US Nationals South Plains High School Contract (14U)

We will not have a paid Coach for Summer 2024.

Expect a paid Coach for Summer 2025, cost will go up to cover that expense. 

Vision of US Nationals South Plains

 

Our Organization provides many things that set us apart from other organizations.  We will go above and beyond the normal expectations of a baseball & softball organization. We offer many unique programs and events that players may have the opportunity to experience as a team member.

– Elite instruction in the areas of physical, skill, spiritual, and mental development.

– Provide life opportunities from experiences through the process with being in the organization.

– Elite competitiveness at all levels of play.

Coach’s Core Values

– Unselfish Integrity

– Disciplined Practice Schedules

– Game/Player Management

– Transparency through Communication

– Continuing Education

Player’s Core Values

– Unselfish Integrity

– Passion

– Discipline

– Transparency through Communication

– Obsession with Development in all Areas: Physical, Skill, Spiritual, and Mental

Team’s Core Values

– Integrity through Success and Defeat

– Respect for the Game

– Discipline through Interaction

– Transparency through Communication

– Obsession with being “All In”

What Makes US Nationals South Plains Different

Experienced Staff – All of the US Nationals South Plains Instructors have had storied high school careers as well as extensive collegiate and/or professional baseball experience. Several have Major League experience, while others have college coaching experience.  They are available for team, group, or private instruction.  Rates vary per instructor and should be discussed with them beforehand.  US Nationals South Plains will coordinate Rovers to attend practices and games with teams (will not attend every practice/game, but will be available/scheduled).

Multi-Team Workouts – Players will have the benefit of practicing and working out with other teams at times to improve game type situations and additional coaches on hand to help develop players. These are set up by individual team coaches.

Access to US Nationals South Plains Labs – We host labs that benefit player’s elite development, and will only be available to US Nationals South Plains players.

Teaching Moments – Teaching Moments will continue in the Fall and Spring seasons, US Nationals South Plains will determine trends within the organization to specialize training sessions to focus on those areas.

Ongoing Player Development – Players/Parents should have ongoing conversations with their coaches on areas of needed improvement.  Coaches should help guide players to the appropriate US Nationals South Plains instructor if private lessons are needed/desired.

Weekly Practices – Teams should have weekly practices and utilize our organizational coaches whenever possible.  Access to outdoor practice fields will be available.

Marucci Partnership – In 2023, we partnered with Marucci Sports to receive the best opportunity for our organization.  Our contract with them allows players to get the best gear at a discounted rate and wear top-knotch uniforms.

Volunteering/Service – We encourage our teams to give back to the community, centered on volunteerism and service. We encourage volunteer efforts that teams may choose to serve and give back to the community.

Dedicated Web Presence and Communication – Our website is continually evolving to keep our programs/information updated.  Other social media avenues we are on include Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.  We use Team App as our official means of communication between US Nationals South Plains and players/families.

Rosters – US Nationals South Plains will create & maintain USSSA/PG Rosters, in addition will cover the annual fee required with annual rosters.

Player Dues Coverage

We know that this type of baseball & softball experience is a big financial commitment, so we are dedicated to offering the most affordable, yet highest quality program possible for you as parents and for your player.  We do our best to keep the player dues from becoming burdensome but we also provide more on the player development than any other program in the city.  Tournament team entry (not including gate fees) expenses are included in the player dues.

Summer Season – Player Dues for the US Nationals South Plains High School Teams: $2200

(Summer Season: January 1, 2024 through July 31, 2024)

$400 due January 1, 2024 (Deposit/Invoiced)

$450 due February 1, 2024 (recurring)

$450 due March 1, 2024 (recurring)

$450 due April 1, 2024 (recurring)

$450 due May 1, 2024 (recurring)

*NOTE: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS TO ANY PAYMENTS.

Deposit will be sent via invoice, recurring payments will be auto-withdrawn from card used for deposit payment.  If any changes need to be made to recurring schedule, email [email protected] 7 business days before next scheduled payment.

If injury occurs, payment schedule may be delayed and resumed (caught up with missed payments) when player is released by Doctor.

Summer Dues ($2200) do not include the Indoor Team Membership fee (range from $20-$50/month from January thru July 2024).  Discounts will be made available to applicants programs and amentities. 

Expectations

Our Organization expects the absolute best from our staff, coaches, players, and parents.

