Fall Program (Aug-Oct)
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Part 1: Development: Practices/ADP Sports Training/Lessons/Bullpens
- The fall is dedicated to maximum growth of the individual player in an extensive developmental program. The development program will provide the player the best opportunity to improve their baseball and athletic skills.
- Home Facility: TBK Bank Sports Complex. Bettendorf, Iowa
- Practices: 2x Per week
- Developmental nights
- Dedicated bullpen nights /throwing program
- Baseball specific measurable
- 60 yard dash enhancement
- Bat speed enhancement
- Pitchers Only Program
- Staff : Most qualified staff in Midwest – In conjunction with Iowa Sticks from Central Iowa.
- Players will generally attend 2 practices a week
- 1st Practice of the Week – Special/Developmental Nights
- Special nights may include: PBR evaluation, Next Step Sports Advising recruiting talks, college coaches attending, scouts attending, developmental nights, guest instructors, positions specific training and more…
- 2nd Practice of the week – Generally team/age specific practices
- Lessons – Players will be given 1 lessons to be used at their discretion throughout the fall season.
- Bullpens – Generally held on Wednesday evenings
- NOTE: For players who are unable to practice on a regular basis (out of town players) and still want to be on the Sticks team , you will need approval from staff.
Part 2: Exposure/Evaluation
- Players will participate in a PBR Evaluation Day for QC Sticks players only in August or September
- The PBR evaluation will be done exclusively for the QC Sticks players
- Great opportunity to begin or continue the evaluation process by one of the top recruiting and evaluation organizations in the country
- Player will participate in College Days for the QC Sticks if college days are offered
- College Days are done at some of the best universities in the country for baseball – These are required and will generally be an additional cost
- These are team camps for the Iowa Sticks designed for development and exposure
- These college days are an amazing one day opportunity to compete, learn and be evaluated by some of the top coaches in programs in the country.
- Players will participate in the top competitive and exposure tournaments in the country
Part 3: Education
- Players will participate in talks and discussions with numerous college coaches and professional scouts at practice and as special guests.
- Players will be exposed to numerous resources to help guide them in their baseball process.
- Players will learn about the recruiting process and collegiate expectations from guest speakers
Part 4: Competition: Tournament Play and Exposure
Players will play in some of the best tournaments, with the best teams, in the best venues in the country. The goal is to challenge the player to increase his level of play while getting the best chance to be seen and showcase his skills
Players will register for only the tournaments in which they would like to participate. The players fee will be pro rata to include cost of the tournament, coaches expenses, travel etc.
Past Events attended/ Possible future events:
- PBR top 32 – Grand Park – Indianapolis, IN
- Perfect Game Midwest – Cedar Rapids,, IA
- Perfect Game WWBA – Ft. Meyers, FL
- Mizuno Classic – Phoenix, AZ
- Arizona Fall Classic – Peoria, AZ
- Desert Classic – Las Vegas, NV
- Scout Stop – Minneapolis, MN
- Iowa Day – University of Iowa (Sticks Exclusive)
- Creighton Day – Omaha, NE (Sticks Exclusive)
- PBR “Scouted By” – Bettendorf, IA @ TBK
- PBR Limited Series – Bettendorf, IA @ TBK
- PBR Wood Bat Exposure – Des Moines, IA
- PBR NE Prospects – Omaha, NE
- PDP Invite, USA Complex – Cary, NC
- Various Regional Tournaments – IA, IL, MO, KS, NE, WI
Base Cost : Includes the following
- Practices (Early Aug – Mid Oct)
- PBR Evaluation
- Sports Advising discussion (tentative)
- 2 Private Lessons
- Off day/weekend scrimmages
- Developmental nights
- Visits/talks from pro scouts, college coaches, professional players and more
- Special guest instructors for certain positions and certain topics
Additional cost for team members not included in Base Cost
- Pro rata entry fee for tournaments
- College days
- Uniform fee (if needed)
- Travel expenses
Registration – Evaluation Camp/Tryouts
- All players who want to play on team must either participate in Evaluation Camp, receive invite from Sticks Director, or set up private tryout with one of our QC Sticks Staff.
