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PLAYER and PARENT MEETING OCTOBER 23, 2013

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1 PLAYER and PARENT MEETING OCTOBER 23,

2 Topics for tonight’s meeting 1. Meet the Coaching Staff 2. The Program Past and Present 3. General Conduct off the field – In Class and Halls – Outside of school – Twitter, Facebook, etc. 4. Practice and Games 5. Parent’s Roles 5. Offseason Program Overview 6. Offseason Calendar 7. Community Involvement 8. Extra Innings Club and Big Fundraiser 9. Upcoming events 10. Winter Pride Pack Order

3 Coaching Staff Varsity – Head Coach – Kevin Manero JV – Head Coach – Chad Gunzenhauser Assistant Coaches -Jeff Childs -Pat Brett -Frank Yanni -John Pedrazzani -Kevin Harris Performance Coach - Furey Leva

4 The Program Past and Present Knights in College Baseball ( )

5 League Titles: 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 District Title: 1984, 2005, 2008 State Titles: 2009, 2013 The Program Past and Present

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7 Reality (-23)= 13 Can freshmen tryout?

8 Other realities… 1. Speed of the game 2. Size, strength, speed, velocity, etc. of opponents 3. Different rates of growth (ex. Late bloomers) 4. Performance vs. Projection

9 Before we address the physical make-up of a high school player, we must first address some other areas:

10 Expectations for General Conduct Off Field List of players to be ed to NPHS Staff All school rules always followed. HALLS - Think before you act and look at who is around you. Guilty and guilty by association are the same thing. IN CLASS – Respectful, Alert, Participatory – Eligibility and Grades – SCHOOL POLICY NOT THE SAME AS NP BASEBALL POLICY SCHOOL – Present AND On Time Everyday – All school rules always followed. OUT of SCHOOL – Nothing different than everything above. There is no separation. At NPHS Baseball – we take these matters as seriously or more, than what we ever do on the field.

11 Simple Equation F= You don’t do your work F = You don’t play No Fs= You can play

12 General Conduct off the Field Twitter, Facebook, etc. Twitter – Top Athlete Mistakes GETTING ON TWITTER BEFORE GETTING EDUCATED FORGETTING THEIR AUDIENCE USE PROFANITY OR DISCUSS R RATED SUBJECTS GETTING BAITED VENTING FRUSTRATION OR ANGER NOT BEING DISCREET WHEN IT COMES TO OTHER PEOPLE BELIEVING THAT DIRECT MESSAGES WILL REMAIN PRIVATE “AIRING BASEBALL LAUNDARY” ON TWITTER All of this stuff is nothing but a distraction from your purpose and is not permitted from players on our roster.

13 Facebook, snapchat, instagram, etc. etc. etc. - It is very simple. If it is a picture you would not hang on your Grandmom’s refrigerator, do not put it on facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. General Conduct off the ield

14 Back to the “physical” requirements NON-FACTORS TOP 10 NON-FACTORS IN OUR ROSTER-MAKING PROCESS and PLAYING TIME DETERMINATION 1. Player’s middle school batting avg. 2. Player’s parents’ involvement in fundraising 3. Which Connie Mack/ Legion team you played for 4. Whether or not your family is friends with someone on the coaching staff 5. Who is in your family’s social circle 6. If you were a little-league all-star 7. What your 60 yd time was at a showcase last summer 8. How many showcases and tournaments you played in 9. Your religion, race, nationality, etc. 10. Who your private instructor is

15 Please remember: 1. We have a lot of coaches with a lot of baseball experience and very good track records 2. We offer many opportunities for improvement and instruction 3. We all want one, simple thing: A SUCCESSFUL, POSITIVE, and PRODUCTIVE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE WHO WEARS THE UNIFORM.

16 Parents’ Role Communication Process if needed Step 1 – Player to Coach Step 2 – Coach back to player Step 3 – Player to parent Step 4 - Parent to Coach on some matters only Questions we will not answer: Why isn’t my son playing? Why is player X playing? Why is your lineup that way? Questions we will be happy to answer: What skills does my son need to work on, and how can he focus on them? What can we do about getting the college process started? How can we get involved in fundraising or supporting the team off the field?

