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Rec Room column: Youth sports complex rents for $62.50 a day

July 31, 2011 at 2:31 a.m.


By Shane Simon

By human nature, it is difficult for most of us to step out of our comfort zone and try something new.

The first step into anything new is scary. We have all had a great idea pop into our head about a new invention, process or design that we know will work and be profitable.

So what keeps us from taking that first step? Why do we keep talking ourselves out of this great idea that could allow us to retire tomorrow?

Is it fear? Yes, it is fear, but it's not the scary movie type but F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real).

This FEAR acronym plays a major role in our personal and professional lives. It often keeps us from pursuing our ambitions and interferes in our decision-making process.

Last week, a customer wanted to discuss select baseball (travel team) tournaments in Victoria. This was exciting news because select baseball is growing in popularity.

One of our goals is to promote the Youth Sports Complex as a premier destination for baseball and softball.

The customer wanted to discuss a couple of issues regarding reservations at the Youth Sports Complex and the constant travel his team has to endure to play ball each week.

The customer states the fields at the Youth Sports Complex are better than the fields in other areas. He continued, "All you need to do is get the teams to play here once and they will keep coming back."

The cost associated with renting the fields ($62.50/field/day) was explained to the customer.

He stated, "We were told that it was $300 a day per field to host a tournament at the Youth Sports Complex."

The customer had experienced FEAR. The misinformation kept him from renting the fields and hosting a successful select baseball tournament.

If you ever have a question or concern about parks and recreation, or hear something that may sound to good or bad to be true, please call us.

At the very least you will know the truth and can make your decision based on facts.

This customer stepped through the FEAR and will now be able to host a tournament here at the Youth Sports Complex.

Shane Simon is the recreation services manager for the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department. Contact him at 361-485-3200 or ssimon@victoriatx.org or follow us on Facebook at Victoria Parks Recreation.

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