Bombers Baseball Club

 
Code of Conduct

MISSION STATEMENT

The Southern California Bombers Baseball Club is committed to providing a positive environment for young men who aspire to higher education and or professional baseball within the framework of competition.

The Southern California Bombers Baseball Club's primary role is to provide player growth, development, and to be perceived as a premier high caliber, highly competitive baseball organization that competes at the highest level.

The Bombers are committed to maintaining a foundation based on teamwork, goodwill, developing relations on the field and in the community, hard work, and ethics with the goal to develop the players in sports as well as life.


An additional concurrent goal will be to compete and showcase at the national level to both professional and colligate baseball scouts. Our level of competition will provide for the player to obtain this goal, and to further develop the players that are competing at that level currently.

 

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

The Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California believes that participation in athletics can provide young athletes with the opportunity for personal growth. Teamwork, the mental and physical challenges of training and competition, and the experience of winning and losing graciously and respectfully are important life lessons that will serve our athletes well in their future.

Developing good character habits requires time and effort. Coaches and parents can help students develop such habits by discussing, modeling, and reinforcing the desired attitudes and beliefs over time.

We also understand that participation on an athletic team demands a commitment that involves both dedication and sacrifice. This is required of not only student athletes, but also of coaches and parents.

 

ATHLETIC PROGRAM GOALS

The Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California is aware that our players participate in athletics for the following reasons:

1. Enjoyment

2. Participation

3. Personal improvement

Therefore, the Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California commits to the following:

  • Offer athletes an enjoyable experience;
  • Provide the greatest possible opportunity for athletes to participate in both practice and competitions;
  • Promote personal improvement in skills, physical condition and knowledge of the sport; and
  • Promote programs of excellence that accomplish the above and lead to success on and off the playing field.

In order to achieve these goals, we hold the following positive expectations for the primary stakeholders in our Organization.

 

COACHES' CODE

The Coaches are leaders, dedicated to more than the X's and O's of competition. As leaders and role models for young athletes, the Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California coaches and assistants will:

Exemplify the highest character as a role model for young people.

  • Recognize the individual worth and reinforce the self-image of each team member.
  • Establish a realistic team goal or vision for each season and communicate that to the athletes and parents.
  • Encourage and assist team members to set personal goals to achieve their highest academic potential.
  • Create a set of training rules for athletes that reflect the positive values of abstaining from the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Strive to develop the qualities of competence, character, civility and citizenship in each team member.
  • Provide a safe, challenging and encouraging environment for practice and competition.
  • Gain an awareness of the importance of prevention, care and treatment of athletic injuries.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of the game officials.
  • Teach and abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit.
  • Build and maintain ethical relationships with coaches and administrators.
  • Strive for excellence in coaching skills and techniques through professional improvement.
  • Promote personal fitness and good nutrition.
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
  • Organization first

 

PARENTS' AND WELL-WISHERS' CODE

Parents play a vital role in the development of student athletes and the success of the Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California program. Therefore, we expect parents to do the following:

Be a positive role model through their own actions to make sure their child has the best athletic experience possible.

  • Be a "team" fan, not a "my kid" fan.
  • Weigh what their children say; they will tend to slant the truth to their advantage.
  • Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators and support groups.
  • Be respectful of all officials' decisions.
  • Don't instruct their children before or during a game, because it may conflict with the coach's plans and strategies.
  • Praise student-athletes in their attempt to improve themselves as students, as athletes, and as people.
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the contest.
  • Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
  • Help their child learn that success is experienced in the development of their skills and that they can feel good about themselves, win or lose.
  • Take time to talk with coaches in an appropriate manner, including proper time and place, if there is a concern.
  • Please reinforce our alcohol, tobacco and other drug-free policies by refraining from the use of any such substances before and during athletic contests.
  • $25 yearly membership fee 
  • $ 200 value of rafle tickets per seson

 

ATHLETES' CODE

Given our belief that youth athletics provides a unique opportunity for the development of physical conditioning, athletic skill, and character traits, we expect every Bombers Baseball athlete to strive for the following:

Competence

  • To develop the skills necessary to participate competently in the game.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the rules and conventions of the game.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the strategies of the game.
  • To demonstrate a level of physical conditioning and fitness sufficient to participate competently in the game.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of healthy behaviors including nutritional issues.
  • To understand the necessity of abstaining from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in order achieve the positive benefits of competitive travel baseball athletics.

Character

  • To be dependable in fulfilling obligations and commitments.
  • To accept responsibility for consequences of actions, to not make excuses or blame others.
  • To strive to excel.
  • To be committed.
  • To persevere, give 100% effort and not give up in the face of setbacks.
  • To demonstrate truthfulness.
  • To play by the rules of the game.
  • To control anger and frustration and refrain from displays of temper and bad language.
  • To accept losing and winning graciously; by congratulating opponents and by not sulking or displaying, other negative behaviors.

Civility

  • To practice good manners on and off the field.
  • To refrain from "trash talk" and other put-downs of opponents and teammates.
  • To treat all persons respectfully, regardless of individual differences and to show respect for legitimate authority (e.g., Coaches, Officials, Parents, Teachers).
  • To be fair and treat others as one wishes to be treated.
  • To listen to and try to understand others.
  • To be compassionate and sensitive to others.
  • To actively support teammates and others.

Citizenship

  • To be faithful to the ideals of the game, including sportsmanship.
  • To keep commitments to the team.
  • To show team spirit, encourage others and contribute to good morale.
  • To put the good of the team ahead of personal goals.
  • To set a good example for teammates, other athletes, fans, and the community.

 

SCHOLASTIC EXPECTATIONS

We also expect every student athlete in our athletic program to abide by all rules and regulations developed by and for their respective schools and school districts while maintaining an academic Grade Point Average of 2.5; with no individual grade lower then a "D" on any given report card.

For any violation of the Code of Conduct, any team rule or regulation, other rule or regulation of their respective team, Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California athletes may be subject to discipline, including but not limited to exclusion from Southern California Bombers Baseball Club activities, game suspension(s) and/or expulsion from the team.