The post game handshake is the last opportunity our players get to acknowledge the other team’s players and coaching staff. It is vital that, during this handshake, players learn eye contact, respect, and sincere gratitude. Not only do Extreme teams thank the opposing team and their efforts, but also the umpires. These umpires value the post game handshake more than we may think. It can set you apart from other teams, make people remember you, show your respect and the kind of character you have as an individual. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, the handshake shows you’re a professional and in it for the right reasons. You are capable of taking defeat and showing respect just as you are of coming out on top and still having that respect. Let us show our Extreme Pride through this post game handshake to opponents and umpires alike.
As always, culture is a big component of a successful organization, business and life. You are who you surround yourself by and those people can drive you to make you better, happier and the best you possible. Or they can bring you down, hold you back and not allow you to grow. There are a few points of the Extreme culture that we take pride in. Stay tuned and continue to check on our blog for topics that our Network Trainers and Coaches think make the Extreme great!
The topic for today is Extreme Sponsor T-shirts. Coach Brett Swip explains the importance of representing our brand through Extreme Sponsor T-Shirts. Culture is an important piece of the puzzle in our approach. There are lots of things that separate each team, however, a few bring us together as an organization. Proper attire can set an organization apart from others in the area and in the country. Coaches representing wearing our Extreme sponsor t-shirts are a big part of that. Coaches are looked up to, followed and can be seen as the face of the organization. It all starts from the top so we ask that our coaches represent so their players follow suit. There is a lot of pride in our organization and every person is a part of it. Thank you for being a part of Extreme and making it great.
There are a few topics that we strive to be consistent throughout our organization. Leaders of our club will answer the call of what they think is important and why. Stay tuned for more videos from our coaches, network trainers and more on these topics. As you see them, watch our program grow and culture change as we become even more unified than ever before. Thank you.
We are changing the model for athletes and coaches going into this year. Instead of putting the pressure on the individual development we are rolling out a team development philosophy. It’s time our network is leveraged for the benefit of every team and athlete in our club. The knowledge and experience of veteran coaches will be put to work around getting better outcomes in a team’s hitting and defense, pitching and catching, athleticism around velocity relative to our sport. Our team fees reflect your athlete’s development – an example is your child academic system.
Schools have support systems that help their students in need. Examples of that support system are an ACT prep classes or an academic tutor. An athletic program needs to have a support system for each team as well. The lifeblood of the athletic program has to be the curriculum & philosophies that will transfer as an athlete grows in their sport. Students have class time to learn the curriculum and then are tested through exams. In the athletic world the classroom is team practices and the exams are team games. By using veteran coaches to run skill development with your athlete’s team we are developing a plan to allow consistent coaching throughout the organization. Similar to school, if a student is struggling they reach out for individual attention or take a special class. Same applies to an athlete struggling with a specific skill. Private instructors or camps should be used with an athlete when they are falling behind on their development inside our programs curriculum.
Team sports require team philosophies around the skills of the game. The success of the team should not solely be dependent on an individuals training plan. It should be supported more by team implementation of the curriculum. We use team practices to bring in our veterans and develop your athlete’s team and individual skills. By joining the Extreme you assure your athletes are being mentored with the end in mind – outcomes of the game! If we want to defend against a great bunt then as an organization we need to be teaching a unified bunt defense that has clear expectations and execution points to ensure success as our athletes grow in the organization. We are going to provide you the complete athletic curriculum to ensure your athlete achieves their athletic goals.
So as you gather information on how to provide the 3D experience for your athletes, remember your team fees include your athlete’s skill development. We will provide you the classroom, the book, and all the exams and if your athlete falls behind we will be there with recommendations for private tutoring around their struggles.