CORE VALUES

Priority List During the Baseball Season:

1. Family & Healthy Lifestyle 2. School 3. Baseball

 

PRINCIPLES

The foundation upon which our program is built.

1. Work Hard – Give 100% every day in both the Classroom and on the Playing Field. Show Up to Lifting and Off Season Workouts, Study Hard. If you don’t want to work hard, don’t participate.

2. Be Humble. Be Courteous and Respectful. Do Not be Arrogant, Arrogance is often linked to Ignorance.

3. Treat People Well. Be Respectful to your Elders. Be Respectful to your Teachers and Coaches. Be Respectful to your Classmates – 20 years from now no one will remember that you hit .400, they will remember you for how you treated them, walking around being an arrogant athlete is not a way to endear yourself to your friends and classmates.

THE TEAM

Players, coaches, and the support staff are working toward the same goal. We will be more successful working together to all be the best version of ourselves possible. Talent wins games. TEAMS win championships

Cohesiveness is important to maintaining our baseball family. We need to stick together through good times, and more importantly, through the rough times. The attitude of players, coaches, and support staff is vital to the success of the TEAM. Attitude is the foundation upon which all positive and negative elements of a program are built. Positive attitudes lead to success. Negative attitudes are a cancer. Teams are like families, you don’t always have to like each other, but you must have each other’s back.

Position groups have specific clearly defined expectations and standards that they commit to. By taking care of responsibilities while training we take care of each other on game days.

 

DISCIPLINE AND MENTAL TOUGHNESS

Discipline is sacrifice. It isn’t the easy way out.

Mental toughness comprises many elements, among which perseverance; commitment, sacrifice, self-denial, tenacity and courage are included. Mental toughness is having the intestinal fortitude to face adversity and survive anyhow.

WORK ETHIC

Champions are made when no one is watching. If you want to be a champion then you must work like champions work to attain that level. Attack your weaknesses. Work to make your weakness your strength. “If you’re not getting better you must be getting worse.” Don’t be afraid to fail. Fear of failure can paralyze a player.

Remember: “When you aren’t practicing, somebody else is. If you meet them, they will win.”

Five Things to Remember as an Athlete:

You are always held to a higher standard than other students.

Right or wrong, many people will tab you as wrong, no matter what because they feel you receive all the breaks.

If in doubt, stay away. Don’t give people the opportunity to destroy what you have worked hard for. If you make a mistake, with hard work and dedication you will recover because your family, team, and friends believe in you.

If you think this is stupid, if you don’t believe in it, if you are too cool to buy into our team concept, do everyone a favor and don’t participate. No one is too important to lose. No one is bigger than the team.

If the standards outlined here don’t align with your goals as a baseball player or individual, this program is not for you. The standards are demanding and serious. This program is differentrom what most Canadian players are used to. We are different, and we are winners.

GOALS

To produce great young people, who happen to be great baseball players.

Help our athletes reach their full potential in the classroom, the baseball diamond, and in life. Teach our athletes the value of respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership, teamwork, and hard work.

Represent your school and team with pride and respect.

Teach our athletes the value of lifetime fitness and mental strength.

Compete at the highest levels of sport.

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