By Sam Cortes, Communications Coordinator
Every month leading up to the 2022 Canada Summer Games, we’ll feature one of the dedicated coaches who spend countless hours giving back to sport.
We’re kicking things off with Amos Ramon, the head coach for Team Toba Baseball.
How is your team preparing for the Games?
Well it was hard this past year with Covid, but we were able to do our ID camps and we selected the top 30 players for the training roster. We ran a 3-day development camp at Shaw Park last summer and it was so amazing, on such an amazing field!
What are the team goals for the Games?
My number one goal for our team is to COMPETE. I want our players to be mentally and physically exhausted, to fully compete in every aspect of the game. Whether it be from the bench or on the field, they need to be tuned into the game. That is truly competing. If we do that, we’ll have the best chance to be a very competitive team at the Games.
What is your proudest accomplishment as a coach?
My proudest moment is when athletes learn from failure, that is when you truly grow as a player. When things click in their swing or with a certain pitch or defensively, it gives me goosebumps every time.
How do you spend your time in the winter?
Well being from South Texas, I have dreaded winters. My daughter has found the love for snowboarding and of course, she wanted me to go with her. We have been snowboarding quite a bit and it’s a great time for us to bond. We are going to try and get my wife on one next year, fingers crossed! This has been the first year that I have been bummed out that the snow was melting. Trust me… that’s a first!
What is the most important thing you want your team to remember/know going into the 2022 Canada Games?
Trust your teammates. Our players come from different teams, possibly rival teams during the year. On this team, we represent Manitoba. We have to learn to trust each other during practice and know that we will give everything we can to make each other better. Our staff is very excited to get going and to represent Manitoba.