Red's Expectations for Coaches, Parents and Players

 

Coaching athletes, participating as an athlete and watching your athlete participate in competitive sports is both rewarding and challenging.  The expectations provided here for everyone involved with RBA help establish a clear understanding of each role and what the expectations of each are to enhance the playing experience of our athletes.

EXPECTATIONS OF OUR COACHES
  • Communicate with team athletes and families prior to the start of the season. This communication should include the following topics to better prepare everyone for a productive start to the baseball season.

    • RBA philosophy

    • RBA Code of Conduct

    • RBA Practice expectations

    • RBA game expectations

    • Expectations of RBA players who experience and injury

  • To act as a role model for athletes, promoting sportsmanship, respect and a sound work ethic.

  • To work with athletes to set realistic goals for the team and for them as individuals.

  • To fairly and evenly enforce the RBA Code of Conduct

  • To constantly build team unity, a healthy work ethic and commitment to both the team and the individual athlete’s academic life.

  • To work in partnership with members of the teams coaching staff as well as RBA staff to support and further realize athlete, team and organizational goals.

  • To make professional decisions based on the best interests of the athlete first.

 
EXPECTATIONS OF OUR ATHLETES
  • To make and keep commitments as an athlete and as a student.If you are playing here as a high school athlete, you want to do your best to play at the next level.

  • To respect the coaches, teammates, officials and parents.Show respect for the RBA facility and its equipment at all times.

  • To be a leader in your own way, be a role model for all RBA athletes as it relates to behavior and conduct on and off the field.

  • To have a good attitude and be coachable.

  • Understand that God, family and school come before baseball.

  • To communicate directly with your coach about performance and improvement related items.

  • To always bring a high level and COMPETE in everything you do in a RBA uniform.Healthy competition between teammates drives development and comradery.

  • To always leave every ounce of effort on the field or in the facility.RBA demands your best so you can achieve your best.

EXPECTATIONS OF OUR PARENTS
  • To be positive in your support of both your athlete, coaches and the RBA organization.

  • To communicate absences in a timely manner.

  • To always demonstrate positive sportsmanship as fans.

  • To maintain open communication with coaches and RBA staff.

  • Foster and maintain reasonable expectations for your athlete.

  • To honor financial commitments and fund raising requirements to ensure RBA can provide access to good competition and a sound practice facility.

It is important for everyone to remember that athletics at this level can be some of the most rewarding in an athlete’s life.  It is equally important that there will be times in their athletic journey with RBA, things may not unfold as they wish or hope as an athlete.  Coaches will make decisions based on the information available to them for the benefit of both the athlete and the team/organization.  RBA seeks to prepare our athletes for not only competitive baseball but for life.  Athlete’s learning to deal with setbacks and disappointment in a healthy constructive way is part of that “life” development.  Good, honest and open communication is paramount in that effort.

If there is a question or concern, athletes and families should:

  • First communication should generally be between the player and the coach.

  • If that does not work, the parent coach and athlete shall meet.

  • The last option to address a meeting may be scheduled between the family, coach and RBA staff.

Issues considered not appropriate for parent coach communication can include:

  • Other players, unless it is an extreme situation.

  • Play time.

  • Game strategy.

Issues considered appropriate for parent coach communication can include:

  • Strategies for improvement.

  • Illness, injuries and absences.

  • Concerns about your athlete’s behavior or treatment of your athlete.