The Somerville Baseball Program has designed a Communication process for all Parents and Guardians. This process is in place to help Parents Communicate with the coaching Staff of the Baseball Team when a situation of concern arises. When a player or parent has questions or concerns regarding the program or a player's individual role on the team, it is important to keep in mind the following communications process that has been adopted by the baseball program. This process provides an effective and efficient progression, focused on solving any problem that may develop throughout the season.
FOUR STEP ACTION PLAN
The concerned player should approach his immediate head coach to schedule a time to discuss his questions or concerns. If the player does not feel comfortable and satisfied with the outcome of this meeting, he should move forward with Step 2.
STEP 2. The concerned player should request a meeting involving himself, his immediate Head Coach and the Varsity Head Coach. If the player does not feel comfortable and satisfied with the outcome of this meeting, he should move forward with Step 3.
STEP 3. A meeting involving the player, the necessary Somerville baseball coaches and parent(s)/guardian(s) should be requested via e-mail. This e-mail should include a brief explanation of the player/parent concerns. If this meeting does not resolve the situation, the player and his parents should then move forward with Step 4.
STEP 4. A meeting should be requested involving the player, appropriate Somerville baseball coaches, parent(s)/guardian(s), and the Athletic Director. If all the parties involved are still not comfortable with the outcome of this meeting, additional alternatives should be discussed to resolve this matter.
ADDITIONAL PARENT / PLAYER / COACH INFORMATION
1. All discussion should focus on individualquestions or concerns.
2. The performance and ability of other players will not be a subject of discussion. This is contrary to our team values of mutual respect and support.
3. Before leaving any meeting, be sure to clarify and summarize your thoughts and feelings. This will ensure that everyone involved has a clear understanding of the meeting's outcome.
4. NO COACH will meet and or talk to any parent, unless the player has expressed his concerns to their direct coach or the Head Coach prior to any coach / parent interaction
To contact Coach Banos via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM COMMUNICATION 1. Work as a TEAM a. Respect one another b. Trust each other c. ALWAYS put the TEAM first, TEAM FIRST PHILOSOPHY