Austin Texans Baseball (aka TEXANS Baseball) follows the slogan of “God, Family, Education, Baseball”, in that order. Specifically for baseball, it has always been the goal to have a high school program that rivals other home school programs, good private school programs, and high-level public schools in our area. We match the talent and team quality of our TEXANS teams to be competitive in games that we schedule. With that in mind, our games this season include local home school teams, competitive private school teams, 4A – 6A local high school teams, and a couple of larger schools. We would love to win all of our games but we also know that if we do win all of our games then we are not playing tough enough competition that pushes us to be a better team and pushes your players to be better baseball players.
This leads to goals for the players in this program. Players are playing with us to get better. Whatever level your player is, our goal is to move that player to the next level. Personally, I would like all TEXANS players to be recruited for spots in college. The goal is for players and families to get to choose when their competitive baseball careers are over. Coaching, guidance, competition, connections, and curation are five ways we try to make sure that happens.
One final note about our baseball season…this is competitive baseball. We are competing with good competition and players will at times compete with each other and with themselves to be on the field. We know that baseball is a game and when played well, baseball is fun. Winning is also fun and decisions made by coaches are intended to move players to the next level so that the team can win. That being said, we are not a “win at all costs program.” We will play the game with respect and treat our opponents, coaches, parents, and players with respect. Recently, I heard a sermon that used Galatians 3:26 – 28 “So in Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Our interactions as TEXANS players, families, coaches, etc. will be guided by the fact that we are all one in Christ Jesus.