The State of Ambush

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to update the site with our progress. Overall, both teams (Ambush ’03 & ’07) are doing about how I expected them to.  Really impressed with how both teams are developing.

Ambush ’03 is on the cusp of greatness. We’re currently around the .500 mark and our softball IQ is growing exponentially. We’ve made some phenomenal plays on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. We’re a younger 14A team so I expected us to get our fair share of wins and losses.

We’ve beat some really good teams and have taken some lumps against some really good teams as well.  So far, we’ve only brought home one trophy for the year.  A second place finish in a lower flighted bracket.

Overall, very proud of these girls and expect them to hit their groove in the fall maybe even the spring of next year since we have to now deal with the Missouri High School scheduling conflict. Either way, I expect them to become a household name in the 14A arena very shortly (if they aren’t already).

Ambush 07, is a very solid team that possess consistent flashes of greatness.  If I’m not mistaken, they’ve brought home a trophy in each of the tournaments we’ve played in (all lower flighted brackets).  We give the trophies to the tournament MVP instead of coaches keeping them.

Half the team can still play coach pitch so it’s obvious in certain areas that the physical aptitude just isn’t there yet with some.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re very solid fundamentally 1-11 but you can see how that 1 year age difference really makes a difference with overall coordination and body control.

Because of that, our plan is to break the team up into 2 teams in the fall.  So when Ambush holds tryouts, we’ll be having tryouts for at least 2 teams at the end of the season.  That month from now seems SO far away that we haven’t even thought about tryout dates.

Whatever the outcome, I’m really confident that both teams will be really competitive in their respective age groups. I’m totally looking for Ambush 07 to make the jump to “B” ball possibly starting in the fall.

I must say how proud I am of the teams structure.  Ambush is more like a family instead of just softball players and teammates.   The parents make the season easy as they’re totally dedicated and committed to the program.  The tangible and intangible support from top to bottom is awesome.

That’s about all I got from KC Ambush at the moment.  I’ll try to keep this updated more regularly. That is all.