The Indiana Twins Organizational Core Covenants

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What does it mean to be an Indiana Twins Baseball Player?

What Are The Core Covenants?

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    Preparation

    Going above and beyond on the work necessary to give me the confidence to succeed in any situation.

  • D

    Discipline

    Doing the right thing and making the right choices when nobody else is watching.

  • D

    Dedication

    Committing myself entirely to achieve the task at hand as well as individual and team goals.

  • T

    Toughness

    Doing what it takes to be the ultimate competitor physically, mentally and emotionally every day.

What our core covenants look like in school

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  • P

    Preparation

    Having the proper materials (books, folders, etc) for class.

    Doing my homework so I know the material for my tests.

    Studying for my tests.

  • D

    Discipline

    Be trusted with special privileges.

    Do homework and studying without being reminded
    by parents or teachers.

    Be the leader in group projects.

    Be on time to school and classes.

  • D

    Dedication

    Create realistic short term and long term
    academic goals.

    Allow your actions to show how important
    academics are to you.

    Show respect and appreciation for your teachers
    by thanking them after every class.

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    Toughness

    Be INTO not just in class.

    Fake it until you make it (get up and get to
    school even when you don’t feel 100%).

    Sit in the front row and/or middle row for the
    best learning effect (this isn’t always the coolest place to sit
    socially).

What our core covenants look like in the community.

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    Preparation

    Represent yourself and your teammates well at
    all times.

    Be a positive role model for those that might
    look up to you.

    Have a “make a difference” mentality.

  • D

    Discipline

    Don’t stay out late.

    Follow laws and rules.

    Always maintain a 1st class appearance.

    Do your part to keep your community looking
    nice.

  • D

    Dedication

    Participate in community service activities.

    Be charitable.

    Always be respectful and polite.

    Be pro-active at trying to have a positive
    impact on someone or something in the community.

  • T

    Toughness

    Walk away from potentially negative situations.

    Avoid peer pressue situations.

    Know your limits and stay in control.

    Integrity over “Cool”….Always.

What our core covenants look like in practice.

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    Preparation

    Have the equipment and attire needed for
    practice.

    Listen closely to drill instructions so that
    you can execute them correctly.

    Have a process to prepare you mentally for
    practice.

    Learn the pre-practice warm-up and be able to
    execute it without a coaches help.

  • D

    Discipline

    Be on time to practices.

    Work hard in drills even if coaches aren’t
    watching.

    Be coachable and maintain eye contact when
    communicating with coaches.

    Be accountable and hold teammates accountable.

  • D

    Dedication

    Do what it takes to make yourself better at
    every practice.

    Make sure you are working towards your
    individual and team goals at every practice.

    Do extra work on your own.

    Ask a coach for extra work.

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    Toughness

    Give your best effort at all times at every
    practice.

    Practice with game-like intensity and energy.

    Compete with teammates and expect them to
    compete with you.

    When it’s hard, push through it.

What our core covenants look like in games.

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    Preparation

    Have a process to mentally prepare you for a
    game.

    Know and use your routines for hitting,
    pitching and fielding.

    Know the defensive and offensive signs.

    Fuel the body with proper nutrition and
    hydration.

  • D

    Discipline

    Control what you can control, don’t worry about
    what you can’t control.

    Play one pitch at a time.

    Keep emotions in check and attitudes positive,
    opponents feed on your negative energy.

    Win and Lose with Class

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    Dedication

    Accept your role and thrive in it.

    Always make the team’s success your top
    priority.

    Support your teammates.

    Share information (pitch types, pitch patterns,
    hitter weaknesses) with your teammates.

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    Toughness

    Embrace FEAR, then attack it.

    Respect all opponents, FEAR none of them.

    Be the ultimate competitor.

    Fake it until you make it.

    NEVER give up.