TRYOUT Criteria Guidelines ALL TRYOUTS OUR CLOSED TO NON-STUDENT-ATHLETES Initial safety cuts will occur following a three-day tryout period. Remaining future cuts will occur following an evaluation process in which students will be rated by their athleticism, positional skills, offensive effectiveness, and interpersonal, behavioral, and prosocial attributes. A multiplier will be applied to student-athlete ratings that will be used to rank all students by positions thereby establishing a statistical mean to help guide coaches in the selection process and team assignments. Coaches will select the Varsity Team based on available talent to build the most competitive squad of 12-15 players that will contribute to the betterment of the team and program. Coaches will select the Junior Varsity Team based on available student-athletes after the varsity positions have been filled. All remaining, non-varsity players will be selected for their potential for growth and development towards future varsity opportunities and to the overall contribution to the program. Any remaining players that are not selected for the program will be cut based on matrix criteria, program needs, and/or personal characteristic; e.g. coach-ability, attitude, behave, etc. There will be three sets of cuts that will be posted on program website listing all the players that are called back to continue through the process. Any player not on the list of “call-backs” are encouraged to meet with the coaching staff (DATE/TIME/LOCATION) to discuss the reason for not being selected to one of the team. All winter sports athletes will be permitted to try out for both teams at the conclusion of their winter sport. Schedule of Cuts are as followed; Initial Safety Cuts Date: 2/7/18 by 8 pm. Final Team Posting: 2/9/18 by 8 pm or 2/12 at the...read more
UPDATE: 1/18: Open Fields canceled today. 1/16: Weather is looking dry for Open Fields on Tuesday and everyone is encouraged to come out for some work. Open Fields will begin at 3:30 and conclude at 5 pm. 1/10: The fields should be dry tomorrow allowing the student-athletes to get on the field for a light workout. it will begin at 3:30 and end no later than 5 pm. 1/9: Tomorrow’s Open Fields will be canceled due to wet field conditions. Additionally, if it rains on Thursday, we will cancel and start Open Fields next Tuesday. 1/8: With the continued rain, Open Fields will be canceled tomorrow, January 9th and may be in jeopardy for Wednesday depending on field conditions. Check the website for further information. Voluntary Open Fields for Softball will occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting January 9th at 3:30 pm. Tryouts / Practice will be on February 5th on the Varsity Field. Players that are not cleared by 1/26 will not be allowed to try out. To register, visit...read more
Monte Vista Softball Program 2018 Expectations, Goals & Objectives Mission Statement Achieve competitive greatness by preparing student-athletes to thrive physically, academically, and socially. Vision Statement Our student-athletes will honor the tradition of academic excellence while preparing to persevere in pursuit of future opportunities. They will embrace social diversity and overcome challenges initiated by individual growth resulting from responsible student-athlete training, competition, and practices. Equitable access to resources, equipment and coaching will be available for the acquisition of transferable skills, self-efficacy, and knowledge resulting in lifelong skill retention. Our character will be defined as a respectable community partner that displays integrity in action by modeling responsible virtues, ethics, and prosocial behaviors on-and-off the field. Winning will be the byproduct of superior processes that promote the growth and well-being of the student-athlete by adhering to responsible coaching methods suitable for an academic institution. Persona A1M (Achieve 1% More) We will pursue excellence in everything we do by getting 1% better daily! Program Outcome Goals Academics Goals Student-athletes will achieve academic success in the classroom. Student-athletes will maintain a 2.0 or better to remain eligible to play. Athletic Director will communicate with teachers and coaches regarding student grades. Guidance to educational resources will be available to student-athletes. Mustang Softball will be recognized for their academic merit. Competition All participants will pursue excellent in competition. Coaches and student-athletes will adequately and regularly prepare to compete. Performance will be a product of learning and growth. Student-athletes and coaches will honor the game; opponents, coaches, officials, spectators and themselves. Coaches will encourage student-athletes to put forth their best effort, attitude, and behavior during all athletic events. Coaches will schedule scrimmages and tournaments that will challenge the student-athletes. Physical Student-athletes will be physically prepared to perform in competitive events. Student-athletes will be introduced to movement, conditioning and fitness methods to complement a lifetime of physical activity and fitness. Student-athletes will be able to understand the basics of weightlifting, physical conditioning, and speed and agility techniques. Student-athletes will be able to stretch, warm-up, and cool down appropriately. Coaches will teach proper team specific motor-skills that