Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball
Coaches:Joe Higgins - Asst. Varsity Baseball Coach
Tom Baylock - Varsity Baseball Coach
John Giunta - JV Baseball Coach
JR Luccarelli - Freshmen Baseball Coach
UNION COUNTY CHAMPIONS
2004 & 2009
2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010RAIDER BASEBALL PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
You are a representative of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, and a member of the Baseball Program, as such, you are expected to:
- Respect The Game
Baseball is rooted in history and tradition, and is much bigger than one individual. The game has been around for a long time and will be around longer than the length of one’s career.
Each day when reporting to the field have pride in your appearance. Exhibit hustle and class in your performance. Appreciate and cherish the opportunity you have to play this great game. Play with passion and enthusiasm. Treat opponents with respect. Abide by the rules of the game. Respect the decisions and judgments of umpires without argument.
- Demonstrate Sportsmanship
The greatest opportunities for sportsmanlike conduct arise where there are the greatest opportunities for unsportsmanlike conduct. Act like a gentleman before, during, and after the game. Exercise self-control at all times. Refrain from using obscenities or profanities. Humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Give your best and act your best on the field.
- Strive to Win/ Strive for Excellence
Although winning is important, it is not the sole purpose for your involvement in our program. Playing to win, within the rules and spirit of the game is what we expect. The will to win, is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win. You are not a “loser” as long as you have given your all (mentally, physically, and emotionally) and have performed to the best of your ability. Winning must be kept in perspective. It should never be encouraged at the expense of sportsmanship, discipline, integrity, and respect for the game, opponents and umpires.
- Strive for Excellence
Consistency is the most accurate gauge for personal and team performance. It is the ability to perform to the best of your talent day after day throughout the entire season. A team that is consistent will come out victorious most of the time.
- Commit Yourself
Commitment is a willingness to work hard due to your devotion to your teammates, team goals, and self-improvement. Teamwork is nothing more than everybody being committed to each others success. Team needs come before personal wants