The Dayton Classics Baseball Mission
1. To improve the quality of life through baseball, by providing a competitive atmosphere (an atmosphere where players can test and improve their baseball skills).
2. The goal is to create an environment of constant learning. We believe in over-learning, players will hear the same things over and over until they get it right. Sloppiness will not be tolerated.
3. Every player must understand the “WHY” of what we are going to accomplish. We will make that clear, because we do everything for a reason.
4. Players will be taught that time is a valuable resource; we will not waste time.
5. Player conditioning is a priority. No opponent will be better conditioned than we are. We will work hard to maintain that edge. As well, players must maintain themselves in top physical condition throughout the year outside of what the program provides.
6. We owe it to our players to teach them the right way. Players are ultimately responsible for their own individual skills and conditioning, but coaches will constantly be on the lookout for better ways to train our athletes and will provide fundamental instruction so that the player does it the right way.
7. Expect to learn fast. Our players will have their fundamentals down pat; expect coaches to work hard with anyone who does not.
8. Our teams will be properly prepared. We will play teams with greater sophistication and talent. We will compete with them because we are prepared. Proper preparation prevents poor play.
9. Don’t expect every solution to come from the coaching staff; ultimately, it’s the players who must perform and find a way to win.
10. We encourage players to be leaders and display a positive attitude ~ BE positive, STAY positive, and PASS it on. Show enthusiasm, be competitive, and challenge your teammates to be competitive = Positive Experience For All.