Policies and Regulations
1. General Purpose for being
A. To get an education and graduate
from school, and hopefully, to go on and get a college degree.
B. To participate in the baseball program, and to assist your team
in winning the conference championship. At the same time,
with some ability and a lot of hard work, an opportunity to play
C. To develop life-long friends in an atmosphere of cordiality and
purpose, both on and off the field.
2. As baseball coaches, it is our
responsibility to assist you in the above. We will do this
A. Monitoring your grades to insure
that you are working in class towards graduation.
B. Giving you the best possible baseball education to assure that
you respond properly on the playing field so that your team may
achieve its goal of winning the conference championship, and to
allow you the opportunity to develop your skills to make you more
attractive to college coaches.
C. Placing you in a proper environment, both on and off the field,
so that you may be allowed every opportunity to enjoy your stay
in the program.
3. Team policies to insure the
A. Class attendance:
1. You will attend classes regularly and on time.
2. No coach will intercede on your behalf with any instructor to
allow you to circumvent any assignment due.
3. If declared ineligible by the athletic office, a student athlete
will not be allowed to play until cleared and will encouraged to
take all necessary steps in and outside the classroom to raise poor
4. You will prepare yourself for assignments and exams over the
entire semester so as not to directly conflict with practice or
games. If this cannot be helped, you must notify your coach
prior to completing the academic work and you must bring a note signed
by your instructor upon your return.
5. Your first responsibility will be your classes. Your second
responsibility will be the baseball team.
B. Conduct on and off the field:
1. You will be expected to conduct yourself in a first class manner
around school and around the community.
2. The use of tobacco, drugs, and alcoholic beverages in any form
will not be tolerated. If caught drinking or using by any
member of the coaching staff or law enforcement officials, you will
be disciplined and suspension may result. Please refer
to Unit #4 handbook for procedures/penalties.
3. We are going to ask you to refrain from swear words.
We will allow a short period of adjustment for those who have built
up bad habits. Increased conditioning and/or loss of playing
time may result.
C. Practice and game schedules:
1. All open gyms and practice schedules will be posted on this website
and on the CHS baseball bulletin board east of Combes Gym by 11
a.m. ("A" Lunch) each day. You will be REQUIRED
to read this schedule in order to understand your responsibilities
prior to practice.
2. Practice times will vary, especially during the first couple
weeks of the season when several teams compete for gym space.
Practice times at McKinley Field usually take place from 3:45-5:30/6:00
3. If for some reason you will be absent or late to practice, you
will personally talk by phone or in person with one of the coaches
prior to the scheduled time for practice so adjustments can be made.
HEAD COACH- John Staab
356-5320 email address above
JV COACH- Kerry Rodeffer 355-8514
FROSH COACH- Cam Strang
4. There will be no excuses accepted for kids being late unless
we are notified in advance. Any taping or therapy must be
done prior to practice. Exceptions may be made if notified
5. Anyone late for practice/meetings or spent time in the holding
room for disciplinary reasons, will be required to run before they
are eligible to participate in the next practice/game.
If a player strikes out looking on a called third strike, a pitcher
gives up a hit on an 0-2 count, misses a sign, embarrasses the
program on the field, or fails to run within a second of his 90-7
average time; those players will run extra conditioning. Players late for bus departure will not board.
6. No one will leave a practice session or a game without prior
approval of one of the coaches.
7. A player who is absent from school on the day of a practice/game
will not be allowed to participate. Refer to student handbook
for partial day attendance policy.
8. Players who quit the team must meet with the coaches, parents,
athletic director A.S.A.P.
9. Players should get at least 8 hours of sleep at night.
Bed checks will be instituted on Friday evenings as Coach Staab
will call all varsity players.
D. Injuries and sickness:
1. All injuries and sickness must be reported immediately to the
coaches so that treatment can be initiated as promptly as possible.
2. Coaches will adhere strictly to the limitations on practice/game
performance prescribed by a physician.
E. Field house and transportation procedure:
1. You will be expected to help keeping the locker room in good
condition. All trash will be disposed of and ball bags/equipment
will be kept off the floor to assist custodians in cleaning.
2. NO sunflower seeds will be spit on the floor of the locker room
3. Players will be transported to games by bus, van, or designated
private car. Players who do not wish to ride with the team
must first get permission from their coach. Players are strongly
encouraged to ride with the team unless a unique family matter arises!
No earphones are allowed on bus rides.
4. No spikes will be worn in the field house or on the bus.
All shoes will be cleaned off prior to access.
5. There will be absolutely NO horseplay in the locker room, on
the practice field, or bus. Conditioning will result.
F. Equipment procedure:
1. No one will be allowed in the equipment room or coaches office
2. You will be responsible for all equipment issued.
3. All players will be issued practice pant, belt, mock turtleneck,
coat, socks, hat, bat bag (Varsity/), helmet (Varsity only).
All players must wear pants at every practice and must bring sleeves
to every practice.
4. All infielders and catchers must wear a cup during practices
5. You will be required to take care of your equipment in a first
class manner. Fines will be assessed for lost or damaged equipment.
G. Awarding letters:
1. Players must conduct themselves in a manner which reflects credit
upon CHS and return all issued equipment.
2. Catchers, infielders, outfielders must play in a minimum of one-third
of all innings played.
3. Pitchers must either win two games or pitch a minimum of 16 innings.
4. Injuries, loyal service, and weather will also be taken into
consideration by the coaching staff.
The coaching staff, working with administration
of CHS and Unit #4, respectfully ask for your help in abiding by
these guidelines. Together, we can work towards a successful
season on and off the field! GO MAROONS!