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6 Tool Baseball School

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Mission Statement

The 6 Tool Baseball School strives to develop the individual God given physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual talents of its players, and through sportsmanship, team competition, and fun encourages responsibility, compassion, and excellence in all aspects of performance.

Our Purpose

We strive to develop the individual God given physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual talents of our players.  Through sportsmanship, team competition, and fun we encourage responsibility, compassion, and excellence in all aspects of performance.

What it's All about

It’s NOT about your son’s batting average. It’s simply about the quality of his at bat! The goal we try to teach is to make hard contact while at the plate which doesn’t always necessarily mean he got a hit!

Skill Level and Playing Up

We believe in playing “up” in age and against better competition for certain players and not always for the entire team.  For example, a nine year old contributing to a winning effort on a 10U team makes sense for that particular nine year old. But a team of nine year olds that goes 2-14 on a 10U team will find it very difficult to focus on something other than winning.  That in turn affects confidence which has a direct impact on a winning attitude and culture. Therefore, players and teams will be placed in the appropriate division/team based on their particular skill set. While we prefer to compete at the premier level, we do not want to set up our players for failure.  We will also strive to keep “core” groups of players together ONLY if it makes sense for all involved.

Our Goals (in addition to learning the 6th tool)

 

01. Opportunity

We provide each player with the opportunity to learn, develop, and improve their baseball skills.

 

 

02. Teach

We teach each player how to practice and prepare.

 

 

03. Encouragement

We provide each player with an atmosphere that encourages mental, social and emotional maturity.

 


04.
 Adversity

We teach each player the importance of dealing with adversity and failure.

 

 

05. Preparation

We help players be ready for the next 6 Tool level, high school baseball and beyond.

 

 

06. Balance

We help the boys balance individual development and winning.

 

PLAYING TIME

In league play every player will play an equal amount of innings. Opportunities will exist for all and versatility will be encouraged. The emphasis will be on experience and development.  In tournament play coaches will coach and manage with the emphasis placed on winning. Playing time will not be equal and the coaching staff will play those that give the team the best chance to win. Player positions will be determined by the coaching staff based on each player’s skill set. Versatility and the ability to play more than one position at the developmental stage is important, so the staff will encourage it. Most little league programs offer an outlet if you are looking for a better opportunity to have rotational lineups allowing each player a chance to pitch, etc.

so what's the...

Time Commitment

Winter workouts begin in January and the season ends in July. Number of practices and games per week are set by the coach. You can expect 4-6 weekend tournaments in addition to 14-16 league games.  6 Tool Baseball believes in multi-sport participation. While we take what we are doing seriously, ages 8-13 is too young to specialize in one sport. If conflicts are projected please communicate that with the coaching staff. Together we can figure out what is best for your child and the team.

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