Royal Oak 14U-18U Fastpitch Tournament Team Information

Updated Friday December 30, 2016 by Craig Woodham.

2017 U14 (Middle School) & U18 (High School) Tournament Team Tryouts will happen in the Fall 2017 timeframe. These teams will continue practice through the Fall then after the High School break in the spring then continue through early Summer. We will only roster the 12 BEST in each division (14U-18U). All team members will have specific Royal Oak Fire Jerseys, and other assorted Fire Gear. These teams are intended for those who are 100% Serious about playing softball at higher levels and improving their game.

The Royal Oak Fire Tournament Team's objectives are simple; to make "you" the best player and team mate you can be and to prepare you for success on your high school's softball team.

We will accomplish this with the following sub-goals:

· Focusing on fundamentals
· Learning new skills
· Constant improvement
· Playing hard
· Hustle
· Playing aggressively
· Stressing the concept of team (Parents are part of the team, too!)
· Becoming good friends
· Being positive in every situation
· And of course, HAVING FUN!

ROSL FIRE Weekly Games
Players MUST participate in any and all U14-U18 Fire Team Practices and/or Tournaments.

Tournaments
Participate in at least four “local” weekend tournaments, including the Royal Oak Invitational Tournament. The final dates and locations will be communicated as soon as we can confirm dates and reserve our spot in the tournaments.

Coaches:

14U - Sean Looney & Assistants
18U - Craig Woodham & Assistants

EXPECTATIONS

From Players: 
· Hustle! Hustle! Hustle!
· Participation in all practices / tournaments.
· Be on time, pay attention and be prepared
· Treat coaches, teammates, parents opposing players and officials with respect
· Be a good teammate and a good sport
· You are human, you will make mistakes.  We expect that you will work hard to avoid repeating them.

From Parents: 
· Play catch with your daughter(s) - a lot!
· Help your daughter set softball as an appropriate priority
· Find an appropriate time to address questions / concerns
· Display / model good sportsmanship
· Help out when and where you are able


From Coaches: 
· Clear communications
· All players, parents, coaches and officials will be treated with mutual respect and fairness.
· Effort and attitude will be rewarded commensurate with ability and achievement.
· Playing time is earned, so everyone will have an opportunity to play.  However, playing time and/or position are never guaranteed and most likely will not be “equal”.
· No matter the score or the record, if you don’t give up on us, we will never give up on you.
· We are human, we will make mistakes. We will work hard not to repeat them, though.