USSSA Enlists the Help of Qualified Athletes like Martin F. Garcia to Be Program Leaders
The USSSA provides support and programs for young athletes to showcase their talents and become positive members in their communities. By teaching them mutual respect and to trust in the adults in their programs, kids and teens learn the fundamental traits of outstanding community members while building athletic expertise. The program also helps connect youth with potential sponsors as annual sports events draw in tens of thousands of spectators.
Kids and teens across the country have participated in USSSA sports events in programs like baseball and softball since the program began back in 1968. The USSSA has undergone a few major changes in recent years to grow their reach and become more inclusive, the most notable in being the relocation of their headquarters from Virginia to Florida. Today, they teach youth to excel in sports and build trust in the adults and authority figures in their lives.
“It’s a multi-faceted program with more than one goal, but the overall mission is to rear truly exceptional individuals that grow up to become outstanding community members,” says Martin F. Garcia of Wauconda.
In the past, Martin F. Garcia has served the USSSA as a coach, manager, and mentor, exemplifying the USSSA’s commitment to honor and integrity. As a leader, he demonstrates and teaches mutual respect among his team and uses his own expertise as a softball champion to improve their athletic ability.
The USSSA calls on the help of qualified athletes like Martin F. Garcia of Wauconda
He’s played shortstop, second base, and third base positions, developing a wide knowledge of the game. In 2002, Martin F. Garcia played with Licorice Softball team and won in the South Bend, Indiana tournament. In 2004, he played with Maxim Softball in Marshalltown, IA, and won 2nd in Team All American in addition to playing with Miller 45’s and winning in Glendale, Arizona. In 2008, he played with Flashback and won in Crystal Lake, IL, and did so again in the following year.
As a true athletic talent, he is able to impart athletic skill and know-how onto youth as well as instill habits of commitment and respect they can take into their adult lives.
“The real reason we’re here is to see these kids grow and to have a little fun playing sports. If they become better athletes or treat strangers more kindly in the end, then we’ve done our job,” says Martin F. Garcia.
In the future, the USSSA hopes to use members like Garcia to be “the most visibly recognized, technologically advanced, professionally represented sports organization in the world.”