Generals Baseball is committed to delivering the most comprehensive youth baseball program available to all youth in Rockland County and and the surrounding areas.

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"Sometimes its more important to discover what one cannot do.. than what one can do." -Lin Yutang

“If you're not having fun in baseball, you miss the point of everything.” - Chris Chambliss


"Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out. They say you can't hit if you're on your back, but I didn't hit on my back. I got up." -Frank Robinson  
 
"There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit and hit with power" -Leo Durocher

"It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day." - Willie Mays

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda


"Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game" - Ted Williams

"There are only two seasons—Winter and Baseball." -Bill Veeck


"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring" -Rogers Hornsby

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." -John Wooden

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in ones determination."  -Tommy Lasorda

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step"

"Success is determined by how determined you are to succeed."

"Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong."


"Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do" - John Wooden

"A postive anything is better then a negative nothing..."

"To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice."

"Victory isn't defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, 'I did the best I could, I gave everything I had,' then you're a winner."


"With confidence, you have won even before you have started."


"In life, as in sports, you will try, and you will sometimes fail. There will be no reward except to know that you did your best"

"No matter how many errors you make, no matter how many times you strike out.. hold your head up and keep hustling."

"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."

"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."

"Set your goals high, and dont stop till you get there."

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that is what makes a winner "


"Don't be content with average because average is just as close to the bottom as it is to the top."

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure."


"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
- Babe Ruth


Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

"One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something."
- Nolan Ryan


"The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right."

"Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is." -Bob Feller

Don't tell me about the world.  Not today.  It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball.  -Pete Hamill

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.

"Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off... the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases." 

"Baseball is supposed to be hard! If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great!"

Fundamentals are the most valuable tools a player can possess. Bunt the ball into the ground. Hit the cutoff man. Take the extra base. Learn the fundamentals.


"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should accomplish with your ability"

"There's only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything." - Vince Lombardi


"Practice like you play and play like you practice"

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.


"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best."


"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

"Dont measure yourself by what you have accomplished but what you should accomplish with your ability"

 

AN ATHLETE'S PRIDE:

"I'm a team player. I play with my friends and with some of my enemies, but I respect everyone when it comes to my sport. I know I'm not going to get a multi-million dollar contract to play professionally. I know I may not even get my name in the paper. I play for love of the game. For the pride and honor, for the blood, sweat and tears it takes to make the team, to earn the spot, to win the game. I play because I can, I play because I know that my life would be empty without the sport I play. I would have a lack of everything my sport gives me... integrity, courage, talent, fearlessness, pride, strength, stamina, will, and the heart of a champion. If I didn't play, I would lose a part of me. I'm an athlete. I'm a champion, not because my team always wins, but because when we don't, we learn from our mistakes. We try to fix them, and most of all because we have fun. I have built lifelong friendships and memories because of my being an athlete. I leave everything on the field or court and continue to push myself. I am never happy with second place, but I have learned to accept it. I have learned to get over and through my anger and be the athlete and player I have always dreamed of being. I don't play for my parents, for my family, for my friends; I don't play for my coach or my teachers or my school. I play for myself but when I'm playing I represent them. It isn't about winning or losing, but I hate to lose. I won't settle for a tie, and I am not satisfied with 100%. To play, you have to sacrifice everything, your body, your time, your sweat, blood, and tears, everything... for your team. I am a player, and athlete and a champion, not because I know what it is like to win, but because I know what it is like to lose. I know what it is like to feel the anger and pain that comes along with "second best." I have been that athlete with tears in their eyes, walking out to recieve the second place trophy and clapping as the other team, my opponents, receive the first place one. I know what it is like to lose, to win, to want to quit, to want to cry, to not want to get up. I know what it is like to hear the cheers and yells for you. I know what it is like to feel the pressure of everyone on your shoulders, and I know what it is like to choke under that pressure. I know what it means to be an athlete, a true player, and that is why I play. I AM AN ATHLETE, A CHAMPION, A TRUE PLAYER."
---"An Athlete's Pride"


 
"LOVE THE GAME"

"Love the game. Love the game for the pure joy of accomplishment. Love the game for everything it can teach you about yourself. Love the game for the feeling of belonging to a group endeavoring to do its best. Love the game for being involved in a team whose members can't wait to see you do your best. Love the game for the challenge of working harder than you ever have at something and then harder than that. Love the game because it takes all team members to give it life. Love the game because at its best, the game tradition will include your contributions. Love the game because you belong to a long line of fine athletes who have loved it. It is now your legacy. Love the game so much that you will pass on your love of the game to another athlete who has seen your dedication, your work, your challenges, your triumphs... and then that athlete will, because of you, love the game."


HE IS JUST A LITTLE BOY

He stands at the plate,
with his heart pounding fast.
The bases are loaded,
the die has been cast.

Mom and Dad cannot help him,
he stands all alone.
A hit at this moment,
would send the Team home.

The ball meets the plate,
he swings and he misses.
There’s a groan from the crowd,
with some boos and some hisses.

A thoughtless voice cries,
strike out the bum.
Tears fill his eyes,
the game’s no longer fun.

So open your heart,
and give him a break.
For it’s moments like this,
a man you can make.

Please keep this in mind,
when you hear someone forget.
He is just a little boy,
and not a man yet.