Las Vegas Lil Coyotes: Welcome
READY TO PLAY ON A 14U "A" FASTPITCH
The Lil Coyotes Softball Team is dedicated to providing a competitive, safe, and fun experience, while competing on a Fastpitch Tournament Team.
Keys to a Successful Season
Have fun, be coachable, stay positive, give it your best, and show good sportsmanship!
Manager & Coach's Philosophy
1. Have fun and learn softball
Kids cannot perform at their best when under parental stress or being afraid to make mistakes! There will be bad throws, missed balls, and strikeouts. That’s ok…we’ll work on it.
2. Reward attitude and effort over physical ability
Physical ability and skills do not guarantee special treatment or play time. We value the right attitude over skill, and will reward those who demonstrate teamwork and a positive attitude. Good leaders pick up and encourage everyone around them and lead by example. We aim to teach kids that concept.
We will not tolerate bad-mouthing of other players, disrespect toward any coach or player, or any negative attitude whatsoever. We will work with kids to change such unlikely behavior, but repeated issues could reduce play time.
4. Practice Attendance
The lack of practice attendance will affect your child’s play time and/or position played for two reasons. One, the lack of practice will mean they are not well prepared to play, and two, others who show up and work hard deserve the playing time more. There’s always someone who can give your child a ride if you cannot. Skills are built during practice, not games, so attendance is important.
5. Our views on winning
We send our kids to school expecting A’s and B’s, not for them to just have a good time. That expectation is winning, but more than the grade, what we want is a positive effort and attitude. That’s all we ask here. Teaching kids how to win and lose is vital to growth and sportsmanship.
The simple acts of teaching your kids how to catch, throw, hit, run, and how to think on a softball field culminate into actions that will win ball games. Knowing the rules, strategies, and having the ability to perform tasks in the game are all geared towards achieving success. To not teach how to win the game is to not teach how to properly play they game. There’s never pressure to win on the scoreboard, only pressure to try your best and to never quit – to stay positive. It’s the lack of proper attitude and effort that are disappointing. At the end of the day, individual games won or lost won’t matter in their life. How they grow from that experience does.
All we ask is that they show up, give us their best attention and effort, be coachable, and do their very best. Success will follow. More important is helping them grow as players and young girls, and sometimes losing is an important part of that process.
To have the confidence to believe you can win no matter what the situation, but also having the humility to understand you can lose at any time to anyone promotes the proper mental balance needed to always work hard and strive to be your best.
IF YOUR INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT FOR OUR TEAM PLEASE CONTACT RUSS TURPIN 770-315-1687