Softball

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    Patriots Softball
                                                          
    2019 Tryouts: February dates TBD
     
    COACHING STAFF:
           Varsity Head Coach:  Scott McFarland                                               
           Varsity Assistant Coach:  Bailey Gallegos
           Junior Varsity Head Coach:  Jordynne Ketchum
           Junior Varsity Assitant Coach:  Madison Cedoux
           Junior Varsity Assistant Coach:  
     
    PROGRAM STAFF:
           Varsity Team Mom:  
           Junior Varsity Team Mom:                                                       
           Fundraiser Point of Contact:  Wes Piatt
           Game Announcer:  Alan Melby
           Athletic Director:  Jon Watson
           Concessions:  Linda Austin and Parent Volunteers
                         

    PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY:

    The goal of the Patriot Softball program is for all participants to have the opportunity to become better softball players, experience personal growth and learn how to be part of a team. A player must earn this opportunity by working hard and dedicating themselves to the program. We believe in the concept of accountability - to your team, coaches, school, and community. 

    Develop accountable and considerate student-athletes that have self-discipline, are eager to improve and learn, have positive attitudes, achieve success through persistence and determination, and put the welfare of the program and their teammates first.  

    Provide a program with integrity, whose participants exemplify industriousness, respectfulness, loyalty, and enthusiasm. 

    Generate success for the Patriot Softball Program through commitment, work ethic, skill development, and team work.

    Build the self-confidence of student-athletes, so they will find success in any situation, maintain positive attitudes and self-belief, enjoy challenges, and always be their best.  

    PLAYER EXPECTATIONS:

    • Be a team player - Softball is a team sport, and no one player is more important than the team. Being successful as a team will lead to individual success, Have a genuine consideration for your teammates and go the extra mile. 
    • Be positive - to yourself, teammates, coaches, umpires, parents, etc. through attitude, body language, passion, and energy. 
    • Strive to improve your skills - In the regular season and the off-season.  Be coachable and work hard. 
    • Always give your best effort - You will not be able to make yourself, your teammates or the program better if you don't!
    • Respect the game - Hustle at all times, dress like a ball player and always be prepared. 
    • Take care of yourself, your teammates, the field, and the equipment. 
    • Represent the program, school and community at the highest level at all times.
    • Coaches coach and players play - Listen to the coaches and be respectful. Take advantage of every learning opportunity. 
    • Commit to the Program - Make softball one of your top priorities. Be at all practices and games on time (being early is being on time) and be prepared.
    • Participate in program activities - All players should give back to the program and do activities together to build team chemistry.  This includes extra activities such and Team Bonding and Team Fundraising. 

    TEAM CHEMISTRY:

    Softball is a team sport, and Patriot Softball players should base their actons on a 'team first' mentality. Being different makes a team better, but it also creates conflict. this makes it very important to focus on what we have in common, such as being successful, loving the game, winning, going to the State Tournament, etc., instead of how we are different. Being respectful to each other despite our difference, creates better team chemistry and increases the likelihood of success. Players should maintain positive attitudes, work hard, have mutual respect for each otehr, be loyal, listen to each other, and sacrifice their personal interests for the well-being of all. If every player strives toward this, team chemistry will come naturally to the program. 

    CENTENNIAL SOFTBALL CODE OF CONDUCT: 

    Download Code of Conduct (printable) (Players and Parents)

    CENTENNIAL SOFTBALL PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO DEMONSTRATE SPORTSMANSHIP, DISCIPLINE, DEDICATION, RESPONSIBILITY, COMMITMENT AND RESPECT.

    WE, THE COACHING STAFF, EXPECT YOU TO: 

    • Follow all classroom rules established by your teachers.
    • Follow all school rules. They are clearly spelled out for you.
    • Properly utilize your time so that your grades do not suffer. You are a Student-Athlete!
    • If you fall behind in class, you must utilize Intervention Time in the morning before school.
    • Abide by all Idaho High School Activities Association rules.
    • Abide by all team rules.

