August 2021 Athlete of the Month

Joe Bosse

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. -Michael Jordan

The best practices are the practices where you do not have to remind anyone to work hard. The practices where you know your guys care more about getting better than you do. It gets tiring and frustrating when you have players who come to screw around and do not take pride in practicing hard. That is not the case for Joe Bosse, our August Athlete of the Month. Joe completely understands that the best work harder at practice, creating game-like situations in their mind and challenging themselves to compete. Joe knows that practicing hard makes the games that much easier.

Joe just finished his last Bandit AAU season in July. Each year he improved upon the last as he worked harder and harder in the off-season. As soon as this season was over, Joe got in the weightroom and the cages, preparing for what is to come. Joe is by far one of the hardest working people to come through our program. Joe spends a lot of time with baseball and hockey. He manages his time well and when at the club, whether individually or at practice he is always working hard. You can tell Joe loves to compete and loves to win and that fuels his workouts. The coaching staff also had nothing but great things to say about Joe. Cal Berman, Joe’s AAU coach, said,

Everyone needs Joe Bosse on their team. Jore led by example from the catcher's position all season. Joe takes great pride in a very difficult position and has made the BBC his second home over the last few years and it shows. Coachable is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Joe. He is always willing to hear criticism and take it in stride. Our 14u staff was more critical with Joe than anyone else because we knew how well he would respond. Joe is one of those players whose ceiling is always rising due to his desire to get better. I am excited to see what the future holds.

Colin Rios, also Joe’s AAU and Fall Ball coach stated,

The first day I met Joe I could see he was a hard worker. He always had the desire to do more than what was expected of him. Joe has grown up in the game of baseball through his character and leadership. He walks tall and his teammates follow and are inspired bu his work ethic and his play on the field. Being a catcher you must be the most confident player on the field. When I say that, I mean you have to show the other 8 players that are staring at you in the field, “we got this!” Joe portrays that confidence every time he runs behind that plate and through his love for the game he easily is able to communicate to his teammates. I am very proud of Joe and can’t wait to see what he is going to accomplish.

Congrats Joe and good luck with everything in the future

Jim Joyce