GAME REMINDERS

READ PRIOR TO START OF GAME WHEN COME IN FROM IN/ OUT FLD DRILL.

PROCEDURAL:

1. WE WILL PLACE IMPORTANCE ON FOLLOWING PROCEDURES EXACTLY. HOW WELL WE CAN DO THAT WILL HAVE DIRECT BENEFICIAL CONSEQUENCES IN HOW WE PLAY OUR GAMES AND HOW WE PRACTICE.

2. FAILURE TO PERFORM PROPERLY ANY PROCEDURAL EVENT WILL RESULT IN SETS OF 100 2 COUNT JUMPING JACKS. WHEN YOU NOTICE THE FAILURE DO THE ONE SET ON YOUR OWN, IF I NOTICE THE FAILURE THE PUNISHMENT BECOMES TWO SETS. UNLESS I SAY TO DELAY DOING IT THEN DO IT IMMEDIATELY. I WILL NOT REPEAT THE REQUEST. IF THEY WERE NOT DONE YOU WILL BE REMINDED AT THE END OF THE EVENT AFTER WE CONCLUDE OUR MEETING AND NOW THEY HAVE DOUBLED. TO DO THEM GO INTO THE 'DOWN' POSITION FOR 10 SECONDS, DO A SET. GO BACK TO DOWN POS, REST AS LONG AS YOU WANT, DO NEXT SET, REPEAT AS NEEDED, HOLD DOWN FOR 30 SECONDS.

2. ALL EVENTS, BOTH GAMES AND PRACTICES, START IN THE DUGOUT OR DEFINED CHANGING AREA WHICH YOU DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

3. PERFORM STARTUP SEQUENCE OF BLINDED RUNNING, BLINDED STRETCHING, REPEAT FOR PARTNER, BLINDED THROWING DRILL, FORM FIELDING DRILL, FORM HITTING DRILL. NOTE: WE MAY USE SIGHTED RUNNING AND STRETCHING AT GAMES. SOMEONE ASK. TAKE SWEATS OFF IN GAMES AFTER THIS SEQUENCE IS DONE. SWEATS COME OFF IN PRACTICE AFTER TEAM INFIELD DRILL.

4. TEAM DRILLS ARE PERFORMED AT GAMES WHEN EVERYONE IS READY. INFIELD/OUTFIELD DRILL IF WE HAVE A FIELD AND SHORT 2 LINE IN/OUT DRILL IF WE DONT.

5. AT GAMES TAKE OFF COLLAR WHEN WE PUT ON UNIFORM JERSEY.

6. WE MEET AT END OF DUGOUT AT START OF EACH ATBAT. SILENCE THE INSTANT I ARRIVE THERE.

7. The first baseman and center fielder will pickup a ball prior to me saying a word when we meet after each inning in the field. Silence from instant you arrive till I am done. No cheering. First batter stays as well. I won't say a word till these thing happens which may mean the first batter will be called out on strikes without ever going to the plate.

8. Trot not walk off the field. We hustle on or off the field. I will interpreter walking as a sign your too tired to play and replace you in the lineup.

9. The EH will get the warmup balls each inning when we go on the field. Fix the bats and helmets. Others on bench should help but EH GETS blamed for failure.

10. ITS BATTER UP, NEXT BATTER ON DECK, BATTER COMING ON DECK AT THE FRONT OF DUGOUT TO GET BAT BEFORE COMING ON DECK.MAKE SURE THAT THE PLAYER COMING ONDECK TOUCHED THE BAT OF THE BATTER BEFORE ANYONE ELSE TOUCHES IT.

11. AFTER THE GAME WE GO ACROSS TO OTHER TEAM, BUT DON'T GO TO THE DUGOUT BUT TO WHERE WE MEET IN SILENCE. AFTER MEETING YOU PACK AND LEAVE. IF ANOTHER TEAM WILL USE THE DUGOUT THEN WE TAKE OUR STUFF OUT BEFORE MEETING.

12. We need to make a greater effort to take a signal before every pitch and to know the signs.

13. We must look at first base and not the ball WHEN RUNNING TO FIRST AFTER BATTING A BALL. The coach will help you determine wether to run thru the base or round it and wether to stop or continue to second base. You pickup ball UP before arriving at second and then look only at the third base coach for what to do.

14. YOU MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR AND FOR THE DETAILS OF HOW YOU DO THINGS. START DEVELOPING HABITS OF PROPER EXECUTION OF EVERYTHING YOU DO. TAKE PRIDE IN BEING ABLE TO DO THINGS PRECISELY. I USE THE HEAT INSIDE YOU HOODS AND SWEATS TO CREATE STRESS, YOU COLLOR IRRITAES YOU TO REMIND YOU TO DO THINGS PROPERLY. THESE THINGS ARE REMINDERS FOR YOU TO PERFORM WELL BUT CANT WORK IF YOU IGNORE THEM.

15. NO ACTS OR WORDS OF DISRESPECT OR VULGARITY TO ME OR YOUR TEAMMATES OR ANYONE ELSE. I DO ALL THE CURSING.

16. USE COACH AND NOTHING ELSE AT PRACTICE AND GAMES. AS LITTLE GEORGE POINTED OUT USING BUBBY MAKES EVERYONE FEEL CLOSER AND I AGREE BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT IS CAUSING A RESPECT PROBLEM WHICH IS REFLECTING IN SLOOPY PLAY ON THE FIELD. YOU MAY USE BUBBY BEFORE OR AFTER EVENTS BUT NOT ONCE THEY START.

17. HOPEFULLY AS WE DO THESE FEW EASILY DONE ITEMS WELL IT WILL ENABLE US TO EXECUTE THE THINGS WE LEARN TO DO IN PRACTICE IN THE GAMES.

18. SCHOOL HAS STARTED. IF ANYONE IS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH ANY MATH OR SCIENCE SUBJECT I AM AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU. TRY NOT WAITING UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE THE EXAM BUT WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR IN TROUBLE. KEEP UP ON ALL YOUR SUBJECTS. CATCHING UP IS DIFFICULT FOR ATHLETES AS A LOT OF YOU TIME GETS EATEN UP WITH GAMES AND PRACTICES BETWEEN HERE AND YOUR HS EVENTS. YOUR BASEBALL IS YOUR RECREATION. YOU DONT GET MORE RECREATION AND SOCIALIZING WHEN YOU GO HOME. YOU GET YOUR HOMEWORK AND STUDING DONE IMMEDIATELY. YOU MUST LEARN TO SCHEDULE YOUR TIME.

19. IF PLAYERS WANT TO COME DIRECTLY FROM SCHOOL TO PRACTICE YOU CAN PACK A BAG WITH A CHANGE OF CLOTHING, GLOVE AND CLETES AND LEAVE IT WITH ME ON SUNDAYS AND I WILL BRING IT ON FRIDAYS TO THE FIELD.