The World Selection Committee has been very busy the last few years. The first step is to win the World Series for the United States Women’s Professional Softball Team. They have a lot of work in front of them and they have to make sure that they select the best player for this very prestigious honor. Every year the World Selection Committee makes a short list of the players who will be playing in the World Series and sends them off to represent their country. If you are a fan of this sport then you know that the World Selection Committee does a great job of choosing the best players.
Now I am not saying that the World Selection Committee picks the team that looks like they will win the World Series every year. They don’t and they do not care about the national pride of any team or league. They just want the best players playing in the game of softball. I hope you understand what I’m saying.
Now you might say to yourself that you don’t care about any of that stuff. You just want to go out and play some volleyball, get a good grade and become a better student. Well that’s great and I’m glad you have that attitude about being a student. However, the World Selection Committee and those who are involved in the selection process have a duty to those athletes who put their all into being the best. It’s not easy to do and it’s not been done perfectly either.
For instance, we had a contestant from Canada who missed the cut. She was a finalist and went on to play at the University of Alabama. That is quite a feat and something that most people can only dream of. In her case she competed against some of the top female athletes in the country and came home with the trophy. But is it right for her?
Every athlete puts in the time and effort. Some succeed and some don’t. There is nothing wrong with that. If she didn’t have the work ethic that an Olympic level athlete has then maybe she wouldn’t have made it this far. All it takes is one competition to recognize what you’re made of and give you the opportunity to show the world what you’ve got.
If you don’t feel that you’re ready to accept the World Selection Committee’s grading system, then take a look at the other athletes. They did all the work and they did it the right way. If you really want to be an Olympic caliber athlete, you have to put in the same effort.