Determination | Accountability | Community | Integrity | Desire
I. Determination | (Noun) | De-ter-mi-na-tion | \ di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən \ | A firmness of purpose or resoluteness. The desire to control or work towards an outcome. If desire is to strongly want or wish for something to happen, or a goal to be achieved, determination is what will be required to achieve that goal. Evolution Baseball expects our athletes, coaches, and leaders to possess and continue to develop a strong level of self-determination.
II. Accountability | (Noun) | ac-ccount-a-bil-i-ty | \ ə-ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ | An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions. Evolution Baseball expects all members of our community to take responsibility for their actions both on and off the field. We will be admitting our mistakes and choose to do something to fix them rather than making excuses for why they are happening.
III. Community | (Noun) | com-mu-ni-ty |\ kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē \ | A feeling of fellowship and camaraderie with others, sharing common interests, attitudes, and goals. Evolution Baseball seeks to foster and cultivate a like-minded community of people who are dedicated to developing not just as baseball players, but as people. Furthermore, we hope to be appositive member within the baseball community, but more importantly, the community at large.
IV. Integrity | (Noun) | in-teg-ri-ty | \ in-ˈte-grə-tē | The quality of being honest and having moral principles. At Evolution, we expect our program leaders, coaches, and athletes to make the right decision even when nobody is watching them — to know the difference between right & wrong and choose to do what it right.
V. Desire | (Verb) | de-sire | \ di-ˈzī(-ə)r , dē- \ | To strongly wish for or want something. Evolution Baseball expects all members of the Evolution Community to constantly have the desire to get better — not just as baseball players, but as people as well.