- Evaluation Camp/Tryouts – Date TBD aTBK
- Evaluators will be QC Sticks Staff, outside coaches and PBR – Iowa
- Evaluation Location: TBK Bank Sports Complex
Dates of Program
- 17U/18U – Early August – Mid/Late October
- 15U/16U – Late July – Mid October
Parent/Player Conduct Policy
PLAYERS – Rules and Expectations Every member of the team should recognize that the Sticks organization is a ‘First Class’ organization. Sticks baseball will set the standard for a professionally ran high school sports program.
- Players are not allowed to argue with coaches, parents or umpires for any reason.
- Foul language and profanity are not tolerated at any time.
- Good sportsmanship is a quality that is exemplified by our players. Taunting of your own, as well as opposing players, fans or umpires, will not occur.
- Self indulgence by players, such as hanging one’s head after an error or mental mistake, pouting over personal failure, will have no place on the team.
- Players and parents will be required to sign a conduct contract before being allowed to play.
ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND VIOLATIONS.
The rules and expectations listed herein are in place to ensure the quality development of our teams while maintaining the integrity of our organization. Any (parents or players) violations of these rules will be handled by the following manner.
- A formal warning will be issued and documented
- A suspension from participation in at least one (1) game but no more than two (2) weeks will be issued and documented.
- Possible expulsion from the Sticks Baseball Organization.
PARENTAL PARTICIPATION: Expectations & Rules The success of the Sticks depends on the commitment of everyone in our organization. Parents are encouraged to attend practices and games. You may be called upon to help with scorekeeping and other items. Game coaching responsibilities are assigned by the director to officially designated persons only.
Rules for Parents:
- We want the Sticks to be known as a “Class Organization” We ask that parents, relatives, and friends attending the games absolutely do not abuse umpires, opposing coaches or players as well as our own players in any way. Allow the players to play the game as they have been coached. This rule will be strictly enforced.
- During games, parents are respectfully asked to remain a good distance away from the dugouts unless asked by the coaches. Players are instructed not to talk to their parents and friends while a game is in progress. Please allow the only adult contact with your son during a game to be the coaching staff.
- Any parent challenging the authority of a Sticks coach will asked to leave the team. Verbal or physical abuse of coaches will not be tolerated.
- The Sticks Baseball reserves the right to “suspend” parents from attending games at the discretion of the Director.
- Parents that may have concerns or questions are required to follow proper procedure.
- Never address the coach before, during or immediately following a game or practice. Make an appointment.
- Always follow proper chain of command – Coach –Director
- Never discuss other players when addressing a concern
- Email is not for conflict resolution. It is simply for fact gathering.
Tournament Cancellation Policy
- Importance of keeping your tournament commitment:
- Tournament registrations normally have to be made months in advance of the tournament. The QC Sticks will try to maintain great relationships with some of the best tournament hosts throughout the country. In order to accomplish this, it is important to attend the events that we register to attend. We must pay, register, send rosters etc. to these tournaments in order for them to do the necessary work to set our organization up with great competition and exposure opportunities.
- We have a very limited cancellation policy by the individual player in which a refund will be given. We ask that you take extra time to extensively look at your schedule before you pick the tournaments you would like to attend and then attend those tournaments.
- In order to receive a refund you must meet the following criteria…
- You must notify a staff member of the QC Sticks in writing that you can not attend a tournament that you have registered.
- The reason for the cancellation has to be valid and approved by the director or staff.(injury, family concern etc.).
- The staff member needs to be notified at least three (3) weeks prior to the tournament for a refund.
- No refunds within 3 weeks of the tournament as the cost for the tournaments have already gone out.
- Within 3 weeks, you may choose to find a replacement from within the organization and upon approval of the Iowa Sticks staff, and be reimbursed by that replacement (upon approval of the replacement)
- If the Iowa Sticks staff finds a replacement for you, your entry fee may be non-refundable.
- The trip must be drivable. There will be no refunds issued for trips in which airfare is required. Replacements are allowed if you can find one and they will reimburse you.
- NOTE: If a tournament cancels or changes format, the Iowa Sticks are not responsible for personal non-refundable travel, hotel, or any unforeseen costs associated with that tournaments decision to cancel or change format.