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BOOKS BEFORE BATS!


It is the #1 expectation of the PQ Girls Softball: All players give their best effort to their education. While we hope softball is a memorable part of their lives, few will make a career of it; a sound education will take the player further in life. Keep the grades high!

RESPECT THE R.O.O.T.S. OF THE GAME OF SOFTBALL….


Rules: The rules of the game exist to make the game fair for all, sometimes they work in our favor, sometimes not.

Officials: Officials are not perfect (just like coaches, athletes and parents!) and sometimes make mistakes. However, there is no excuse for treating officials with disrespect when they make errors.

Opponents: Without them, we'd just be practicing! Good opponents push us to do our best.

Teammates: Encourage and support one another on and off the field, be 1 team, not a group of players.

Self: Set high standards for yourself and live up to them.

THE E.L.M. TREE OF MASTERY


The Tree of Mastery is an ELM tree, there are three things you need to do to climb the Tree of Mastery:


E is for Effort. We want to give our best effort every time we come out on the field. We could be better than another team without learning and improving if that team is a weak team and we could be weaker than another team but be learning a lot and getting better all the time. We always want to improve ourselves by giving our best effort always!

L is for Learning. We want to continue learning and improving every week in practice and every time we play a game. If we continue to learn, we will get better and that is more important than whether or not we are better than another team.

M is for Mistakes. Most people think it's bad to make a mistake, but mistakes are part of the learning process. You can't learn something as complicated as softball if you are afraid to make a mistake and people that are afraid to make a mistake often don't even try very hard. We want to learn from our mistakes and not let them discourage us or keep us from working hard.