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Tecolote Manager’s Credo

Tecolote Managers should make every effort to...

  • Create a safe and caring environment for players to learn, practice and play.
  • Become familiar with current coaching and teaching techniques.
  • Be kind and approachable.
  • Provide all players the opportunity to learn and to play.
  • Demonstrate good health habits and physical fitness.
  • Make every player feel an important part of the team.
  • Be knowledgeable of the rules of the game.
  • Set clear and reasonable expectations.
  • Set attainable goals.
  • Be courteous and polite.
  • Use good judgment as to when and how to discipline.
  • Teach the fundamentals of the game.
  • Be positive in situations where there seems to be failure.
  • Be fair to all players.
  • Share ideas and expertise with other managers in the league.
  • Demonstrate poise, self-control and self-confidence.
  • Ensure that all the players are instructed on safety.
  • Warm up the players before every practice and game.
  • Support the work of league organizers and volunteers.
  • Be honest to my players and won't be afraid to admit my mistakes.
  • Maintain dignity of the person I may be in conflict with.
  • Be open-minded.
  • Model of good sportsmanship.
  • Understand that progress and growth often comes one small step at a time.
  • Understand that players improve at different rates.
  • Communicate appropriately with players and parents.
  • Be a good role model.
  • Model a high level of respect for umpires.
  • Remember that the game is for the players.