Players must always wear their Axemen issued practice shirt for practice and winter training workouts.
Players should always wear a hard cup to practice and games.
Pitchers always bring a jacket.
Uniforms must be worn properly. Jerseys tucked inside at all times and hats worn properly.
Warnings or ejections- if you disagree with an umpire's call, keep your opinion to yourself. Do not throw or kick your bat, helmet, or the dugout fence. Do not argue, mouth off, or glare at an umpire. If you scream or give lip to any umpire at any time, you will be removed from the game.
Hustle!!! Run on and off the field. If you are hustling, you won't have time to give an umpire an angry look or nasty comment.
Stay alert and involved in the game. Being in the dugout is game time and NOT break time. Keep your focus on the field and the game that we are playing.
No horseplay or verbal abuse of teammates. Your teammates come to the field to complete - not to be put down or mistreated by a teammate. NO dugout visitation with friends or family. You can visit before or after the game - NOT DURING THE GAME.
No food is allowed in dugout. Eat before or after the game.
Please be positive in the stands to each and every boy. Do not argue with the umpires or coaches. Let the coaches coach! Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.
PLAY LIKE CHAMPIONS:
EXCEL IN EFFORT. Give your best 100% effort always.
HUSTLE on and off field, walking is prohibited. We hustle and run at all times! A team that hustles is a team that has Great Spirit and one that plays with discipline and enthusiasm. Hustle does not require awesome talent; it requires simple commitment and desire. When we compete with other teams on the baseball field, this is part of the game we will always win. Regardless of the competition, WE WILL OUT HUSTLE EVERY TEAM WE PLAY.
DEVELOP LOYALTY. Always put the team first. Be a team player. Help your teammates achieve team goals.
SUPPORT YOUR TEAMMATES. Baseball is a team game. We succeed and fail on the field as a team. Be supportive of your teammates at all times, encourage and cheer for one another.
THINK BASEBALL. Concentrate! Whether in a game or at practice, keep your mind focused on the team's baseball objectives.
MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS. Learn the basic skills to become a skilled player on the game, start by being a good practice player.
MAKE EVERY MISTAKE A PART OF YOUR DEVELOPMENT. Learn from adversity. Mistakes are common in baseball. Errors are part of the game. Every player, regardless of skill, will make errors that are both physical and mental. What sets winning teams apart from others is ATTITUDE. When a mistake is made, forgive yourself and make a commitment to learn from the experience.
ANTICIPATE EACH PITCH AND FIELDING POSITION. Players are never spectators--when you are on the field, be prepared to be involved in every play. Know your assignments. With every pitch anticipate the action and get in position to make the play.
VALUE SPORTSMANSHIP. Be a good sport. Show respect for opponents, officials, and fans. Most of all, demonstrate your respect for your team and the great sport of baseball by conducting yourself with honor on the field.
BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR. There is time to talk and time to listen-know the difference. Be attentive and listen well to your coaches. Respond positively to directions.