Our goal is to help participants of our program develop into outstanding young men through the life lessons that are taught to us in the game of baseball, and by living out the core values spelled out in the acronym PROVE IT.
Pride - Have pride in your school, team, and yourself. This includes taking care of your grades, having a clean appearance, clean locker room, completing your field duties, and acting in a way that brings positive attention to our program.
Respect - Respect your teammates, your opponent, people of authority, and the game. Play the game hard and play it the right way. We will not run our mouths from the dugout to disgrace our opponent. Let your performance on the field do the talking.
Outcome - Attitude + Effort = Outcome. Attitude and effort are the two things that you can control. We will not worry about things that we cannot control. Having a positive attitude and quality effort in everything that we do will result in the outcome that we are looking for.
Volunteer - It is important that we realize that, in this program, we are apart of something bigger than ourselves. We will have a presence at the elementary schools and in the community to hopefully make a positive impact in other people’s lives. Ex. Greeters at the parent drop off line and bus stop, morning reading program, Keeper of the Game, food drive.
Energy - Let your excitement and love for the game shine through. We will play to win, however, if we are not having fun in the process, then we are failing.
Invested - The more sweat and tears that you invest into something, the more important it is to you. If being great in your craft is not important to you, we will not achieve our goals. Our priorities will always be in the order of God, family, school, sports.
Together - We are a family. We will break out to “family” at the end of every practice and game. If we come together, stay together, and embrace our roles, then there is nothing that we cannot accomplish.
Quotes from our program about what "Prove It" means to them.