Important Player Information
1. Be constructive.
Work hard, lead by example, be positive and constructive in all criticism. If you have a personality problem with another player, talk to a coach one on one. If some part of your game is not going as well as you want, don't get down, get help; ask for individual instruction.
2. Take care of yourself.
Get maximum performance from maximum nutrition - foods and liquids. Eat a decent breakfast before weekend games, healthy snacks or meals at all times, including between tournament games - concession stand hot dogs and hamburgers are for fans, officials, opposition teams - not for you.
NO Smoking, Drinking, Drug Use will be tolerated. Failure to comply is an AUTOMATIC league suspension.
3. Be dressed to play.
Check your glove and cleats 24 hours before each game or practice (in case repairs/replacement is needed). Make sure you know where they are and are ready to go.
Arrive for games in a complete uniform, wear it smartly and with pride. Sloppy dress = sloppy play.
4. Use time wisely.
Show up NO LATER THAN 30 MINUTES PRIOR to a game. On arrival, hustle in and out of the dugout, be on the field in full uniform by 25 minutes prior, and get on with your pre-game warm up.
Our practices will be structured for maximum value in minimum time, so be on time for those, too. When we start as a team, we think like a team.
5. You play, we'll coach.
Let coaches handle disputes and disagreements while you focus on performance. Players are not to argue calls/decisions during games. Equipment throwing, abuse of park facilities, or swearing will get you removed from the game. Insubordination will put you on the bench. Co-operation in practice is just as important.
Summing Up Softball
Written by Ruby Reed in 1982
The frozen hamburger is hard as a rock
And the big game starts at two;
Your girl can't find her softball cleats
And the dog ate the leftover stew!
No reason for pressure or panic -
This problem is really quite tame.
Just drive thru the nearest McDonald's
And eat on the way to the game!
Yes, softball season is hectic at times
But we're certain that it is worthwhile
When we see how the girls on all of the teams
Improve in their overall style.
They're willing to practice daily -
They spend lots of their time at the park
Batting and pitching and fielding
Sometimes from daylight to dark!
Parents have served spaghetti dinners
And sold raffle tickets galore,
Assisted with fund-raising efforts
Then offered to do even more.
They've given their time quite freely
From coaching, scorekeeping and scouting
To just sitting in the bleachers
Leading cheers or simply shouting!
These girls know the thrill of victory
But they've coped with defeat as well;
They've learned the meaning of sportsmanship -
In this field they really excel!
They could succeed in anything they wanted
But softball's the sport that they choose,
They deserve our commendation -
They are Champions - win or lose!