Cougar Athletics

Middle Tennessee Christian School

SPRING SPORTS OPENING DAY

Opening day for spring sports is here!! Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, and Track & Field will all open up their seasons this week. You should not have any trouble find an athletic contest to go to any day of the week. For a complete calendar of events, go to mtcssports.com and click on calendar.


3/12/18

Baseball - Home vs. Cascade 5:30

Softball - Away vs. Ezell-Harding 4:00

Soccer - Home vs. Cannon Co. 6:30

Tennis - Home vs. Summit 4:00

MS Softball - Home vs. Whitworth Buchanan 4:30


Good luck to all our coaches and athletes as they begin their grind.


Great job coaches!! Keep up the good work!!

ATHLETIC TEAM GEAR WORN AT SCHOOL

Please address this again with your teams.


Most of our kids are doing the right thing. However, some are slipping in their willingness to follow the school dress code. Please help me stress the importance for our athletes to be the leaders of our school and do what's right all the time. I will begin cracking down on the habitual offenders which some of them are athletes. Thank you for helping me clean this up so that some of your athletes don't miss practice for after school restriction.


Athletic Dress Code for Fridays


1. Athletes may wear "team issued" shirts or jerseys on Friday only during that sport's season.

2. Everyone must wear the same "team issued' shirt on that day.

3. Shirts and jerseys must be tucked in their school khakis or kilts. (I am working on a team shirt or jersey schedule for the spring sports)

4. Athletes may also wear "team issued" pullovers on Friday only.

5. Hooded sweatshirts are never allowed.


If you have questions about "team issued" or any specific/particular language, please contact me ASAP.


We want our student/athletes to feel pride and community about the sports they represent but please stress with your athletes that if this is abused and becomes a problem, we will suspend the privilege.

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

Spring coaches recently received Emergency Action Plans. Please take some time to look over and familiarize yourself with these. I will be posting these soon in press boxes, concession stands, etc. Take some time to think through the "what ifs" emergency situations that you may be called upon to make a split second decision. I will will be getting with each head coach soon to discuss each sport's EAP and make sure everything is covered.


After thinking and discussing with a few coaches, we have decided to change a few game and facility management procedures.


  1. We are closing the cul-de-sac during practices and games from now on. Please help us by moving barricades in place and asking any who has pulled in there to move their vehicle. The reasoning behind this is to ensure we are able to get an ambulance and possible fire truck into the cul-de-sac in the case of emergency.
  2. We are not allowing any cars to be parked in the entrance to the softball field. Please help us by closing the gate and asking any who has pulled in there to move their vehicle. The reasoning behind this is to ensure we are able to get an ambulance and possible fire truck down to the softball field in the case of emergency.
  3. We are not allowing any cars to be parked in the grass near the tennis courts. Please help us by asking anyone who has pulled in the grass to move their vehicle. The reasoning behind this is to ensure we are able to get an ambulance and possible fire truck as close as possible in the case of emergency.

NEW YORK YANKEES

Last March I was able to take a few students and parents to the site of old Yankee Stadium. As a lifelong Yankee fan, to be able to stand on the site of the old stadium where some of the great Yankees have played was amazing. A few months later I was able to go to my first game in Yankee Stadium. It was an experience I will never forget.


As the spring season is upon us, I want to share a few quotes from some famous Yankees. Whether you love them or hate them, there is no argument that the New York Yankees have one of the most successful organizations in professional sports.


"Most games are lost, not won." - Casey Stengel


"When I gave up me, I became more." - Don Mattingly


The rookie shortstop, Derek Jeter, and the veteran first baseman, Don Mattingly were finishing up a workout on a back field, all alone, the seats empty, not a player or team official in sight. A tired Jeter had started walking off the field - no urgency or bounce to his step - when a jogging Mattingly came up behind him and in passing said, "Let's run it in. You never know who is watching."


"Everybody judges players differently. I judge a player by what he does for his team and not what he does for himself. The name of the game is self-sacrifice." - Billy Martin


"I think you take criticism as a challenge." - Derek Jeter


"Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games." - Babe Ruth


"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - Babe Ruth