Playing baseball for Locust Fork High School is one of the most positive and rewarding experiences a young man can have. By participating in the program, he should develop as an individual and as a ballplayer. To be successful, he must exhibit characteristics of responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, discipline, focus, respect, and hard work. We want to be a team that plays fundamentally sound, smart, and tough baseball. We are in pursuit of excellence. Achieving excellence requires that everyone performs their role, everyday, to the best of their ability.
At Locust Fork High School, players are expected to put their academic success first and their athletic success second. Our goal each and every day is to provide our student-athletes an environment in which they can learn the game of baseball, improve their skills, learn life lessons, compete at the highest level possible, and have fun. Every player in the program must take responsibility for his actions in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. As a team, we must be willing to prepare better and work harder than every opponent.
The team needs the full support of parents. We are all working towards common goals, and we can best achieve those by being one cohesive unit. We demand that each player puts the team above himself, both on and off the field. Parents and players should understand that school sports are competitive and the best players will play. The coaching staff will determine who the best players are. Players who do not start or play a lot are still important members and contributors to the team. Ultimately, the team experience and life lessons are what sports are all about. We ask that parents respect the decisions of the coaching staff by showing support of the players and coaches even through difficult times. Each and every decision made will be done with integrity and careful consideration.
As a coaching staff, we have a great deal of pride in Locust Fork High School Baseball that we are so fortunate to be a part of. Each and everything we do has the best interest of the players and program in mind. We strive to be the best communicators possible, and are always looking for ways to improve. The staff is extremely excited about the upcoming season and the process of building a championship team.
Coaches: Donnie Taylor, Jeff Branham, Parker Nelson, Kevin Cox
Locust Fork Baseball
In Pursuit of Excellence