We Will Live By “WE” Over “ME”
- Baseball is a team sport. Success will always be measured by what we accomplish together.
- Each at bat will be taken and pitch will be made with the team in mind. We will not be obsessed with our individual accomplishments.
- We will sacrifice ourselves for the good of the team. We will uplift one another knowing that doing so will make us strongest as a unit.
- Our measure of success will be what we accomplish together, and what we went through together to get there.
We Will Always Hustle
- A team that always hustles sets a tone. Nothing will come easy for our opponents. Our opponents will need to play their best to beat us.
- We will always hustle on the field and we will always hustle off.
- Countless plays throughout the season will be determined by hustle or the lack thereof. Runs will be scored and games will be won or lost as a result.
- There will be no easy plays for our opponents. We will always give everything we have. We will be aggressive, but we won’t be careless.
- Our opponents will earn every base and every run they score on us. We will hustle to every ball hit in the field.
- When the game is over, we want our opponents to always remember us because of the way we play.
We Will Be Aware
- We will know the count.
- We will know the number of outs.
- We will know our role and the responsibilities we need to execute.
- With a focus on awareness, we will be one step ahead, prepared for anything that will come our way.
We Will Be Mentally Tough
- We will play at a high level, and we will play other similarly talented teams. As a result, games will often be won and lost by the team that can handle adversity.
- Baseball is an emotional game, but we will know how to handle failure. We will also know how to handle success.
We Will Never Quit
- We will play every inning that is given to us. Any inning that is played without full effort is a wasted inning.
- If a team is up big on us, we suggest they score more runs. Because we will not quit. We will come back.
- As long as there is another out left, we will always have a chance, no matter what the deficit.
We Will Respect…
- Our Opponents, Their Coaches and Fans
- The Umpires
- The Game
- One Another as teammates, friends and family
We Will Handle Winning with Class and Losing with Grace
- Baseball is an exciting game. Nothing in life can be compared to a big walk-off hit or final championship-clinching out.
- When we win, we will appreciate the fight our opponents gave us. We will shake their hands, look them in the eye and sincerely thank them for a good game.
- We will be passionate. We will celebrate. We will be aggressive. But we will not cross the line.
- We will also experience heartbreak. We will lose on a walk-off hit. We will hit that final out of a championship game.
- When that happens, it will be easy to drop our heads. But we will appreciate the fight our opponents gave us. We will let them celebrate. And we will handle the loss gracefully.
We Will Learn From Our Mistakes
- We are not perfect. Not our players, not our coaches and not our parents.
- We will make mistakes. We will make lots of mistakes. But the key is that we will learn from them.
- As a team and as individuals, we will not grow without failure. But it’s how we handle that failure that makes the difference.
- We will reset, reflect and refocus on each mistake. Each will be an opportunity to grow.
We Will Play Within the Rules
- It is fun to win, but only if that win is something we can be proud of.
- We will play within the rules. We will know what is and isn’t allowed, and we will respect those rules.
- We will play ethically. Even when there is no rule in place, we will do what is right.
We Will Be Physically and Mentally Prepared
- We will work hard at practices and be prepared mentally. When we step on the field, we will be ready.
- We’ll be ready for that pitch. We’ll be ready for that play. We’ll be ready for that situation.
We Will Remember What Is Important
- We love the game of baseball, but in the end it’s just that: A GAME!
- Baseball will not be more important than school.
- Baseball will not be more important than our family.