Player Expectations

Along with understanding and complying with all rules and regulations of Mounds View High School and the MSHSL regarding academic progress, substance abuse, and personal conduct, the Players are expected to…

  • At all times – 24 hours/day, 365 days/year – In School and Out of School

    1. CLASS:
    2. COMMITMENT:
    You always control your attitude, effort and discipline.

You can be You. We want You to be You; and also demonstrate Class and Commitment.


  • Have HIGH EXPECTATONS – Strive to excel; expect and accept nothing less
    • BE ACCOUNTABLE - NO EXCUSES


  • Take PRIDE in yourself, your school, your team, and your community.


  • Focus on TEAM goals ahead of your personal goals
    • In order for any individual to receive recognition, the team must succeed.
    • Definition of Positive Team Chemistry: When each team member clearly understands his role, accepts that role, works hard to excel in that role, and roots for all other team members in their roles.
    • Equal playing time is not a goal.
    • “Lift-Up” and “On The Mound” after practice


  • Seek a REWARDING (as well as FUN) Experience:
    • Through hard work, commitment, and improvement – rewarding experiences occur when you are willing to persevere through adversity.
    • Through simply enjoying the game itself!


  • FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CONTROL - your preparation and performance; not on results or outcomes outside your control.
    • Be “not satisfied” versus “disappointed” if things don’t go well. View it as a “temporary setback,” not “failure.”
    • You can’t control the talent you have. No Talent Rule: It takes no talent to work hard, to be a good teammate, to be coachable, to hustle, to be on time…


  • Understand the 3 Goals the Coaches have for the season

    3. EACH PLAYER BECOMES A BETTER BASEBALL PLAYER
    4. EACH PLAYER BECOMES A BETTER TEAMMATE
    5. EACH PLAYER BECOMES A BETTER PERSON


  • Focus on excelling at the three areas of baseball emphasis:
    1. EXECUTE WITH FUNDAMENTALS
    2. BE MENTALLY TOUGH
    3. COMPETE AGGRESSIVELY (“WITH A PURPOSE”) – CONSTANT PRESSURE!
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  • COMMUNICATE! Be honest and ask questions if you are unsure, and address issues/concerns with coaches – don’t allow them to fester or talk to others.

Any player who fails to abide by the expectations will face consequences deemed reasonable by the coaching staff. This may include: extra conditioning, sitting games, being removed from competition, being removed from the team.

CHERISH THE OPPORTUNITY!...

TO WEAR YOUR SCHOOL JERSEY

TO DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS - for a lifetime…

TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS - for a lifetime…

TO PLAY THE GREAT GAME OF BASEBALL!

From “A League of Their Own:” “Why do you want to quit?”
asked Tom Hanks (Manager). The player replied, “It just got too hard.”
Hanks responded, “It’s the hard part that makes it worth it.”

Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling
of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays
and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.

There’s a big difference between someone who is a baseball player
and someone who is an athlete that plays baseball