"Failure is the best teacher in the world; you get to learn from what happens to you - both good and bad - in  a real-live game situation." - Greg Maddux

"Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up." - Bob Lemon

Success is the fruit of teamwork, discipline, commitment, education and hard work coming together in a fun and positive atmosphere.

  1. We will make every decision with the best interest of the kids in mind.
  2. We will provide our coaches with knowledge of the rules, fundamentals, practice methods and game strategies needed to prepare and manage their teams in a positive and successful manner.
  3. We will foster a love of baseball/softball while teaching life lessons through the game.
  4. We will work to find a positive teaching moment in every failure.
  5. We will give every child an opportunity to discover who they are as players. 

Guiding Principals

  1. Provide a professional organization staffed with devoted volunteers.
  2. Provide open lines of communication on every level of the organization.
  3. Provide clean, safe and properly maintained facilities and equipment.
  4. Encourage accountability from the association, coaches, parents and players.
  5. Encourage teamwork, dedication, good sportsmanship, loyalty, courage and respect. 
  6. Provide quality instruction in the development of baseball/softball skills.
  7. Provide every player with the opportunity to compete at the highest level of their abilities.
  8. Support our players in fulfilling their goals in the game of baseball/softball.
  9. Support the doctrine of "Athletes first, winning second".
  10. Promote the growth of baseball/softball at all levels of competition.


Methods to accomplishing our Mission

The Mission of Elk Point - Jefferson Baseball/Softball Association is to provide a fun, safe, educational and competitive experience in the game of baseball/softball for every child in the Elk Point and Jefferson communities.

Our Mission