Amat Victoria Curam
Victory Favors the Prepared
We believe success is built upon hard work and preparedness in baseball, academics, business, and life. Our creed, “Amat Victoria Curam – Victory Favors the Prepared,” reflects our core values, guides our overall mission, and helps set our organization’s standards.
Tacoma Select’s mission is in the positive development of its players both on the baseball field and in life.
On the field, Tacoma Select stresses the importance of practice and competition, focusing on developing high-level baseball skills. We focus on the importance of preparation, teamwork, sportsmanship, confidence, leadership, and attention to detail. Tacoma Selects players are expected to strive toward the appropriate responses to both success and adversity.
Off the field, we emphasize character development, achieving strong academic results in school, exhibiting individual and team accountability and responsibility, developing communication skills, and being a good community steward.
The organization achieves its goals through the leadership of its founders, coaches, trainers, and players’ families. Tacoma Select expects all its players to strive to achieve that standard.
A Tacoma Select player understands that both in the game and in life, they and the team will have moments of success and failure; their response to adversity and success will define their character. In facing these moments, the players are expected to show support to teammates, a commitment to excellence, humility with success, self-motivation, even tempered emotional response, and a deterministic work ethic.
Tacoma Select players are expected to take personal ownership of their actions. The player understands what is expected of them and takes his or her commitments to family, coaches, teammates, organization, and the community seriously.
A Tacoma Select player understands that the organization’s culture requires them to always bring the right attitude. A negative mindset will impact the culture of the team and organization. We strive toward a focus on competing, even when things don’t go as planned, and taking responsibility when we do not get the desired results.
The opportunity to play for Tacoma Select is a privilege. Understanding players have this opportunity because of parents’ time and financial commitment, the dedication of coaches and volunteers, and the support of management, ownership, and sponsors. Not everyone who tryouts get accepted into the program and those in the program who don’t maintain our standards may not be invited back.
Service and commitment:
A Tacoma Select player is expected to be a good community steward and maintain academic standards. Not maintaining standards could directly affect play time or membership in the team
Tacoma Select will always seek outstanding on-field baseball development by teaching fundamentals, solid strategic insight, and appropriate emotional responses to competition and adversity.
We prepare all our players for the next steps in their baseball careers by developing fundamentals and situation teaching, practice, live game repetitions, and the correct mental approach.