Our Mission

Malvern Summer Ball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach young players the fundamentals of baseball and softball allowing them to reach their fullest potential, both on and off the field. On the field we teach confidence, a winning attitude, process, managing failure, professionalism, strategy, preparation, energy, and being a great teammate.

Off the field we emphasize academics, leadership, communication skills, accountability, character, honesty, community service, appreciation, entrepreneurship and work ethic.

Our goal is to not only walk away a better ball player. We aim for those participating to walk away better humans confident in themselves and their ability to positively impact the world around them.

MALVERN SUMMER BALL CODE OF CONDUCT

Malvern Summer Ball believes athletic competition should be fun.  We believe those who coach athletes are, first and foremost, teachers who have a duty to assure that their sports programs promote important life skills and the development of good character.  We believe that sincere and good-faith efforts to honor the words and spirit of this Code will improve the quality of our programs and the well-being of our children.

This Code of Conduct applies to all involved in the Malvern Summer Ball program, including, but not limited to, administrators, coaches, assistants, parents and players.  I understand that as a representative of Malvern Summer Ball, I must act in accord with the following code:

  • ​­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­First and foremost…Be positive and have fun!
  • Coaches have ultimate responsibility for their conduct, the conduct of their assistants, players, and spectators.
  • Accept the decisions of officials without exhibiting inappropriate behavior.
  • Place the emotional and physical well-being of your players ahead of any personal desire to win. Want to win and strive to win, but don't "win at all costs". Seek to achieve excellence.
  • Ensure that you are knowledgeable in the rules of the sport that you coach, and teach these rules to your players. Develop the total individual not just the athlete.
  • Treat each player, coach, official, and parent with respect and dignity.
  • Treat each player as an individual; remember the large spread of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  • Lead by example, in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all players. Remember that the team is a direct reflection of the coach.
  • Respect the game. Do not violate any laws of society or otherwise compromise the integrity of the game.
  • Do your best to provide a safe playing situation for your players.
  • Be aware of the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of your players.
  • Provide a sports environment for your team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and you will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
  • Remember that you are a role-model for children and the game is for them and not adults, Be positive and have fun!

I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand the requirements associated with this Code of Conduct. I also understand that Malvern Summer Ball maintains the right to deem certain actions as inappropriate whether listed here or not.