    Attendance:

    • Be early for practice every day.
    • Attend EVERY practice and must be at try-outs.
    • If you are absent from school, call or message your head coach.
    • If you go home sick, notify a coach (not a player) before leaving.
    • Two (2) unexcused absences = dismissal from team.
    • An unexcused absence accumulated the day before a game = no playing time for that game.
    • An excused absence accumulated the day before a game = playing time may be affected.
    • If you miss practice because of disciplinary issues, playing time will be affected.
    • Injured players are to attend practice and games unless physically unable.
    • If you need to see the trainer, please go immediately after school, let coaches know, keep us updated on your status.
    • If you are suspended from school, administrative/parent/coach conference will determine player status on team.

    Three Strike Policy:

    Any player who displays a bad attitude, lack of effort, negativity, bullying or any behavior that is disruptive and distracts the team in any way, will be subject to these actions being taken:

    First meeting will be with the coaches and player to address the problem and a plan to correct it.

    Second meeting will be with player, parents, and coaches. Problems will be addressed with a plan of action for the student/athlete to change.

    Third meeting will be with player, parents, coaches and athletic director. At this point such player will be dismissed from the softball program.

    Communication:

    Positive involvement in sports requires commitment from students, parents, coaches, and advisors.  To be successful, all involved must work to ensure effective communication.  The following guidelines are intended to aid parents and coaching staff in their interactions.

    If a parent has concern to discuss with a coach, what procedure should be followed?

    1. Ask the player to talk to their coach themselves first to resolve the issue
    2. If the problem still exists, then the parents may make an appointment with their players Head Coach.
    3. Please do not attempt to confront a coach before, during, or after a game or practice.  These are emotional times for both the parent and the coach and this time does not provide an objective analysis of the situation.

    What things are not appropriate for parents to discuss with coaches?

    1. Playing time
    2. Team strategy
    3. Play calling
    4. Other student-athletes

    General:

    I realize that everything I do affects my body and my general health. I will try my best to take care of it. This includes following a healthy diet and getting adequate sleep.

    No Alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco are to be used at any time. This includes non-school hours. Penalty for first offense will be dismissal from team.

    No profanity of any kind is permitted at any time. No derogatory comments about teammates, opponents, officials, teachers, parents, coaches, administrators, or peers will be tolerated.

    Cell phones are not to be used while at team practices and unless authorized by a coach.  I understand playing time will be jeopardized if I use my cell phone without permission.

    Social media puts you out there for all to see and hear. Remember that you are a Patriot and all that you do and say on social media affects your team and your family.

    ALL players are eligible for a Centennial “Letter” and other awards if I:

    Fulfill the above responsibilities.

    Finish the season (Injured players will be considered on an individual basis)

    Compete in 15 varsity innings. (Varsity Letter)

    Hand in all uniforms and equipment.

    Respect:

    Because I am a dedicated person and athlete, I am proud to support my fellow teammates in practice and competition. I realize that our team has an advantage as long as we show our spirit and willingness to learn to work together on and off the field.

    I realize that the coaches are designing practices so that our team might better meet its goals. I also realize that suggestions and corrections are not to be taken personally, but should be accepted as a way the team and I can improve.

    I am fortunate to be representing Centennial High School. I must show I am deserving of this position by being a responsible individual.

    I will be responsible for:

    • My actions and impressions on and off the field
    • My uniform and equipment cleanliness
    • Wearing my uniform to games only (unless voted on by team for other reasons)
    • Bringing my own equipment to all practices and games.
    • Team equipment
    • Acting sensitively to managers and other players
    • Communication with coaches

    Fundraising: 

    We expect all girls in this program to participate in fundraising opportunities.  Our program relies heavily on all fundraising activities.  The means that parents will need to take an active role in this program and help their daughter with all fundraising  opportunities. Deciding not to help with this will impact our program and therefore impact our girls.