The Canes Indiana Organizational Core Covenants
What does it mean to be a Canes Indiana Baseball Player?
What Are The Core Covenants?
Going above and beyond on the work necessary to give me the confidence to succeed in any situation.
Doing the right thing and making the right choices when nobody else is watching.
Committing myself entirely to achieve the task at hand as well as individual and team goals.
Doing what it takes to be the ultimate competitor physically, mentally and emotionally every day.
What our core covenants look like in school
Having the proper materials (books, folders, etc) for class.
Doing my homework so I know the material for my tests.
Studying for my tests.
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.
Create realistic short term and long term
Allow your actions to show how important
academics are to you.
Show respect and appreciation for your teachers
by thanking them after every class.
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
What our core covenants look like in the community.
Represent yourself and your teammates well at
Be a positive role model for those that might
look up to you.
Have a “make a difference” mentality.
Don’t stay out late.
Follow laws and rules.
Always maintain a 1st class appearance.
Do your part to keep your community looking
Participate in community service activities.
Always be respectful and polite.
Be pro-active at trying to have a positive
impact on someone or something in the community.
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.
Have the equipment and attire needed for
Listen closely to drill instructions so that
you can execute them correctly.
Have a process to prepare you mentally for
Learn the pre-practice warm-up and be able to
execute it without a coaches help.
Be on time to practices.
Work hard in drills even if coaches aren’t
Be coachable and maintain eye contact when
communicating with coaches.
Be accountable and hold teammates accountable.
Do what it takes to make yourself better at
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.
Give your best effort at all times at every
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.
Have a process to mentally prepare you for a
Know and use your routines for hitting,
pitching and fielding.
Know the defensive and offensive signs.
Fuel the body with proper nutrition and
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
Accept your role and thrive in it.
Always make the team’s success your top
Support your teammates.
Share information (pitch types, pitch patterns,
hitter weaknesses) with your teammates.
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.