promote safety and performance. Mental Student-athletes will learn and apply mental skills, strategies, and tactics to promote competitive play. Student-athletes will demonstrate the use of sport specific rules, strategies, and concepts during sports participation. Student-athletes will be able to demonstrate anticipation, readiness, and purposeful activity. Student-athletes will understand their role and contribution. Student-athletes will set individual and team goals. Student-athletes will be able to mentally prepare for competition. Student-Athletes will learn responsibility. Student-athletes will be able to understand the importance of nutrition regarding maximum performance and an overall healthy lifestyle. Emotions / Social Coaches and student-athletes will provide a healthy atmosphere that demonstrates high standards of ethics, prosocial values, and personal conduct. Student-athletes will practice teamwork while working together through a variety of tasks. Student-athletes will exhibit good sportsmanship by congratulating teammates and opponents. Coaches will promote positive reinforcement and encourage student-athlete directed compliments. Student-athletes will demonstrate internal cooperation and competition respectfully. Leadership opportunities will be clearly expressed and available for team captains. Coaches will conduct themselves professionally during all sporting activities. Student-Athletes will value the importance of discipline, following directions and will demonstrate conflict resolution skills. Student-Athletes will create positive sporting memories, gain self-confidence and self-efficacy through their deliberate participation....read more
Softball Meeting Objectives Introductions Gather Contact Information Discuss Registration and Clearance Process MV Softball Website: http://montevistasoftball.com Key Dates Discuss Introductions Coach Steve Renfro Coach / Ms. Katlynn Beamish Coach / Ms. Natalie Miloslavich Pending coaches Program Descriptions (Program, Team, Individual) One Softball Program Two Teams Build for the Future Strive to enhance Team Spirit and Individual, School, and Community Pride More details to follow. Important and Upcoming Dates (check MV Softball website) Clearance and Registration (Andy Popper) ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PROCESS DUE JANUARY 26TH, 2018 If you are trying out for the Spring 2017-18 sports season, you will be starting a new online registration process. This process will become much easier as you will only have to enter student information once. Physicals and medical insurance information will be updated as needed. Spring paperwork is due by 01/26/18. For instruction on how to go online and register please open this FAQ Registration for athletics go to: AthleticClearance.com Open Fields begins January 9th, 2018 Opportunity to prepare for upcoming tryouts Days: T/W/Th (Weather Permitting) Time: TBD Attendance: Voluntary Notes: Dress for softball activities Open Fields will be led by upperclassmen Non-Softball skill, conditioning, etc. will be coach led. Tryouts begin on February 5th, 2018 Teams to be announced by February 16th, 2018 Winter Sports athletes can still tryout at the conclusion of their season. Practice Days / Structure Non-League and Tournaments Scrimmage February 21st, 2018 Non-League Games begin March 1st, 2018 (Subject to change) Varsity Tournament: Livermore Stampede on Spring Break April 5-7, 2018 JV Tournament: Sgt. Scott Lunger Tournament (Brentwood) on March 23-24, 2018 League begins on March 22nd,...read more
Senior on her way to Hawai’i Pacific University!
The Monte Vista Mustangs closed out their successful 2015 season with a loss to James Logan on Tuesday night in the NCS Semifinals. The biggest threat came in the top of the 7th after MV loaded the bases with 1 out, but was unable to push a run across the plate, losing 5-0. Jordan Maddox and Tressa Schroth were both 2 for 3 and Erin Yoshino had a base hit, giving Monte Vista 5 hits on the day. Seniors Mackenzie Murphy, Lindsay Rood and Alicia Yoshino played their final game for Monte Vista. All three players were 4 year varsity players and were named to the EBAL “All League” teams this past season. Congratulations to coaches Tony Bari, Jelly Selden and the entire Monte Vista Softball Family for a successful season, finishing with an 18-9 overall record, a MaxPreps state ranking of 53 and a national ranking of...read more
In the second round of the NCS playoffs, #7 seed Monte Vista beat #2 seed Heritage 10-0 in 5 innings on Friday. Monte Vista’s Mackenzie Murphy kept Heritage off the scoreboard, pitching a shutout for all five innings she was in the circle. No opposing players to cross the plate on five hits while ringing up four. An eight-run explosion in the third inning put the game away for good. Monte Vista on an RBI single by Danielle Morelan, a groundout by Erin Yoshino, an RBI single by Tressa Schroth, an RBI single by Natalie Parker, a walk by Mackenzie Murphy, an RBI single by Jordan Maddox, an RBI single by Alicia Yoshino, and a passed ball. Maddox was solid at the plate for Monte Vista; going 3-4, driving in one and scored twice. Monte Vista went up for good in the second, scoring two runs on an error and an RBI single by Schroth. Monte Vista will now travel to face #3 James Logan in the Semis on Tuesday at 6:00. Click here to read a great Mercury News article about the game....read more