Coming back full circle to Mountlake Terrace High School and coaching Baseball has been an absolute dream come true for me. To be able to coach for my alma mater is special to me and only brings more motivation for me coaching as a Mountlake Terrace Hawk, a place that was home to me for 4 years. That being said, I want my players to be able to communicate effectively on and off the field, but also hold one another accountable in the classroom and on the baseball field. Helping build and form young athletes into the players they want to be starting with the forming of character with a chip on the shoulder. Not everything is given, I want players from Mountlake Terrace understanding that hard work ethic, determination and being able to flush negativity in bright moments will only help them not only in baseball, but in life as well. This game is already one of the toughest sports, adversity is hard to overcome when you have not faced it, the mentality we have is, “What will you do next?." This applies to life when failure happens, but the most important response is the actions that follow failure in the moment where my actions can be controlled. I am a huge advocate of being present where your feet are and working in the moment. I want players to be able to come through this program with an open mind set to coaches who have aspirations of getting them better everyday through hard work, focus and energy that will help propel them to where they want to be.
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity". Preparing these athletes for not only a long season ahead, but the opportunity to play the game they love behind a reason why.
~ Coach Ryan Sells