program develope for the better.  As the baseball representative for SOC I have to continue to create things so that baseball continues to grow. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Flycloser blog reflection #2

      Over the past semester there has been many way that we have showed care in our organization.  We have done this by welcoming in to comers to the game of baseball and making sure that they are being welcomed into our culture.  We do this by including the in on the activities and competitions that we do throughout practice.  We also try to encourage them so that they don´t get down on themselves to quickly.  One thing that I can improve on though is caring for our community.  I can do this by making sure that I get  in contact with our community partner, but I could also participate in SOC initiatives.  Participating in these initiatives will help me build my relationship and my organization's relationship with the community.

      Communication has been a big impact on so far this year as our season is starting to ramp up.  We have had to take us of remind to communicate with players on when the practices and fundraisers start.  Another thing that was very successful was the 8th grade rush.  This was a great opportunity as we got to communicate with the incoming freshman for the 2019 baseball season.  This helped us get our name out to the younger population.  It also reassured us that we will have players coming from feeder schools that do not have any baseball teams.

      The season is short now, but I feel like we have already made the right step in creating a new community through our baseball team and culture.  Over the past week of official practices we have already grown close to the players that are around us and that will only continue to grow.  Because of this we hope that we will have a stronger commitment throughout the team and players aren't willing to just quit for no reason.  These relationships have also been creating a legacy as new leaders have stepped up and will fill in the role perfectly as the leaders we have now leave.  Having this legacy being spread through the team will insure that our future will be great.
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Fly Coser Friday 12/1

Over the past week, we have been communicating with our community sponsor, and the players in our organization.  I have been communicating with our community sponsor through email.  We communicate with each other about every other day, or whenever we can get in touch with each other.  We have been communicating about a future community service project with them to connect with our community.  As an organization we have also been using remind to communicate with all of our players about practice and upcoming events.   This is what I would improve though because some new people on the team aren't on the remind and rely on other players that do have the remind.  I plan to fix this by making sure that everyone is signed up or knows how to sign up at the next practice.  By doing this It will make sure that we as a team are connected with each other at all times. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fly Closer Friday 11/17

Over the past week I have created things such as a facebook, twitter, and attendance sheet, but I am most proud of what I have done with our community partner I have contacted Them and we are now in the working of possible future projects with them. I hope that we are able to serve them and it is going to be a great experience for the team. I appreciate what they have done and I am looking forward to future projects with them as it is a great opportunity to expand our relationship with our community.

For this upcoming year we are working on rituals and traditions that we can carry on long after we are gone.  Some Ideas that I have explored was to have a preseason omaha challenge.  This ritual would take place place before the games started and would build the team up as teams would be competing in different things such as sprints or the car pull. Everyone in the team would compete for a prize that you would carry with you until the next challenge is completed the following year. This would be a great tradition to do with the team as we would have time for conditioning and team building at the same time.

For the upcoming week I will be focused creating rituals and traditions and also continuing my work with or community partner.  I will stay in contact with my coach to possibly work out future things such as the omaha challenge.  I will also continue to improve relations with our community partner and work out a community service project with them.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

No Practice 11/16/17

There will be no practice today,  Don't forget to come out next week 3:30 to 5:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pork Chop Sales Meeting

There will be a meeting the media center/library at 7:00.  This meeting will discuss the different things that will be needed for the porkchop sales and also the different shifts and jobs.

Hope to see you there.