Players are expected to attend all games, practice and team events (and be on time to them). We understand that there will be times that other obligations will have precedent, but we ask players communicate in advance with the coaching staff so proper arrangements can be made. Players are required to participate in 30% of league games to be eligible for the Vermont State Legion Baseball Tournament. We will not be accepting part-time player unless certain guidelines are met. If you have questions please contact Coach Albertson or Coach Fontaine.
Players that belong to S.D. Ireland Legion Baseball are high school, college aged players, therefore, we feel like players are obligated to communicate with the coaching staff when situations arise. Communication with parents should be a last resort. The coaching staff is responsible in communicating with players, parents and fans with information regarding operations of the program.
While one of our program goals is to get players better and get them experience, please realize that the coaching staff will field the best players in the goal of winning the game. League games are the most important followed by tournament games and non-league games. We plan on scheduling numerous non-league games to get the rest of the players experience.
Players and Coaches are expected to be role models to the community and when they are wearing SDI Baseball clothing. This includes during games as they are required to show the best sportsmanship. If situations arise that do not meet these requirements, the coaching staff will decide the appropriate discipline which can include dismissal from the team/program.
We would like for the team to travel together in the team van that SD Ireland lends the team or caravanning. This will help save on travel costs and allow the players to relax before a game. Players can drive their cars, but traveling together is strongly encouraged. Players will need to stay overnight in hotels for the three tournaments which can include the state tournament. There will be 3-4 players per room. The program fundraises so players do not have to pay for lodging on overnight trips.