What Is ASAP About?
ASAP Academy offers baseball and softball players ages 7-18 the opportunity to receive intensive performance training intended to enhance overall youth athletic development, as well as baseball/softball fundamentals in a positive and challenging environment. We believe that student athletes cannot attain and maintain physical condition unless they are physically and mentally prepared. At ASAP Academy we teach the mental game through Athleticism, Self Esteem, Attitude, and Perseverance.
We encourage our student athletes to strive to be lifelong learners on and off the field, to grow as a person through character development, and to play the game of baseball with respect, dignity, and integrity. We believe that individuality is not sufficient to become a better athlete; we promote team unity and team spirit.
The ASAP Baseball program is committed to developing student athletes to be competitive at all levels. We are a program. We have no intention to build the strongest team in SCV and win at all costs.
We focus on a player’s attitude and how it affects the team. Attitudes have the power to lift up or tear down a team. In our observation, success is not built around TALENT alone. We have come across many players over the years and for some reason or another they do not see the connection between attitude and the success of a team or another player. Yes, working on skills at practices is important, but what is it really worth if players do not have a purpose. Remember, it's all about attitude.
People want to believe that talent alone is enough to build a championship team. The success of a team depends on attitude. THIS APPLIES BOTH TO THE PLAYERS AND PARENTS. It takes 100% of a families understanding and commitment. We have a set of rules that have been filtered and very successful over the years. We have noticed success occurs when players and parents have the capacity and discipline to be patient and understand our rules.
When choosing players for the program, there are certain requirements that must be met by both parents and players. It is by this method that we, the coaching staff, can obtain a true assessment of the players and their families. We look for strong-minded individuals who have a true desire to learn and appreciate the dynamics of the game, rather than just want to play. They must be willing to do what it takes to improve both the team and individual.
We will always stay true to our four core principles of our program:
Athleticism, Self Esteem, Attitude, Perseverance
Understand this program is for the players. It is not pay to play, it is PAY TO LEARN.
Every day you put this jersey on, it's a privilege." -- Stan Musial