Safety: We take safety very seriously. To the greatest
extent possible, we buy the best quality equipment that we
can find. We allow our Sandy Koufax players to have the option of wearing
masks while batting, even though it is not required by league
rules. We were the only team to do so last season.
Sportsmanship: We do our best to encourage
good sportsmanship and to build good character in the youngsters
who participate in our program. We do not tolerate taunting,
jeering or name-calling towards our opponents and encourage
parents to work with us to keep our kids positive at all times.
We believe that at this age and ability level, it is best that
the head coaches not have children on the team. While this is
not always possible, it remains a goal of the Association. We
do our best to retain coaches who have a proven ability to teach
baseball and to make belonging to the team a memorable and fun
Tryouts: Once again, at this age level, we
feel it is important to make the tryout process as free from
favoritism as possible. All teams are selected by the Board,
the coaches--if they have been named, and in some cases invited
experienced evaluators of baseball talent. Board members with
children vying for positions on a team disqualify themselves
from the selection process for that team.