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Elk Grove Travel Baseball Mission Statement

Philosophy of Elk Grove Travel Baseball Program

Elk Grove Travel Baseball (EGTB) is committed to providing a quality traveling baseball experience for the youth of Elk Grove Village. We strive to provide an environment of healthy competition which will assist our youth in the development of athletic abilities, self-confidence, and positive self-esteem. It is the goal of the organization to provide a program that emphasizes fun, development of sound baseball skills, and healthy competition.

In order to accomplish the goal, it is understood that every player will not necessarily have equal playing time, nor will every player get to play in the position of his/her own choosing. However, every player will be allowed to try different positions in practice, and every player will be given opportunities to play in game situations. At the younger levels, the emphasis will be on development of sound baseball skills, moving toward a more competitive program at the older ages.

EGTB strives to make our baseball experience as safe as possible for participants and spectators. Baseball, as with any sport, brings with it some risk of injury. EGTB will do everything possible to prevent injury to any player by providing adequate safety equipment; playing only on safe fields; and by not putting players into situations where they may be overpowered by other competitors. Safety of our participants and spectators is the highest priority for our organization.

EGTB welcomes input and ideas from our players, families and others. We are open to hearing concerns, ideas and comments from anyone who can help improve the organization. We welcome volunteers to assist with running this program.


The Travelers Creed

THE TRAVEL PLAYER

  • Plays fair, plays for fun, and plays for the love of the game.
  • Wins without boasting; loses without excuses; never quits.
  • Treats coaches, teammates, opponents, and umpires with respect.
  • Understands that playing time is earned and not guaranteed.
  • Never forgets that he/she is part of a team.

THE MANAGER AND COACH

  • Inspires in players a love for the game and the desire to excel.
  • Leads by example, and is a positive role model on and off the field.
  • Displays good sportsmanship by treating players, opponents, umpires, and parents with respect.
  • Knows that the game is played by kids and intended to be fun.
  • Places the emotional and physical well-being of the players ahead of any personal desire to win.

THE PARENT AND SPECTATOR

  • Never boos a player, a coach, or an umpire.
  • Appreciates a good play, no matter who makes it.
  • Remembers the game is for the players and lets them have the spotlight.
  • Accepts the judgement and decisions of the manager and the umpire.
  • Maintains self-control and helps make Travel baseball fun and enjoyable for everyone.