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3T's Bats Rules & Expectations

PLAYERS - Rules & Expectations

  • Players are not allowed to argue with coaches, parents or umpires for any reason.
  • Foul language and profanity are not tolerated at any time.
  • Good Sportsmanship is a quality that is exemplified by our players.  Taunting of your own, as well as opposing players, fans or umpires, will not occur.
  • Self-indulgence by players, such as hanging one’s head after an error or mental mistake, pouting over personal failure, will have no place on the team.
  • Players at the GOLD & PURPLE Level are expected to put in extra practice time in the off season.  This will be recorded. 
    • If players are not putting in the extra work and falling behind, 3T’s has the right to move the player to a different level.  


PARENTAL PARTICIPATION - Expectations & Rules 

The success of the Bats depends on the commitment of everyone in our organization.  Parents are encouraged to attend practices and games.  You may be called upon to help with practice drills, score keeping and other items.  Game coaching responsibilities are assigned by the director.

Rules for Parents:

  • We want the Bats to be known as a “Class Organization.” We ask the parents, relatives, and friends attending the games absolutely to not abuse umpires, opposing coaches or players as well as our own players in any way.
  • During games, parents are respectfully asked to remain a good distance away from the dugout unless asked by the coaches.  Players are instructed not to talk to their parents and friends while a game is in progress.  Please allow the only adult contact with your son during a game to be with the coaching staff. 
  • Any parent challenging the authority of a Bats coach will be asked to leave the team.  Verbal or physical abuse of coaches will not be tolerated. 
  • The Bats Baseball reserves the right to “suspend” parents from attending games at the discretion of the Director.
  • Parents that may have concerns or questions are required to follow proper procedure

  • Never address the coach before, during or immediately following a game or practice. 
    • 30 Minute Rule:  Must wait at least 30 minutes before addressing a Coach about the game
  • Always follow the proper chain of command — Coach — Director.
  • Never discuss other players when addressing a concern.
  • Email is not for conflict resolution.  It is simply for fact gathering.


ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND VIOLATIONS
The rules and expectations listed are in place to ensure the quality development of our teams while maintaining the integrity of our organization.  Any violations of these rules by parents or players can lead to any of the following consequences:

  • Formal warning will be issued and documented
  • Suspension from participation in at least one game but for no more than two weeks will be issued and documented
  • Possible expulsion from the Bats Baseball Organization


PLAYER – Tournament Commitment

  • Players are not only responsible to the Bats Organization but also to the other families on the team.
  • Due to our small rosters, all Bats players are expected to participate in each tournament game. 
  • Bat players are encouraged NOT  to play on another team during their tournament season.  If this occurs then Bats tournament games are the priority.
  • If a tournament game is going to be missed, Bats Coach & Director must be notified 30 days prior. 
  • Players are required to fill out the “Player Absent Form” and must be submitted to 3T’s within 30 days prior to any game.  


PLAYER - Penalty for Violation of Tournament Commitment:

  • $50 fee for each game missed


PLAYING TIME
Playing time will be recorded by each coach.  A running record of innings that a Bats player is on the bench will be kept and regulated.   The Coach, with the direction of the Director, will determine the best playing positions for each child.  It is the goal of the Bats organization to put players in positions in which we feel each child will have the most success.  Playing all positions is not a goal of the program; however, the Director feels that players should experience multiple positions numerous times throughout the season.