SHOW UP You can’t improve if you aren’t around for practices or games
NO WHINING Whining & winning don’t work well together.
BE KIND Don’t be a jerk.
GO HARD RUN OUT EVERYTHING, DIVE FOR EVERYTHING.
SEE THE BALL Number one fundamental of baseball is simply keeping our eye on the ball. At the plate, in the field & on the bases. Know where the ball is at all times.
FIGHT FOR OUTS Only 21 outs to give and get… Fight for ALL of them.
KNOW THE OUTS If you're not sure, ask the coach or an umpire.
FIGHT FOR INCHES Every inch of every lead (standard & secondary) matters. Positioning & pre pitch routine STEALS outs. Always position appropriately depending on situation & personnel.
CREATE TONE TO SET TONE RUN to position between innings (MASSIVE statement to other teams)
DO SOMETHING Bench players STAY ACTIVE… STAY ready to get ready.
BE OBSESSIVE Train hard, play easy
NO OBNOXIOUS CURSING Watch your mouth and be respectful to others. Someone’s always listening.
NO BAT SLAMMING We need them to hit at it wasn't the bat's fault.
NO HELMET TOSSING It’s not the helmet's fault either.
NO SIGN STEALING We are preparing the kids for the road NOT the road for the kids.
NO ARGUING That’s what coaches are for
TEMPO MATTERS Be quick but don’t hurry. Pitcher dictates the entire pace of the entire game.
PLAY FAST Speed kills
PLAY FREE Loose muscles = Quick muscles = POWERFUL muscles
PLAY FEARLESS Fear the man that has nothing to lose.
NO EATING DURING THE GAME Eat before you get to the ballpark or between games
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE STANDS You're with the coaches and team only from the time you get dropped off until the time you leave