Coach/Staff Expectations
  • Be responsible for their own behavior and the behavior of their team members, parents, and other fans.
  • Lead by example in being respectful of other players, coaches, fans, and officials at all times.
  • Place the emotional and physical well-being of their players ahead of a personal desire or external pressure to win.
  • Never publicly demean a player, official, opposing coach, or parent.
  • Never knowingly permit an injured player to play or return to the game.
  • Take the initiative in resolving any known or suspected conflict relating to a player or family as quickly as possible.
  • Accept positive and negative feedback graciously.
  • Communicate expectations—including these organization expectations—clearly to players and parents.
Parent Expectations 
  • Trust the coach to coach/manage the team.
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
  • Let the officials and umpires call the game, remembering that they too are only human and that rarely is the outcome of a game determined by a “bad call.”
  • Demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship at games by using only positive cheers and never laughing at errors or jeering an opponent.
  • Advocate a sports environment that is free of drugs, and abusive language, including profanity, and refrain from their use during events.
  • Assist their athletes to show up to practice and games on time, with proper equipment, ensuring they are ready to play.
  • Direct your athletes to communicate to the coach in advance of any anticipated missed practices, games, or potential injuries.
  • Speak to the coach privately (and not to others) about any issues concerning any aspect of their family or athlete’s participation.
  • Speak to Organization leadership about any issue not adequately resolved with a coach.
  • Players are NOT allowed to pick up with other teams/organizations while under contract.
Player Expectations
  • Be courteous to opposing teams and treat all players, officials, and coaches with respect.
  • Respect the game. Respect Yourself.
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during, and after games. Stay composed and exercise “self-control.”
  • Show respect for authority to all officials, whether you agree with a call.
  • Respect the privilege of using playing facilities by cleaning up benches, locker- rooms, stands, and grounds after a practice or game.
  • Be an Encourager.
  • Understand that the TEAM comes before an individual player.
  • Be willing to serve in any role to build TEAM success.
  • Show up for practice on time, with proper equipment and ready to WORK.
  • Make reasonable efforts in advance to be excused from any activities that conflict with practices, games, or team functions.
  • Communicate to the coach ahead of time when you will miss a practice or game, and if you have any injuries.
  • Tell the coach of your concerns or problems instead of talking to others about them.
  • Seek to resolve personal conflicts with teammates. Speak to them first and seek reconciliation.
  • If you do not understand your role on the team talk personally with your coach to gain a better understanding.
  • Players are NOT allowed to pick up with other teams/organizations while under contract.

Please fill out the form below to complete the US Nationals South Plains Contract.

PLAYER RELEASE

(2023-2024)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION

Name and Phone Number
Permission and Release: I give permission for my child to participate in this activity. I understand that there are risks associated with competitive baseball. In the event he is injured, I waive and release all rights to any claim for damages against US Nationals South Plains and its representatives. Medical Release: In the event my child suffers sudden illness, accident, or injury and neither parents nor guardians can be contacted, I give permission for any emergency treatment that is deemed necessary by a licensed physician or other emergency personnel.
List Allergies, Medications, etc
By typing your name, you are giving permission and release for your son to participate.

PLAYER/PARENT COMMITMENT & AGREEMENT

Summer Season: January 1, 2024 through July 31, 2024. By our execution below, we hereby agree to participate with the US Nationals South Plains organization upon the signing of this commitment and agreement up until July 31, 2024. As a member of this team/organization and as the parent (or legal guardian) of a member of this team, we agree to the following:
As a member of the team (a) I will attend all required practices and games at the time requested by my coach; (b) if I am delayed or unable to attend a practice or a game, I will call my coach promptly; (c) I will train to the best of my ability while demonstrating the highest levels of sportsmanship at all times; (d) I will adhere to my coach’s instructions at all times and will never question his authority; (e) I will not violate the law and I will never use drugs, alcohol, or any illegal substances. I received and read the above policies and understand that I will be subject to dismissal from my team or the Organization if I violate any of the foregoing items.
We, as the parents (or legal guardians) of a member of this team/organization understand and agree that (a) we will ensure that our player arrives and departs from practices and games in a timely fashion and understand it is not fair to our player, the team, or the coach to be late; (b) if a player does arrive late to a game, it is understood that he/she may sit half a game before entering to play (c) if a parent has a question about his or her son’s playing time they will wait 24 hours from the time the game ends before contacting the head coach on this subject; (d) the parent (or legal guardian) will not come onto the field at any time either at a practice or games unless requested by the coach; (e) the parent (or legal guardian) will not make derogatory comments during a game that would gain the umpires attention and therefore depict a negative image of our players, the team, or the Organization; (f) parents will be encouraging and supportive of all players on the team and in the organization; (g) I/we will pay monthly fees (team fees and facility fees if applicable) due on time per the fee schedule(s); unless other arrangements have been made. (h) I understand that my son or daughter can be subject to dismissal from the team or the Organization for violation of these policies.
As noted above.
New players are required to purchase three items from Marucci LockerRoom (fielding glove, batting gloves, wood bat, metal bat, bag, and/or helmet). Existing players are required to purchase one new item at the start of each new annual season (fielding glove, batting gloves, wood bat, metal bat, bag, helmet, elbow guard, leg guard, sliding mitt, and/or glove quiver).
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS TO ANY PAYMENTS.
By typing your name, you are accepting the above rules and guidelines. I/We understand that the items addressed above are rules and guidelines of the Organization and I/We shall respect and comply with them at all times for the duration of this agreement.

Summer Season - Waiver & Release

By signing below, I hereby grant permission to US Nationals South Plains representatives to take and use photographs and/or digital images of the minor identified below for use in news releases and/or commercial or promotional materials including, but not limited to, their websites. These materials might include printed or electronic publications, web sites, or other electronic communications. I further agree that my name and identity may be revealed in descriptive text or commentary in connection with the image(s). I authorize the use of these images without compensation to me. All negatives, prints, digital reproductions shall be the property of US Nationals South Plains. I release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless and defend Sandlot, its legal representatives or assigns, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any reason in connection with the making and use of such photographs, including without limitation any claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. I hereby warrant that I am a legal competent adult and a parent or legally appointed guardian of the minor, and that I have every right to contract for the minor in the above regard. I state further that I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and that I am fully familiar with the contents of it. This release shall be binding upon the minor and me, and our respective heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue US Nationals South Plains, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, any owner and lessor of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the "RELEASEES" herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the "Releasees" or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releases, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which Releasees may incur as the result of such claim.
By typing your name you agree to the statement above.
By typing your name you agree to the statement above.