17 The Make-Up of a “Team” We operate under a simple philosophy: PROGRAM FIRST, ALWAYS. What’s good for the TEAM, is good for the individuals. We don’t want the 9 best players, we want the best 9. Success for the program = success for the individual. PROGRAM FIRST, ALWAYS. * * * TRADITION DOESN’T GRADUATE. * * *

18 The Make-Up of a “Team” Playing as a team from March – June is really not enough. Therefore: – Fall Program – Offseason Strength and Conditioning Program – Non-Baseball Team Events – Close Relationship with American Legion programs – Consistent Communication – Offer many opportunities

19 What should I do in the summer?

20 Outside the HS Season Posavec* Akins Melone* Nadeau Cameron* West Kersey* Erskine Bertucci* Billetz Scott* Melchior Borawski* Smink Maher* Burg Rahim

21 2009 State Championship team Christy* Lepre Zinsmeister* Harrington Grassie* Palm Smith* Dale Albaugh* Ball Radick* Leidy Dunn* King Davey Bradstreet Ruth

22 Clauss Shuttle Posavec West Davey Reddick Lashkevich Phifer Marukos Boroch Mengel Finley

23 10 Fall League Practices (approx) Fall League Games 40 Team Lifting/Conditioning Workouts 3 Team Toughness Days 1 Alumni Team Toughness day 20 Team Indoor Hitting/ Defense Workouts 4 Turf field outdoor team workouts 12 Pitchers and Catchers morning bullpen sessions 2 Team Community/ Volunteer Sessions 3 Offseason Team Meeting 2 Team player and parent information meeting 1 Team Building Function supporting NPHS Activity 1 Team Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast 1 Team College Baseball Information Night 1 Team Pride Pack NP Baseball Gear order 4 Additional Team fundraising events Total = 118 Voluntary Team opportunities from September - February

24 The Multi-Sport Athlete Do we like it? Yes. Is it for everyone? No. Questions to Consider? – Do I make adjustments easily from sport to sport? – Am I able to make significant progress from year to year in each sport? – Can my body handle the demand? – Am I able to keep my grades in check?

25 Winter Strength and Conditioning Program Performance Coach: Furey Leva Schedule * Tues, Fri: 5:30am (Strength Training) * Wed.: 3:00pm (Conditioning) Winter Program begins Tues. Oct. 29 th

26 Why Workout at 5:30am? 1. No competition for space 2. Parallel to a collegiate schedule 3. Discipline and Team Enhancement 4. No schedule conflicts (work, clubs, etc.) 5. Allows for after school individual, sport specific work 6. Allows for individual supplementary workout time

27 AM Workout Challenges 1. Logistics for freshmen 2. Parental support 3. Self-Discipline 4. New Schedule (requires adjusting) 5. Full body readiness (Quality vs Quantity argument)

28 Warm-Up Begins at 5:30 (Time is limited…) Parking in designated spots only Set up carpools as needed “Buddy” system for pushing each other as needed Must be in 1 st period on time Gym, weight room, spinning room, outside areas, aux gym, showers, etc… All available Consistent or not at all Record keeping is important Eat something (wake up time) Weather Cancellations on Twitter

29 Practice Times, Attire, Etc. Weekday practices after school begin at 3:00 Weekend practice times will vary Always be on field ready to go 15 min before official practice time All Equipment must be accounted for North Penn Attire Only (no other teams) During NP Season… NP Baseball Only

30 Winter Pride Pack Order

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36 Pride pack order Order will be online only with link will be sent tomorrow Online store will close NEXT WEDNESDAY https://runaroundinc.tuosystems.com/stores/ npbaseball https://runaroundinc.tuosystems.com/stores/ npbaseball Credit card purchase through The Run Around

37 Offseason Calendar

38 Saturday, Nov, 9 th Two Events Carwash – McDonald’s across from NPHS 10am – 2pm (2 shifts) * People with dirty cars, * Players to work, Towels Field Work Day Begin – 9am * Needs: Muscle power (players and parents) Mowers Weed whackers Rakes, Shovels, Trash bags Sod cutter? Seed? Spreaders?

39 = Night for the Knights! SAT. NOV 16 th 7pm  Night for the Knights! Ukrainian Church on Allentown Road next to Walton Farm Elem. $30 FOOD, BEVERAGE, MANY PRIZES, MUSIC, GOOD PEOPLE-GOOD TIMES! More people, more resources, more benefit to the program. JOIN US FOR THE NEXT MEETING – Nov. 13, 7pm, NPHS RM K32

40 Offseason Contacts, Info. Centers, Questions Coach Manero: NPHS – Rm K Ext 4880 NPHS Teachers Website Twitter: Website:


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