Home Run Baseball is designed to be a Christian
sports opportunity which provides home-educated students with an
environment conducive to skill development, good sportsmanship, and a
positive recreational experience. We hope to carry this out in a safe and
respectful atmosphere with instruction and competition based on Biblical
Principles and Priorities
Our purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ and encourage
Christian character in each individual involved, whether they are players,
coaches, umpires, parent‐volunteers, or spectators. Click here,
for a list of Scriptures that reflect our purpose for this league.
The coaches carry this responsibility first, as they
instruct players in baseball/softball skills as well as in Christ‐like
attitudes and behavior on the field. If we expect the young people on our
teams to “walk worthy” of Christ as they play baseball/softball, then we,
the adults, must lead by example.
There should never be a case where a spectator yells
at the umpire or at opposing players.
It is not the umpires’ job to deal with crowd control issues. They
need to keep their attention on the game and the players. Therefore, we are
requiring our coaches and parents to be aware of spectators who are doing
this and lovingly encourage them to be self‐controlled and be a
positive witness for Jesus Christ.
We desire to give our children an opportunity to play
baseball/softball in an environment which glorifies and honors the living
God. Each adult plays an important role in making this happen.
Players as well, are to be self-controlled, not
disputing or voicing disagreement with the ruling of an umpire. If a player
does argue a call, it is the responsibility of the coach to remove him/her
from the game immediately. However,
they are always welcome to ask a respectful question for the purpose of
Along this same line, remember that our umpires are
volunteers. They are serving all of us, as a ministry. They will seek to do
their best as unto the Lord Jesus, so let us make it as easy on them as possible.
Remember, it is only a game and a bad call is not intentional, nor worth
choosing to sin in our response.
If you have concerns regarding an umpire or how the
game is being played, please go through proper channels. First, bring
your concern to your child’s coach and let him evaluate and deal with the
situation as he/she deems best. We encourage the coaches to work together
to work through issues and communicate issues with the umpires. If you, as
a coach, have a concern with a specific umpire or another team that is not
being resolved, please contact the League manager.
Once again, remember that it is a game, and while
winning is the objective in all competition, and we are definitely coaching
the teams to win, nevertheless, there are other areas that are even more
important. Namely, discipling the
young people – encouraging each to give their personal best, maintain self‐control
in heated moments, be a team player, represent Jesus, etc.
At times, one team will dominate another team. This
is not always avoidable. We must each work toward good sportsmanship in
these moments. If a team is regularly more dominant, the coach will do
whatever he/she can to keep from running up the score by giving younger,
less-experienced players opportunity to try different positions.
It will be the coach’s job to make sure the team is
ready to start on time, but parents can really help facilitate this be
making sure the child is to the field early, has his/her shirt tucked in
and jewelry removed and has spent a few minutes preparing/praying to have a
Christ‐centered focus prior to the game. Team parents are also encouraged to ask
the coach how they can assist with preparing the team.
Let’s have fun! Let’s BE the Light and the
Salt! Let’s have a great season!
questions, concerns, and more information, contact us at: email@example.com
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