Baseball Policies

PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IS DEPENDENT ON YOUR ELIGIBILITY. WE WILL FOLLOW THE PINE ISLAND SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES AS NOTED IN THE EXTRA-CURRICULAR HANDBOOK.

DENTENTIONS DURING THE BASEBALL SEASON
1st Detention - Miss one game
2nd Detention - Miss two games
3rd Detention - Miss the remaining games on the schedule *  If the player is an underclassman, they may continue to practice with the team.

MISSING SCHOOL, A GAME OR PRACTICE DUE TO AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE
1st Unexcused Absence - Miss one game
2nd Unexcused Absence - Miss two games
3rd Unexcused Absence - Miss the remaining games on the schedule * If the player is an underclassman, they may continue to practice with the team.

GAMES
All players are expected to attend all games on the team schedule.  However, players will be excused for other school activities, illness, injuries, personal problems, or family commitments.  Parents need to send a note or e-mail a coach about possible conflicts where the player will be gone.

PRACTICES
On school days practice will begin practice at 3:30 pm.  When school is not in session, the starting time for those non-school day practices will be communicated to the players. If we practice indoors due to the weather, grades 9-12 will practice from 3:30-5:30 and Jr High will practice from 5:30-7:30. Jr High will practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  If a player has a conflict and must miss a practice, they need to personally contact the coach. Any player showing up late for practice without a valid excuse, will have consequences.

POOR SPORTSMANSHIP
The Pine Island Baseball Program is proud of their tradition of sportsmanship.  If a player is eliminated from a game due to poor sportsmanship, they will have to sit out the next game (MSHSL Ruling).  The coaching staff will determine if additional suspensions will occur if the action is flagrant.