"THE GOAT WAY"

We hold our players and coaches to a certain standard.

It's what we call "THE GOAT WAY."

The GOAT Way - Coach's Code

All coaches must have proof of SafeSport completion courses and First Aid and CPR Training.

Coaches agree to adhere to the "Coach's Code" and the "Athlete's Code" at all times.

  • We know that what we do, as coaches, is a privilege, and what we are teaching these athletes is more than just the fundamentals of a game. We want both our athletes and their parents to know that the foundations we are building at GOAT can be used both on and off the field.

  • Our coaches lead by example, both on and off the field. All coaches must continue their education in the areas of safety and development.

  • We recognize that each athlete may have a different learning style than the next, so we find ways to cater to our athlete's needs. Often times we use unconventional "games" or drills to keep our athletes interested and focused while developing their skills. 

  • Baseball and softball are games. Games are supposed to be fun.​ Our coaches will keep the games and practices fun and safe while building skills.

  • Players can learn as much on the bench as they can on the field. It is our job, as coaches, to facilitate this. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment for our athletes at all times. 

The GOAT Way - Parent's Code

Our coaches lead by example and we expect our GOAT family to do the same. 

Parents/Guardians agree to adhere to the "Parent's Code" at all times.

  • Let the coach be the coach and respect the coach’s decisions.

  • Understand that GOAT coaches make decisions based on what is best for the team.

  • Show interest, enthusiasm, and support for all children on the team.

  • Provide only supportive comments to coaches and players of both teams.  Derogatory comments are not acceptable.  If you have concerns to bring to the coach’s attention, we will apply the “24 Hour Rule” before having a respectful, private conversation.

  • Do not criticize or question umpires’ calls.  Let the umpires be the umpires (please remember that they are human).  If there is an issue that needs to be addressed, the coaches will address it.

  • Do not coach your son or daughter during the game. 

  • Remain in the spectator area and be in control of your emotions.

  • Have fun and be proud. 

The GOAT Way - Athlete's Code

Our Athletes are a direct representation of GOAT and what we stand for.

We expect all of our athletes to agree to play baseball "The GOAT Way" while in a GOAT uniform.

 

  • Players should be present and willing to learn at every opportunity. We don't know when these opportunities will arise. A great opportunity might be when the team is ahead, when the team is behind, or it may be while the team is warming up. So we need our athletes ready and willing to learn. 

  • Be respectful and encouraging towards coaches, teammates, opponents, and umpires.  ​

  • There are many variables in a game or at practice that athletes cannot control. We ask our athletes to focus their attention on the things that they can control: effort and attitude. We expect our athletes to to give 100% at games, practices, and especially at school. 

  • Understand that GOAT coaches make decisions based on what is best for the team.  

  • Never Give Up! 

  • Baseball and softball are games. Games are supposed to be fun.​ So let's have some! 

At GOAT, the safety of our athletes is our top priority. So there are a few things we require from our coaches:

First, all of our coaches must have First Aid and CPR training or certification and must complete the following three courses from TEAM USA Baseball: SafeSport Course - Emotional and Physical Misconduct, SafeSport Course - Mandatory Reporting, and SafeSport Course -Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education. Second, all of our coaches must continue their education in the areas of safety and development. Finally, we ask our coaches to keep detailed notes on our clients about how often they play, any progress being made, new goals, and any other relevant information they determine necessary for future lessons. 

The SafeSport courses are part of a series of efforts by the U.S. Center for SafeSport to foster a culture of safety by raising awareness, developing best practices, and providing education and training to promote respect and prevent abuse. Click here to learn more about the SafeSport program.

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