Academics is a crucial part of all athletes' current and future success. Making sure maturing ballplayers have the academic knowledge and learning skills necessary for educational and career success is a vital aspect of the Nokona Baseball program.
We stress discipline, structure, work ethic, dedication and practicing with a purpose when it comes to baseball—but we also look for and bolster these same characteristics in our players when it comes to their education. Becoming a skilled baseball player requires many things besides just athleticism and talent. If a young ballplayer's dream is to compete at a high collegiate level, then the concern that is first and foremost in the recruitment process is education.
At every level in our organization, from management to coaches to clinicians and specialists, we understand that an athletically rigorous schedule like the one we offer at Nokona Baseball places extreme time demands on players, and we fully recognize the effort they put forth indoors during the off season and on the field during the season. Beginning in the fall of 2015, we will offer Academic Tutoring at our new Nokona Athletic Club facility to our players. It is our intent to not only develop and guide our players so they can compete at their highest level on the field, but also help them excel academically and thereby become complete scholar athletes who genuinely represent the finest talent in every sense of the term.