LADY TIGER SOFTBALL
2017 Lady Tiger Softball
The purpose of this handbook is to communicate the fundamental beliefs and expectations of the Atchison County Community High School softball program. As a player of this team it is important to remember that it is a privilege. Players must recognize the responsibilities , expectations and behaviors required to be a member of this team.
Playing softball is intended to be fun. We are a family. We will strengthen each other and be positive role models for younger female athletes and contributing citizens to our community. A player's integrity is of most importance. We will always display outstanding character qualities, effort and encouragement because that’s what a family does. We will lift each other up, we will cheer each other on, we are a family, no one gets left behind.
-We will always shake the officials hand when the game is over
Inappropriate language and smack talking to umps, or opposing team will NOT occur
We will out hustle every team on and off of the field
We will encourage everyone
We will practice and play with our best effort
Everyone has a role in this family
We are here to have fun
Laziness is not tolerated
We will represent this school and community in a positive way
We will be a role model to those around us, especially younger female athletes
As a coach and mentor to these young ladies; I have an open door policy, softball related or not I am here for you ANY time of the day.
-Hard Work Ethic
Practice Schedule and Attendance
Practice begins @ 3:30p.m
Practice will usually last at least 2hrs
You are expected to attend EVERY practice. Players that are late or missing will receive extra conditioning, or field responsibilities and possible loss of playing time.
Extra conditioning is made up the day after missed practice or on Friday’s.
School Policy does not allow you to practice unless you have attended a half day of school
It is the player's responsibility to communicate missed practices in writing, text, or e-mail
Doctor or other appts. Notes should be provided to the coach if a player should miss.
Injured players are expected to attend and maintain the same schedule
Dual Sport Athletes
Athletes that are willing to work hard in two sports must work out a practice schedule and are expected to communicate with both coaches.
It is important that as an athlete you understand playing time may be affected by the time lost to track practice and meets. Please do not abuse the privilege of getting to participate in both sports.
Practice will be outside as much as possible. Game days be prepared to practice if game is rained out. Even if the weather is cold we must be prepared to practice outside.
Always keep an extra bag with things you may need:
Sweat pants , practice pants
School Disciplinary Policy
Student Athletes are expected to remain a student in good standing in order to participate in games. Players should take responsibility in this area.
Use of Drugs, TObacco, and Alcohol
Use of Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol are illegal and will not be tolerated
The District Policy will be followed
Arriving late without notification
Inappropriate classroom behavior
Lying to a coach
Not prepared for practice
Receive a school detention
Open defiance towards coach’s
Negative remarks, attitudes, expression towards others or about playing time
Game or bench misconduct
ISS or OSS
Use of cell phone during practice or during a game
Extra field duties
Loss of playing time
Suspension from games
Removal from team
You will dress alike the day of a game
You will be on time to the field/bus and come prepared
Everyone will help with equipment
You will stand and cheer if you are in the dugout
The use of cellphones in dugouts is not tolerated
Parents must sign you out before leaving the game
Tiger Positive Talk Fridays
Fridays we will set aside time to have positive talk and encouragement. Each player will say one positive thing about another player, softball related or not.
“Sports do not build character they reveal it”
Softball 2017 schedule
DATE WHERE DISMISS
Tues. March 28th @ Oskaloosa 2:15 pm
Monday April 3rd @ Nemaha 1:45 pm
Tuesday April 4th HOME vs. Nemaha JV GAME 3:00pm
Thurs. April 6th HOME vs. Hiawatha 3:00pm
Tuesday April 11th HOME vs. Atchison 3:00pm
Thursday April 20th HOME vs. Jeff West 3:00 pm
Friday April 21st @ Hiawatha JV GAME 2:30pm
Monday April 24th HOME vs. Sabetha 3:00pm
Thursday April 27th @ Royal Valley 2:15pm
Friday April 28th HOME vs. Royal Valley JV GAME 3:00pm
Monday May 1st HOME vs. Holton 3:00pm
Tuesday May 2nd @ Holton JV GAME 2:30pm
Thursday May 4th @ Riverside 1:45pm
Monday May 8th @ Perry 2:15pm
Monday May 15th Regionals TBA
All games have a 4:30pm start time