WHY WE EXIST
The mission statement for Ironmen Baseball is “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” This statement encompasses the overall purpose of Ironmen Baseball and it comes from the Bible verse Proverbs 27:17.
Today’s young people are tomorrow’s leaders. Ironmen Baseball’s mission is to use the game of baseball to develop our players so that they are not only growing individually, but also learning how to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The success of this program will be defined by the difference it makes in the lives of our players (and those they influence) long after their baseball careers are over.
The Ironmen Baseball Club is not a Christian baseball organization in the sense that every player/family has to be a Christian. It is a Christian organization in the sense that it is founded on the Biblical principle found in Proverbs 27:17: As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Ironmen Baseball provides a youth baseball experience that every player and family deserves. What is exactly is that type of experience? It is one that defines success based on the type of impact we make on the lives of our players, on and off the field. This is youth/high school baseball. If playing for Ironmen Baseball is not a positive experience that also leads to improvement – individually and collectively – then we are literally wasting our time and stealing your money. Everything we do revolves around the vision of creating the experience that every young baseball player deserves.
Make no mistake, though. The Ironmen Coaching staff, led by owner/founder Matt Williams, knows exactly what it takes to excel on the baseball field at the highest levels. We know how to develop players excel at the varsity, collegiate, and even professional levels. We also know that experience at the highest levels of baseball does not automatically make someone a good coach, especially at the youth and high school levels. There are plenty of examples of players who “made it” but are unable and/or unwilling to take that experience and use it for the development of young players. Our staff is very intentional in how we take the principles of success at the highest levels and apply them to each player/team in ways that meet each player/team where they are and then actually help them learn and implement what we are teaching.
A huge part of the baseball experience that every player deserves also revolves around how we behave and treat others. We have high standards for our club and outline those standards in our Codes of Conduct for players, parents, and coaches. To put it simply, we treat others the way we would like to be treated. We aren’t perfect, and we don’t expect you to be perfect either, but we have zero tolerance for repeated behaviors that don’t align with our Ironmen Codes of Conduct.